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Investigating the Ergogenic Potential of Ischemic Preconditioning and Resisted Running on Sprint Performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Burr, Jamie
dc.contributor.advisor Spriet, Lawrence
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Kyle
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-07T16:21:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-07T16:21:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-08
dc.date.created 2017-08-17
dc.date.issued 2017-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11560
dc.description.abstract Two pre-competition protocols were constructed based on physiological principles related to muscle contractile properties and ischemia-induced metabolic and neural changes. Sprint times over 0-20 m were used to assess the effectiveness of these protocols, which were designed to potentially provide an acute performance-enhancing effect. Highly-trained sprinters were recruited for both studies (Study 1, n = 20; Study 2, n = 18), as this cohort of athletes exhibits minimal inter-sprint variation, allowing changes in performance to be more confidently attributed to the intervention under examination. Neither the resisted sprinting (3, 20 m sprints running against a load equal to ~ 40 % body mass) or ischemic preconditioning protocol (3 x 5 min occlusion) acutely affected sprint performance. These findings indicate that the intensity of the resisted sprint protocol and manner in which the ischemic pre-conditioning protocol was performed provided an insufficient pre-competition stimulus to elicit improvements in sprint performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mitacs IT08409 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Sprinting en_US
dc.subject Running en_US
dc.subject Ischemic pre-conditioning en_US
dc.subject resisted running en_US
dc.subject 1080 Sprint en_US
dc.title Investigating the Ergogenic Potential of Ischemic Preconditioning and Resisted Running on Sprint Performance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Human Health and Nutritional Sciences en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences en_US
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