Etudes cardio

Etre bon en cardio enfant aide-t’il à prendre du muscle plus tard?

02/11/2018 | Etudes cardio et Etudes Musculation


Physiological adaptations to resistance training in rats selectively bred for low and high response to aerobic exercise training
Juha P. Ahtiainen         Experimental Physiology banner                 05 September 2018

1 New Findings
What is the central question of this study?

Can phenotypic traits associated with low response to one mode of training be extrapolated to other exercise‐inducible phenotypes? The present study investigated whether rats that are low responders to endurance training are also low responders to resistance training.

What is the main finding and its importance?

After resistance training, rats that are high responders to aerobic exercise training improved more in maximal strength compared with low‐responder rats. However, the greater gain in strength in high‐responder rats was not accompanied by muscle hypertrophy, suggesting that the responses observed could be mainly neural in origin.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether rats selectively bred for low and high response to aerobic exercise training co‐segregate for differences in muscle adaptations to ladder‐climbing resistance training. Five high‐responder (HRT) and five low‐responder (LRT) rats completed the resistance training, while six HRT and six LRT rats served as sedentary control animals. Before and after the 6 week intervention, body composition was determined by dual energy X‐ray absorptiometry. Before tissue harvesting, the right triceps surae muscles were loaded by electrical stimulation. Muscle fibre cross‐sectional areas, nuclei per cell, phosphorylation status of selected signalling proteins of mTOR and Smad pathways, and muscle protein, DNA and RNA concentrations were determined for the right gastrocnemius muscle. The daily protein synthesis rate was determined by the deuterium oxide method from the left quadriceps femoris muscle. Tissue weights of fore‐ and hindlimb muscles were measured. In response to resistance training, maximal carrying capacity was greater in HRT (∼3.3 times body mass) than LRT (∼2.5 times body mass), indicating greater improvements of strength in HRT. However, muscle hypertrophy that could be related to greater strength gains in HRT was not observed. Furthermore, noteworthy changes within the experimental groups or differences between groups were not observed in the present measures. The lack of hypertrophic muscular adaptations despite considerable increases in muscular strength suggest that adaptations to the present ladder‐climbing training in HRT and LRT rats were largely induced by neural adaptations.

Efficacité des repos extrêmes entre les séries?

18/10/2018 | Etudes cardio et Echauffement et blessures et Etudes Musculation


Sprint exercise snacks: A novel approach to increase aerobic

G. Jackson         Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. Vol. 43, 2018

Sprint interval training (SIT) is a time-efficient way to improve aerobic
fitness. The purpose of this study was to determine if performing
isolated sprints throughout the day with longer (>1 hour) rest periods
(i.e., “sprint snacks”) could comparably improve aerobic capacity. In a
randomized pilot trial, healthy, young, inactive participants performed
six weeks of training (3 d/wk) as either sprint snacks (SS; 3x20
sec with 1-4-hour rest, n=12) or SIT (3x20 sec with 3-minute rest within
a 10-minute session, n=16).

The primary outcome was peak oxygen
uptake (V˙ O2peak) assessed before and after training. Absolute
V˙ O2peak increased by 4% after SS and 6% after SIT (main effect of
time P = 0.004) with no difference between groups (group X time
interaction, P = 0.559). In SIT, exercise enjoyment increased from the
first training session (3.8 ± 1.4) to final training session (5.2 ± 1.2)
whereas enjoyment of SS did not change (4.8 ± 1.9 to 4.5 ± 1.4) (group X
time interaction, P = 0.01). Performing three all-out intensity “sprint
snacks” spread throughout the day can lead to similar aerobic adaptations
when compared to a time-efficient SIT protocol involving the
same number and length of sprints.
Future research should examine
whether sprint snacks can be translated into an effective real-world

Effets de l’acétaminophène sur la performance?

14/02/2018 | Etudes cardio


Acute acetaminophen ingestion improves performance and muscle activation during maximal intermittent knee extensor exercise
Paul T. Morgan                   European Journal of Applied Physiology March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3, pp 595–605

Acetaminophen is a commonly used medicine for pain relief and emerging evidence suggests that it may improve endurance exercise performance. This study investigated some of the physiological mechanisms by which acute acetaminophen ingestion might blunt muscle fatigue development.

