Day 1:  Wednesday October 10, 2018: Research evidence for training programming

Research evidence for training programming

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Session I: Scientific bases for strength training

From the brain to the muscle. Our experts show you the scientific evidence for physiological adaptation to strength training.

  • 12:45 The role of the brain in strength and power performance and training: What do we know today? - Prof. Dawson Kidgell, Monash University, Australia

    Dr Kidgell's research interests are in the area of neurophysiology of exercise and he specialises in the technique of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) which is a non-invasive method of measuring the functional properties (neuroplasticity) of the human brain, in particular the primary motor cortex. Through the use of this technique, Dr Kidgell has been quantifying the motor cortical responses to strength training. Dr Kidgell is also interested in the neuromodulatory effects of transcranial direct current stimulation prior to, during and following strength training to facilitate the motor cortical responses to training. Dr Kidgell uses sophisticated stimulation and electrophysiological recording and analysis techniques to address these issues, which include TMS, tDCS, spinal cord reflex testing, surface electromyography and single motor unit recordings. The overall goal of his research is to understand how the healthy nervous system functions to control movements following a variety of interventions, and how it may be rehabilitated following neuromuscular injury or disease.

  • 13:45 Mechanisms and adaptations to strength training in muscle hypertrophy and strength - Dr. Juha Ahtiainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Juha Ahtiainen, PhD, docent, is a University Researcher in the Neuromuscular Research Center, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Dr. Ahtiainen’s research aim is to study physiological basis of training adaptations, identifying sources of variability in responsiveness to training, and investigating the specific role of exercise training in sport and health promotion. His main research interests are neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training and muscle hypertrophy, cellular and molecular events modulating skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise training, inter-individual variability in training-induced adaptations, physical loading and recovery profiles following different kind of exercises, and applications of resistance training in sport performance.

  • 14:15 Coffee break and time for exploring the Technical Exhibition and posters

Session II: Scientific bases for endurance training

How does the body adapt to endurance training? What is the scientific basis for monitoring and modifying endurance training programs? Answers to these and other questions on endurance training can be found from our experts during this session.

  • 14:45 Mechanisms and adaptations to endurance training -Prof. Andrew Jones, University of Exeter, UK

    Andrew Jones PhD is Professor of Applied Physiology in the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Research & Impact in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Prof Jones is internationally recognized for his research in the following areas: 1) skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism; 2) causes of exercise intolerance in health and disease; 3) respiratory physiology; and 4) sports performance physiology, particularly in relation to endurance athletics. Professor Jones has authored approximately 300 original research and review articles and is co-Editor of three books. Additionally, he is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Sport Science and serves on the Editorial Board of nine other international journals in sports medicine and exercise science. Prof Jones has acted as a consultant to a number of governing bodies of sport or commercial companies including UK Athletics, the English Institute of Sport, Gatorade Sports Science Institute and Nike Inc.

  • 15:30 Endurance training and monitoring in practice - Dr. Ville Vesterinen, Research Institute of Olympic Sports; KIHU, Jyväskylä, Finland 

    Ville Vesterinen, PhD, is a Specialist in Sports Physiology at KIHU – Research Institute for Olympic Sports in Finland. His research interests are individual adaptations to endurance training, training monitoring and optimization of endurance training prescription. He has worked several years with Finnish Olympic athletes and coaches in different sports supporting them in their training processes, e.g. working as a Sport Physiologist in Cross-Country Skiing Team Finland. The main goal of the work is performance optimization by physiological testing, monitoring of training load and recovery status of athletes. 

  • 16:00 Abstract-based short oral presentations

    Selected researchers will present their research findings during this oral abstract-based session.

    16:00 - 16:10  PhD student Johan Lahti (University de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France) “Does barbell back squatting only provide vertical stimuli for athletes? The effect of widening the stance at femur parallel depth on vertical and medial impulse and hip and knee kinetics”

    16:10 - 16:20   PhD student Patroklos Androulakis-Korakakis (Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom) “Reduced volume 'daily max' training compared to higher volume periodized training in powerlifters preparing for competition”

    16:20 - 16:30  PhD student Joel Mason (Monash University, Australia) “Upper-limb agonist and antagonist muscles share common corticospinal responses following a single session strength training”

    16:30 - 16:40   Dr. Heikki Peltonen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Effect of supervision and set-specific optimization during maximal strength and followed by power training”

  • 16:50 Abstract-based poster presentations

    Mohammad Ali Safaei (Islamic Azad University, Iran) “Neuromuscular and motor strategies comparison among six different kicks executed by professional Taekwondo players” and “Effect of 16 week strength and endurance training on hip-knee coordination variability by vector coding techniques of Taekwondo side kick”

    S. Kyle Travis (East Tennessee State University) "Preparing for a USA national weightlifting championships: a case series" 

    Lisa Torsdatter Markussen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) “Effects of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training in Pregnancy on Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength, Urinary-and Anal Incontinence: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Overweight and Obese Women”

    Aapo Räntilä (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) ”High responders to strength training tend to lose more muscle mass and strength during the detraining phase than low responders”

    Miika Köykkä (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Differences in biathlon standing shooting performance in senior and junior biathletes”

    Viivi Kainlauri (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) ”Day-to-day variation in treadmill running at anaerobic threshold intensity”

    Eero-Pekka Auvinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Acute responses of hypertrophic- and neural strength exercise on endurance performance and running economy”

    Samuel Halme and Malmstedt Lauri (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Cycling Strength vs. Gym Strength for Endurance Cyclists”

    Ville Rajalainen and Ville Korte (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) ”Effects of high intensity morning exercise on afternoon performance  in young hockey players”

    Ville-Veikko Pohjanvirta (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) ” Effects of video training on ice hockey goalies shot reading skills”

    Meri Salokannel and Oona-Mari Hakulinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Manipulation of carbohydrate availability to promote training adaptations in endurance trained individuals”

    Eero Savolainen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Agility performance with and without ball during a novel football-specific video stimulus test in junior players”

    Riikka Varjus (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Effects of 8 weeks of strength training to the sprint abilities at the end of the race for endurance athletes”

    Tuulia Viberg (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Physiological recovery from the short-term training blocks and their acute response to sleep and heart rate variability”

    Ella Nurmi (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Comparison of the metabolic responses between deep-water and treadmill running”

    Ritva Taipale (Kajaani University of Applied Sciences) “Hormonal contraceptive use may affect health gains achieved after 10 weeks of combined strength and endurance training in women:  pilot study”

  • 18:00  Social event with food and drinks

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