Viswanath Balagopalan Unnithan

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Joseph Pilates (1880±1967) created a system of ®tness exercises that are still practiced in a more or less modi®ed form. Within the last two decades, there has been a signi®cant increase in the popularity of such Pilates-inspired (PI) exercises. This paper describes current claims for the e€ectiveness of PI exercises and comments on their validity. Motor(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a 12-wk functional circuit-training program (FCT) could alter markers of physical frailty in a group of frail community-dwelling adults. Fifty-one individuals (31 women, 20 men), mean age (± SD) 84 (± 2.9) yr, met frailty criteria and were randomly assigned into groups (FCT = 26, control group [CG] = 25).(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any differences in the submaximal energy cost of movement between overweight (OW) and non-overweight (NO) children while playing a dance simulation video game, Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) and to determine if the cardiorespiratory measures obtained while playing the game met the American College of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of maturity status on the autonomic nervous system at rest and recovery after short-term, high-intensity exercise in adolescents. METHODS A biological maturity age was estimated in 27 males by calculating the years from peak height velocity (PHV) using a multiple regression equation. Subjects were divided into two groups:(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous investigations have demonstrated that a regimen of high-intensity inspiratory muscle training (IMT) resulted in changes in ventilatory function and exercise capacity in patients with chronic lung disease, although the effect of high-intensity IMT in subjects who are healthy is yet to be determined. The purpose of this study,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a strength and aerobic interval training program on arm-cranking economy, aerobic capacity, and gross motor function in children and adolescents with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS Seven subjects (five females, two males; mean age 15.9, range 14-18 yr) participated in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Physical frailty has been regarded as a precursor state to disability and dependence on others for daily activities. Frail individuals are considered to be the group of patients that presents the most complex and challenging problems to health care professionals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a 12-week functional(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate physiological and technical attributes of prepubertal soccer players during multiple small-sided games (SSGs), and determine if SSGs can act as a talent identification tool. Sixteen highly trained U10 soccer players participated and separated into two groups of eight. Each group played six small-sided (4 vs. 4) matches(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the influence of different relaxation modes: stretching (ST), active recovery (AR), and passive recovery (PR) on muscle relaxation after dynamic exercise of the quadriceps femoris. DESIGN Ten healthy male volunteers between 24 and 38 yrs of age participated in this study. After the warm-up, subjects(More)
Maximal performance in swimming depends on metabolic power and the economy of swimming. Thus, the energy cost of swimming (economy= VO(2)/V, C(s)) and maximal aerobic power (VO(2max)) in elite young female swimmers (n=10, age: 15.3+/-1.5 years) and their relationships to race times (50-1,000 m) and national ranking were examined. VO(2) increased(More)