Knowledge Translation

The following articles were originally published in the CSEP member newsletter, Communiqué.

Why can’t I exercise during pregnancy?

Time to revisit medical ‘absolute’ and ‘relative’ contraindications.

Rest-redistribution versus traditional sets: a method of maintaining movement velocity and minimizing post-exercise fatigue

Studies the effects of a cluster set configuration on measures of power in sprint athletes under the supervision of Dr. Phil Chilibeck.

Strength training to fight pre-frailty in older females: A pilot study

This article offers insight into the safety and potential benefits of a multi-component (aerobic, resistance, balance, and flexibility) exercise program and may be helpful to practitioners working with pre-frail older females.

Exercise performance is decreased in cool ambient temperatures when core body temperature is reduced

Aerobic exercise performance is often seen to be greatest in cooler environmental temperatures (approx. range 3°C to 20°C) and core body temperature is neutral, as this reduces stress placed on the body. Very little research has looked at aerobic exercise performance in a cold environment when core temperature is reduced.

Research in nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals for health, physical activity, and performance: moving forward

The global market for dietary supplements is estimated to rise to 278 billion USD by 2024. Indeed, researchers and practitioners may be vulnerable to over-interpretation/application of findings in nutrition research. Therefore, it is important for nutrition researchers and practitioners to maintain scientific rigor in their study designs, methodologies, and interpretations.

Beetroot juice consumption does not affect cycling performance or economy in recreationally-active females

Beetroot Juice is a commercially-available beverage that, when consumed, increases blood levels of nitrate and nitrite (and most likely nitric oxide) and in turn affects many physiological and metabolic processes.

Fatiguing muscle contractions of a small hand muscle can lead to fatigue of the same and other muscles in the opposite limb

The KT committee is introducing a new format for our Knowledge Translation articles with an emphasis on how current research articles may impact practitioners. Our first article is written by Katie Kowalski, PhD (Candidate) at Western University. Katie graduated as a doctor of Physical Therapy with honours from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has many years experience working in a healthcare setting.

Research in Nutritional Supplements and Nutraceuticals for Health, Physical Activity and Performance: Moving Forward

Nutritional supplements - a multi-billion-dollar global industry - are heavily marketed to consumers to optimize health, support well-being and improve performance. However, determining whether their purported effects are supported by high quality science can be challenging.

Influenza vaccine response may be influenced by lifestyle factors in highly active young men

A growing body of literature suggests that not only do overweight and obese individuals experience a greater proportion of negative outcomes as a result of influenza exposure but also vaccination response differs across age groups and sex.

Time Course of Recovery is Similar for the Back Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift in Well-Trained Males

Among various fitness communities it has been long-standing belief that the deadlift exercise causes greater fatigue than the squat or bench press. Therefore, it is commonly said that the deadlift should be trained less frequently than the squat or bench press even though no data actually supports this notion.

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