Intense Endurance Exercise: A Potential Risk Factor in the Development of Heart Disease
Jocelynn Rajanayagam, MD and Mohammed Alsabri, MD, M.B, B.S
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 17, 2020
Exercise is known to improve cardiac health; however, the upper limit of exercise is not as clear. High intensity endurance exercise and its association with cardiac dysfunction is becoming more important as more people in the USA participate in endurance activity. Increased cardiac remodelling, myocardial fibrosis, and arrhythmias were associated with increased endurance exercise in most instances. Clinically significant dysfunction from endurance exercise induced cardiac remodelling and myocar...
Warm-up or Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation are Unnecessary before Anaerobic or Aerobic Power Exercise?
Carlos Alexandre Fett, Karla Regia Ferreira Viana Figueiredo, Almir de Franca Ferraz, Fabíula Lebbeck, Camila Fernanda and Waléria Christiane Rezende Fett
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 19, 2020
Preparatory activities for physical exercise and/or sports competition are carried out with the improving performance and preventing injuries. Traditional Warm-up (TW), such as jogging and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching, are two examples of activities used for this purpose. However, there is no consensus in the literature about their efficacy, and which of them is the best. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of TW and PNF on anaerobic power (AnP) and Aer...
Distinct Recovery Length and Multiple 1-RM Attempts for Both Upper and Lower Body Exercises
Estevao Scudese, Adolf Grotz, Cristiano Queiroz de Oliveira, Fabiana Rodrigues Scartoni, Alan Bruno Silva Vasconcelos, Marzo Edir Da Silva-Grigoletto, Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas and Gilmar Weber Senna
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 02, 2020
The present study aims to verify the responses of different rest period lengths on multiple attempts of the 1-RM (repetition maximal) in the Bench Press (BP) and Leg-Press (LP) exercises. Fifteen trained men (83.38 ± 10.89 kg, 179.40 ± 6.70 cm, 22.40 ± 2.52 years, 11.93 ± 3.51% BF, 1.23 ± 0.16 kg relative strength [maximum bench press load]\kg [body weight]-1) performed a test and retest for load evaluation in both exercises. After load determination, subjects performed four more visits, wi...
Hyperpathia and Aerobic Exercise
J. C. Jiménez-Sáez, J. J. Jiménez-Rodríguez and S. Muñoz
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 13, 2020
The patient began to suffer from hyperpathia in his childhood. Then an electric shock-like pain indifferent support areas prevented the patient from putting pressure on these areas for a long period. The treatment with carbamazepine made the stabbing pain disappear. However, since then a pressure-induced soreness of varying intensity has developed in different body support areas if the stimulation on them exceeds a certain limit or if the dose of carbamazepine or the level of aerobic physical ex...
Sports Medicine Practice during COVID-19 Pandemic - A 'New Normal'
Simarpreet Singh Kalra, Anirban Mallick and Jahnavi Dande
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of life,
including sports and athletes which caused disruption to
physical and psychological wellbeing leading to health impairment
and loss of performance. The global sports calendar
has been impacted, athletes are almost stuck indoors
facing an unprecedented effect in their life. The sports
medicine practitioners all over the world need to adapt to
these new challenges. Resumption of training and competition
while maintaining social distanci...