Richard L. Seip

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PURPOSE This study assessed variability in muscle size and strength changes in a large cohort of men and women after a unilateral resistance training program in the elbow flexors. A secondary purpose was to assess sex differences in size and strength changes after training. METHODS Five hundred eighty-five subjects (342 women, 243 men) were tested at one(More)
A noninvasive technique for monitoring tissue temperature changes due to heating fields using diagnostic ultrasound is described. The approach is based on the discrete scattering model used in the tissue characterization literature and the observation that most biological tissues are semi-regular scattering lattices. It has been demonstrated by many(More)
The alpha-actinin 3 (ACTN3) gene encodes a protein of the Z disk of myofibers, and a polymorphism of ACTN3 results in complete loss of the protein. The ACTN3 genotype (R577X) has been found to be associated with performance in Australian elite athletes (Yang N, MacArthur DG, Gulbin JP, Hahn AG, Beggs AH, Easteal S, and North K. Am J Hum Genet 73: 627-631,(More)
The effect of exercise modality on the relationship between ratings of perceived exertion (RPE), blood lactate concentration, oxygen uptake (VO2), and heart rate (HR) was examined in 29 untrained male subjects who completed counterbalanced VO2max/lactate threshold (LT) protocols on a cycle ergometer (CE) and treadmill (TM). Heart rate, VO2, and RPE were(More)
A method for noninvasively estimating spatiotemporal temperature changes in samples using diagnostic ultrasound, and using these as inputs to a multipoint ultrasound phased array temperature controller, is presented in this paper. This method is based on a linear relationship between the apparent tissue echo pattern displacements and temperature, as seen(More)
The present study investigated the effect of training state on ratings of perceived exertion obtained at the lactate threshold (LT) and fixed blood lactate concentrations (FBLC) of 2.0, 2.5, and 4.0 mM. Runners (N = 20) and nonrunners (N = 29) completed a progressive horizontal treadmill (TM) running test which allowed identification of the TM velocities(More)
Fifteen male runners were tested on two occasions to determine the reliability of a continuous incremental level running treadmill protocol (C), with 3-min stages, for lactate threshold (LT) and fixed blood lactate concentration (FBLC) (2.0 mM, 2.5 mM, 4.0 mM) assessment. Test-retest (T-RT) reliability coefficients for velocity at LT, 2.0 mM, 2.5 mM, and(More)
PURPOSE We examined associations among myostatin (MSTN) 2379 A > G and 163 G > A and follistatin (FST) -5003 A > T and -833 G > T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) on the muscle size and the strength response to resistance training (RT). METHODS Subjects (n = 645, age = 24.1 +/- 0.2 yr, body mass index [BMI] = 24.2 +/- 0.2 kg x m(-2)) self-disclosed(More)
The aims of this study were to examine associations between two SNPs in the human IL-15 gene and three SNPs in the IL-15Ralpha gene with predictors of metabolic syndrome and phenotypes in muscle, strength, and bone at baseline and in response to resistance training (RT). Subjects were Caucasians who had not performed RT in the previous year and consisted of(More)
INTRODUCTION Skeletal muscle is critically important to human performance and health, but little is known of the genetic factors influencing muscle size, strength, and its response to exercise training. The Functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) Associated with Muscle Size and Strength, or FAMuSS, Study is a multicenter, NIH-funded program to(More)