Special Issue "Acute and Chronic Adaptations to Exercise and Complementary Interventions"
A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 January 2024 | Viewed by 1775
Interests: skeletal muscle; exercise; physical activity
Interests: health fitness and exercise; sports biomechanics; exercise physiology; resistance training; strength training; concurrent training; performance assessment; strength and conditioning; physical fitness; exercise evaluation; exercise prescription; swimming; water aerobics; warm-up procedures; recovery procedures
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The forthcoming Special Issue of Healthcare aims to cover all aspects of exercise adaptations and welcomes submissions that discuss the response to acute exercise and the adaptation to exercise training programs from the molecular and cellular level to individual systems, extending to the integrated multi-systemic response of the intact organism in both humans and animals. This topic may also include research on sports, nutritional intervention, physical activity, and health initiatives, as well as complementary interventions related to performance and recovery, including (but not limited to) photobiomodulation, cryotherapy, and massage.
This Special Issue seeks commentaries, original research, short reports, and reviews on challenges in health systems focused on this field.
If you would like to consider submitting a manuscript or have questions concerning contributions to this Special Issue, please contact the Guest Editors.
Prof. Dr. Filippo Macaluso
Prof. Dr. Daniel Almeida Marinho
Prof. Dr. Andreo Fernando Aguiar
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- exercise intervention
- nutritional intervention
- complementary intervention
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Low Volume Squat Jump Training Improves Functional Performance Independent of Myofibre Changes in Inactive Individuals
Authorship: Ashwin W. Isaacs, Kathryn H. Myburgh, Filippo Macaluso
The study investigates histological changes in skeletal muscle fibres and jump performance indicators after 8 weeks (wks) of specifically plyometric squat jump training in inactive individuals.
Healthy inactive volunteers (N = 13; age: 21.5 ± 1.7 yr; height: 173.6 ± 10.7 cm; weight: 68.5 ± 18.4 kg; body mass index 22.4 ± 3.80 kg/m2) were recruited for the study, eight participants completed 8 wks of plyometric squat jump training, while five control participants refrained from jumping activities for 8 wks. Muscle biopsies obtained from the vastus lateralis muscle, blood samples and functional testing (peak and average power; peak and average velocity; maximal jump height) were collected/recorded 10 days prior and 3 days post 8 wks training/rest period.
Participants completed 1644 plyometric squat jumps over an 8 wk training period consisting of 24 sessions with a progressive increase in the number of squat jumps. The trained group significantly increased jump average and peak power (mean increase in average power: 16.72 ± 1.20% and peak power: 8.16% ± 0.06) and velocity (mean increase in average velocity: 13.70 ± 0.10% and peak velocity: 5.22% ± 0.03) which resulted in a significant increase in vertical jump height of 25%. No muscle morphological changes in cross sectional area (CSA) or muscle fibre type transition, were observed 8 wks after plyometric training.
Improvements in functional performance indicators following 8 wks of plyometric squat jump training may more likely be explained by sarcomere ultrastructural adaptation which did not directly affect myosin heavy chain (MHC) or the CSA.