Thirteen active males completed 60 × 3 s maximum voluntary contractions (MVC) of the knee extensors with each contraction separated by a 2 s passive recovery period. This protocol was completed 60 min after ingesting 1 g of maltodextrin (placebo) or 1 g of acetaminophen on two separate visits. Peripheral nerve stimulation was administered every 6th contraction for assessment of neuromuscular fatigue development, with the critical torque (CT), which reflects the maximal sustainable rate of oxidative metabolism, taken as the mean torque over the last 12 contractions. Surface electromyography was recorded continuously as a measure of muscle activation.

Mean torque (61 ± 11 vs. 58 ± 14% pre-exercise MVC) and CT (44 ± 13 vs. 40 ± 15% pre-exercise MVC) were greater in the acetaminophen trial compared to placebo (both P 

< 0.05). Voluntary activation and potentiated twitch declined at a similar rate in both conditions (P > 0.05). However, the decline in electromyography amplitude was attenuated in the acetaminophen trial, with electromyography amplitude being greater compared to placebo from 210 s onwards (P 

< 0.05).

These findings indicate that

acute acetaminophen ingestion might be ergogenic by increasing CT and preserving muscle activation during high-intensity exercise.

Effets d’un supplément de corps cétoniques sur l’endurance?

24/01/2018 | Etudes cardio et Etudes Compléments alimentaires


Effect of acute ingestion of β-hydroxybutyrate salts on the response to graded exercise in trained cyclists
Mark Evans             European Journal of Sport Science Pages 1-11 | Published online: 16 Jan 2018

Acute ingestion of ketone salts induces nutritional ketosis by elevating β-hydroxybutyrate (βHB), but few studies have examined the metabolic effects of ingestion prior to exercise. Nineteen trained cyclists (12 male, 7 female) undertook graded exercise (8 min each at ∼30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, and 80% VO2peak) on a cycle ergometer on two occasions separated by either 7 or 14 days. Trials included ingestion of boluses of either (i) plain water (3.8 mL kg body mass−1) (CON) or (ii) βHB salts (0.38 g kg body mass−1) in plain water (3.8 mL kg body mass−1) (KET), at both 60 min and 15 min prior to exercise. During KET, plasma [βHB] increased to 0.33 ± 0.16 mM prior to exercise and 0.44 ± 0.15 mM at the end of exercise (both p < .05). Plasma glucose was 0.44 ± 0.27 mM lower (p < .01) 30 min after ingestion of KET and remained ∼0.2 mM lower throughout exercise compared to CON (p < .001). Respiratory exchange ratio (RER) was higher during KET compared to CON (p < .001) and 0.03–0.04 higher from 30%VO2peak to 60%VO2peak (all p < .05). No differences in plasma lactate, rate of perceived exertion, or gross or delta efficiency were observed between trials. Gastrointestinal symptoms were reported in 13 out of 19 participants during KET. Acute ingestion of βHB salts induces nutritional ketosis and alters the metabolic response to exercise in trained cyclists.

Elevated RER during KET may be indicative of increased ketone body oxidation during exercise, but at the plasma βHB concentrations achieved, ingestion of βHB salts does not affect lactate appearance, perceived exertion, or muscular efficiency.

Rôle de la Ghréline, post-exercice

23/01/2018 | Etudes cardio et Etudes sur les hormones


Ghrelin mediates exercise endurance and the feeding response post-exercise
Bharath K. Mani         Mol Met. 2018.01.006

•High intensity exercise transiently increases plasma ghrelin.
•Without ghrelin action on its receptors (growth hormone secretagogue receptors), exercise markedly reduces food intake.
•An intact ghrelin system enhances exercise endurance.

Exercise training has several well-established health benefits, including many related to body weight, appetite control, and blood glucose homeostasis. However, the molecular mechanisms and, in particular, the hormonal systems that mediate and integrate these beneficial effects are poorly understood. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the role of the hormone ghrelin and its receptor, the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR; ghrelin receptor), in mediating the effects of exercise on food intake and blood glucose following exercise as well as in regulating exercise endurance capacity.

We used two mouse models of treadmill running to characterize the changes in plasma ghrelin with exercise. We also assessed the role of the ghrelin system to influence food intake and blood glucose after exercise, exercise endurance, and parameters potentially linked to responses to exercise. Mice lacking GHSRs (GHSR-null mice) and wild-type littermates were studied.

An acute bout of exercise transiently elevated plasma acyl-ghrelin. Without the action of this increased ghrelin on GHSRs (as in GHSR-null mice), high intensity interval exercise markedly reduced food intake compared to control mice. The effect of exercise to acutely raise blood glucose remained unmodified in GHSR-null mice. Exercise-induced increases in plasma ghrelin positively correlated with endurance capacity, and time to exhaustion was reduced in GHSR-null mice as compared to wild-type littermates. In an effort to mechanistically explain their reduced exercise endurance, exercised GHSR-null mice exhibited an abrogated sympathoadrenal response, lower overall insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, and altered glycogen utilization.

