Nitrate Intake Promotes Shift in Muscle Fiber Type Composition during Sprint Interval Training in Hypoxia

@inproceedings{Smet2016NitrateIP,
  title={Nitrate Intake Promotes Shift in Muscle Fiber Type Composition during Sprint Interval Training in Hypoxia},
  author={Stefan De Smet and Ruud van Thienen and Louise Deldicque and Ruth James and Craig Sale and David J Bishop and Peter Hespel},
  booktitle={Front. Physiol.},
  year={2016}
}
PURPOSE We investigated the effect of sprint interval training (SIT) in normoxia, vs. SIT in hypoxia alone or in conjunction with oral nitrate intake, on buffering capacity of homogenized muscle (βhm) and fiber type distribution, as well as on sprint and endurance performance. METHODS Twenty-seven moderately-trained participants were allocated to one of three experimental groups: SIT in normoxia (20.9% FiO2) + placebo (N), SIT in hypoxia (15% FiO2) + placebo (H), or SIT in hypoxia + nitrate… CONTINUE READING