Maik Jörg Lehmann

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Overtraining is an imbalance between training and recovery, exercise and exercise capacity, stress and stress tolerance. Stress is the sum of training and nontraining stress factors. Peripheral (short-term overtraining, STO) or peripheral and central fatigue may result (long-term overtraining, LTO). STO lasting a few days up to 2 wk is termed overreaching.(More)
The effectiveness of high performance training should be examined at short intervals in order to recognize overtraining promptly. Field or laboratory tests can usually not be performed with such frequency. Easy-to-measure biological, training-relevant parameters are being sought to use in their place. Since the importance of the sympathetic nervous system(More)
To keep pace with progressing urbanization organisms must cope with extensive habitat change. Anthropogenic light and noise have modified differences between day and night, and may thereby interfere with circadian clocks. Urbanized species, such as birds, are known to advance their activity to early morning and night hours. We hypothesized that such(More)
METHOD In exercise training with chronic heart failure patients, working muscles should be stressed with high intensity stimuli without causing cardiac overstraining. This is possible using interval method exercise. In this study, three interval exercise modes with different ratios of work/ recovery phases (30/60 s, 15/60 s and 10/60 s) and different work(More)
This study analyzes a new exercise training procedure, which includes interval exercise training on cycle ergometer (IntCT) (30-s work phases/60-s recovery phases) and on treadmill (60-s work and recovery phases each). Training was applied for 3 wk in 18 patients with severe chronic heart failure (CHF) ((mean +/- SEM) age 52 +/- 2 yr, ejection fraction 21(More)
The amino acid imbalance hypothesis should explain the fatigue originating in the brain during sustained exercise or over-training as a branched-chain (BCAA)/aromatic amino acids (AAA) imbalance with increased brain tryptophan uptake and 5-hydroxytryptamine synthesis. The serum amino acid profile was determined in 9 ultra-triathletes before and after(More)
In rowing, static and dynamic work of approximately 70% of the body's muscle mass is involved for 5.5 to 8 min at an average power of 450 to 550 W. In high load training phases before World Championships, training volume reaches 190 min.d-1, of which between 55 and 65% is performed as rowing, and the rest is nonspecific training like gymnastics and(More)
BACKGROUND Objective of this study was to get more insight in hematology, biochemistry, and endocrinology of ultra-endurance exercise, to improve knowledge in this field, supplementation, and medical care of affected athletes. METHODS A large body of individual hematological, biochemical, and endocrinological parameters was analyzed in the blood taken(More)
Echocardiographic measurements in 90 successful athletes were compared with data from untrained subjects and patients with hypertension and cardiomyopathy. The athletes represented sports disciplines requiring predominantly static exercise and power training (weight lifters, hammer-throwers, shot putters) and dynamic or endurance exercise (middle and long(More)
Performance and hormones were determined in eight middle- and nine long-distance runners after an increase in training volume (ITV, February 1989) or intensity (ITI, February 1990). Seven runners participated in both studies. The objective was to cause an overtraining syndrome. The mean training volume of 85.9 km week-1 increased within 3 weeks to 176.6 km(More)