Valéria Bonganha

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The present study aimed to analyze the magnitude of muscle damage and inflammatory responses induced by eccentric exercise in young (YW) and postmenopausal women (PMW). Seventeen healthy women (nine YW, 23.89 ± 2.03 years; and eight PMW, 51.13 ± 5.08 years) performed five sets of six maximal eccentric actions of the elbow flexors. Changes in isometric(More)
BACKGROUND The postmenopausal phase has been considered an aggravating factor for developing metabolic syndrome. Notwithstanding, no studies have as yet investigated the effects of resistance training on metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Thus, the purpose of this study was to verify whether resistance training could reduce the risk of metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND It is crucial to know the demands on basketball referees, in different match periods (MPs) and phases of competition, for planning referee training and subsequent successful refereeing. OBJECTIVE To measure and evaluate the distance covered by referees in a match by measuring the number of interruptions, percentage of heart rate (%HR), and(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the ageing process in the electromechanical delay (EMD), rate of torque development (RTD) and peak torque (PT) of the knee extensor muscles. The volunteers were assigned to three groups: young group (YG - 23·44 ± 4·74 years, 78·14 ± 15·11 kg, 1·72 ± 0·05 m), middle-aged group (MAG - 49·56 ± 6·06 years,(More)
Relações da força muscular com indicadores de hipertrofia após 32 semanas de treinamento com pesos em mulheres na pós-menopausa ABSTRACT The aim of the present study was to evaluate muscle strength and hypertrophy indicators on increases of strength after 32 weeks of resistance training (RT), prescribed by the target of maximum repetitions in postmenopausal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the immunological responses and the association between variation in exercise load and self-reported occurrence of upper respiratory illness (URI) symptoms in young basketball athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample was composed of twelve young male athletes aged 12.7 ± 0.6 years, with a height of 170(More)
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