Characterizing Relationships with Exercise Partners: Communication, Closeness, and Performance
Hill CR, Max EJ, Wittenbaum GM and Feltz DL
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: June 05, 2020
Social influence research in exercise has highlighted the motivation-boosting potential of working out with an exercise partner or group, but to the authors’ knowledge there has been no research to date characterizing the typical dyadic exercise relationship, which is an interpersonal relationship that includes regular co-exercise. If exercise partners are motivational, then characterizing their relationship is important. A sample of 555 undergraduates were administered a survey, 383 of whom m...
The Significance of Early Repolarization and Incomplete Right Bundle Block in Athletes
Samir Rafla, MD, PhD
Article Type: Brief Communication | First Published: June 12, 2020
The study included hundred persons engaged in competitive sports for duration not less than 6 months; with training at least 3 days per week and at least two hours per day. All were males. Full history especially questioning for syncope, tachycardias or chest pain was obtained as well as family history of sudden death or coronary disease. ECG was done for all plus echo Doppler in some cases. Early repolarization was accepted present if J point is elevated more than one mm in LII, III, aVF or in ...
Impact of a Novel Training Approach on Body Composition in the Elderly
Matthew C Scott, Jason D. Allen, Neil M. Johannsen, Daniel P. Credeur, Conrad P. Earnest, Timothy S. Church, Eric Ravussin, William E. Kraus and Michael A. Welsch
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 16, 2020
Deterioration of body composition with advancing age is related to functional decline. This study examined the effects of a novel progressive exercise training program on body composition in individuals > 70 y, at risk of losing functional independence. Aging is associated with significant changes in body composition. Evidence from the Baltimore Longitudinal Aging Study (BLAS) demonstrates Fat Free Mass (FFM) increases up to the 3rd decade of life, after which it remains relatively stable until ...