Exercise transiently increases plasma ghrelin. GHSR-null mice exhibit decreased food intake following high intensity interval exercise and decreased endurance when submitted to an exercise endurance protocol. These data suggest that an intact ghrelin system limits the capacity of exercise to restrict food intake following exercise, although it enhances exercise endurance.

Cryothérapie Corps Entier Vs eau froide pour la récupération?

10/01/2018 | Etudes cardio et Echauffement et blessures


Recovery following a marathon: a comparison of cold water immersion, whole body cryotherapy and a placebo control
Laura J. Wilson     European Journal of Applied Physiology January 2018, Volume 118, Issue 1, pp 153–163 | Cite as

Cryotherapy is an increasingly popular recovery strategy used in an attempt to attenuate the negative impact of strenuous physical activity on subsequent exercise. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the effects of whole body cryotherapy (WBC) and cold water immersion (CWI) on markers of recovery following a marathon.

Thirty-one endurance trained males completed a marathon. Participants were randomly assigned to a CWI, WBC or placebo group. Perceptions of muscle soreness, training stress and markers of muscle function were recorded before the marathon and at 24 and 48 h post exercise. Blood samples were taken at baseline, post intervention and 24 and 48 h post intervention to assess inflammation and muscle damage.

WBC had a harmful effect on muscle function compared to CWI post marathon. WBC positively influenced perceptions of training stress compared to CWI. With the exception of C-reactive protein (CRP) at 24 and 48 h, neither cryotherapy intervention positively influenced blood borne markers of inflammation or structural damage compared to placebo.

The findings show WBC has a negative impact on muscle function, perceptions of soreness and a number of blood parameters compared to CWI, contradicting the suggestion that WBC may be a superior recovery strategy. Further, cryotherapy is no more effective than a placebo intervention at improving functional recovery or perceptions of training stress following a marathon. These findings lend further evidence to suggest that treatment belief and the placebo effect may be largely responsible for the beneficial effects of cryotherapy on recovery following a marathon.

Les vêtements de sudation font-ils brûler plus de calories?

23/12/2017 | Etudes cardio et Etudes Perte de poids


Acute Metabolic Responses of Exercise with a Sauna Suit
Lexie B. Loring     Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49(5S):926, May 2017.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine acute metabolic responses of exercise with a sauna suit (SS) under different exercise intensity and duration conditions.

METHODS: Twelve physically active men (age = 27.1±7.5 yrs, height = 175.4±6.3 cm, weight = 75.6±7.9 kg, maximal oxygen uptake – VO2max = 38.6±7.8 mL×kg-1×min-1) completed four experimental trials on a cycle ergometer: 1) 30min moderate-intensity (MI) exercise (55-60% heart rate reserve–HRR) with SS, 2) 20min vigorous-intensity (VI) exercise (75-80% HRR) with SS, 3) 30min MI exercise (55-60% HRR) without a sauna suit (CON), and 4) 20min VI exercise (75-80% HRR) CON. Trials were separated by 24-96 hours and performed in randomized order. Exercise energy expenditure (EE), one hour excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), and one hour post-exercise weight loss (PEWL) were measured for each trial.

RESULTS: There were significant differences (p

<0.05) in exercise EE, one hour EPOC and one hour PEWL between SS and CON under both MI and VI conditions. MI results:

exercise EE was greater with SS vs. CON (282.6±34.7 kcal vs. 247.8±40.2 kcal), one hour EPOC was greater with SS vs. CON (69.9±4.3 kcal vs. 45.2±3.0 kcal), and the SS condition resulted in greater change in one hour PEWL (0.52±0.14 kg vs. 0.37±0.15 kg). VI results: exercise EE was greater with SS vs. CON (204.7±24.2 kcal vs. 184.6±21.3 kcal), one hour EPOC was greater with SS vs. CON (87.7±7.0 kcal vs. 72.1±3.4 kcal), and the SS condition resulted in greater change in one hour PEWL (0.63±0.15 kg vs. 0.39±0.12 kg).

CONCLUSION: Our findings support the feasibility of exercise training with a sauna suit–and the amplified exercise EE and EPOC–to contribute to long-term energy balance and thus improve cardiovascular health.

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