Wade L. Knez

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BACKGROUND There is strong evidence that exercise affects platelet haemostasis factors, but this potential effect on growth factor concentrations in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has never been studied. In addition, there is a paucity of studies focusing on the effects of activating agents used in conjunction with PRP. The first aim of this study was to(More)
In this study, we aimed to investigate physiological determinants of endurance performance that best predict 5000-m average run velocity before and after endurance training. Thirty-nine previously untrained participants completed a 5000-m run; a constant velocity test (measuring running economy); and an incremental treadmill test to determine maximal oxygen(More)
At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity accumulated on most, preferably all days is considered the minimum level necessary to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Despite an unclear explanation, some epidemiological data paradoxically suggest that a very high volume of exercise is associated with a decrease in(More)
The magnitude of improvement in peak oxygen uptake (V(o)(2peak))) and performance to an exercise training regime is related to the V(o)(2) of prior accumulated exercise training bouts. However, it is unclear whether constant rate training (CRT) or interval training (INT) preferentially alters the V(o)(2) of running exercise. Therefore, the purpose of this(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to determine whether competitive intermittent exercise in the heat affects recovery, aggravates markers of muscle fiber damage, and delays the recovery of performance and muscle glycogen stores. METHODS Plasma creatine kinase, serum myoglobin, muscle glycogen, and performance parameters (sprint, endurance, and neuromuscular(More)
INTRODUCTION Ultraendurance athletes who maintain a very high volume of exercise may, as a result of greater production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), be particularly susceptible to oxidative damage. PURPOSE This study sought to examine and compare pre- and postrace markers of oxidative stress in ultraendurance athletes training for, and competing in,(More)
This study examined the influence of training volume on resting and exercise-induced plasma markers of oxidative stress (MDA concentration) and antioxidant status (GPX, CAT & SOD erythrocyte activities). Moderately trained participants (TG) (n=6; 4 males and 2 females; 25±1.8 years) and sedentary control subjects (CG) participated in the 8-week(More)
Increasing vertical jump height is a critical component for performance enhancement in many sports. It takes on a number of different forms and conditions, including double and single legged jumps and stationary and run-up jumps. In an attempt to understand the factors that influence vertical jump performance, an extensive analysis was undertaken using the(More)
Central hemodynamics such as ascending aortic blood pressure (BP), wave reflection and myocardial perfusion are clinically important in the context of cardiovascular health. Ultra-endurance athletes may be at greater risk of cardiovascular abnormalities due to chronically increased physiological stress placed on the cardiovascular system. This study was a(More)
A paucity of research is available on the optimal pacing strategy for cycling events longer than 4 km. Anecdotal evidence suggests that an even pacing strategy is most suitable; however, controlled studies have only determined that a slow start is more suitable than a fast start pacing strategy. Currently, it is unclear which strategy is more effective for(More)