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Neuromuscular Function After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage
The aims of this review are to summarise the functional decrements associated with exercise-induced muscle damage, relate these decrements to theoretical views regarding underlying mechanisms (i.e. sarcomere disruption, impaired excitation-contraction coupling, preferential fibre type damage, and impaired muscle metabolism), and discuss the potential impact of muscle damage on athletic performance.
Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and Potential Mechanisms for the Repeated Bout Effect
There is little consensus as to the actual mechanism of the repeated bout effect, but it is possible that the phenomenon occurs through the interaction of various neural, connective tissue and cellular factors that are dependent on the particulars of the eccentric exercise bout and the specific muscle groups involved.
Validity of heart rate, pedometry, and accelerometry for predicting the energy cost of children's activities.
It is concluded that a triaxial accelerometer provides the best assessment of activity and offers potential for large population studies.
Validation of the RT3 triaxial accelerometer for the assessment of physical activity.
The RT3 accelerometer is a good measure of physical activity for boys and men, however, moderate and vigorous intensity count thresholds differ forboys and men when the predominant activities are walking and running.
The effect of exercise-induced muscle damage on isometric and dynamic knee extensor strength and vertical jump performance
In this study, we assessed the effect of exercise-induced muscle damage on knee extensor muscle strength during isometric, concentric and eccentric actions at 1.57 rad · s -1 and vertical jump
Validation of the GENEA Accelerometer.
The GENEA is a reliable and valid measurement tool capable of classifying the intensity of physical activity in adults and to compare the intensity classification of the GENEA with two widely used accelerometers.
Changes in performance, skinfold thicknesses, and fat patterning after three years of intense athletic conditioning in high level runners
The loss of body fat appears to be specific to the muscular groups used during training, and the lower limb skinfolds may be particularly useful predictors of running performance.
Muscle soreness, swelling, stiffness and strength loss after intense eccentric exercise.
A non-significant correlation between pain and STR indicated that pain was not a major factor in strength loss, and the prolonged nature of these symptoms indicates that repair to damaged soft tissue is a slow process.
Effects of cold water immersion on the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage.
It is concluded that although cold water immersion may reduce muscle stiffness and the amount of post-exercise damage after strenuous eccentric activity, there appears to be no effect on the perception of tenderness and strength loss, which is characteristic after this form of activity.
The effects of exercise-induced muscle damage on maximal intensity intermittent exercise performance
The results provide further evidence that, following a plyometric, muscle-damaging exercise protocol, the ability of the muscle to generate power is reduced for at least 3 days, manifested by a small, but statistically significant reduction in very short-term intermittent sprint running performance.