Day 2: Thursday October 24, 2019

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Session II: Cortical mechanisms of motor control and functional implications

  • 9.00 Training programs and periodization to optimize gains in muscle strength and power - Prof. Michael Stone, East Tennessee State University, USA

    Michael H. Stone PhD, ASCC, CSCS, FelUKSCA, FNSCA is currently the Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Director in the Department of SERK at ETSU. Prior to joining ETSU he was the Head of Sports Physiology for the USOC.  From 1999 through 2001 he was Chair of Sport at Edinburgh University, Scotland. Dr. Stone's research interests are concerned with physiological/performance adaptations to strength/power training. He has 200+ publications in reviewed journals and chapters in several textbooks dealing with bioenergetics, nutrition, and strength/power training. Additionally, he has co-authored two textbooks dealing with strength and conditioning. Dr. Stone was the 1991 NSCA Sports Scientist of the Year and was awarded the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.  He was the recipient of the ETSU award for Distinguish Research Faculty in 2008. He has coached several international and national level weightlifters (including one Olympian) and throwers in both the United States and Great Britain.

  • 10:00 Demonstration: What is the “concentric-eccentric overload” method? - Dr. Simon Walker and Dr. Heikki Peltonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Simon Walker, PhD, docent, is an Academy of Finland Post-doctoral researcher in the NeuroMuscular Research Center, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research interests include neural and muscular adaptations to resistance training, neural control of force production and acute neuromuscular fatigue during exercise. Dr. Walker is an associate editor of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and he has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles on the effects of resistance training on neuromuscular function.

    Heikki Peltonen, PhD, is a Post-doctoral Researcher in the NeuroMuscular Research Center, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research interests are acute neuromuscular fatigue and adaptations to resistance training, central and peripheral components of force production, training monitoring and sensor technology. He has led training studies with the goal of optimizing adaptations through sensor-based training program manipulations.

  • 10.30 Coffee break and time for exploring the Technical Exhibition and posters

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  • 11:00 What is the “velocity-based strength training” method? - Dr. Fernando Pareja Blanco, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.

    Fernando Pareja Blanco, PhD is an associate lecturer in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain. He wrote his Doctoral Thesis on "Movement velocity as a determining factor in the adaptations brought about through resistance training". Dr. Blanco has published over 25 scientific articles that are focused on strength and power development. In recent years, his scientific expertise has led to interest and joint research projects on Velocity-based resistance training at Southern Denmark University, Denmark, University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Dr. Blanco is also co-author of the book “Fundamentals of velocity-based resistance training”. From a practical point of view, he has worked as strength and conditioning coach for football clubs and teams, both with the youth academies and the first teams, at several professional clubs in Spain and abroad.

  • 11:30 Demonstration: Velocity-based strength training session - Dr. Heikki Peltonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Dr. Fernando Pareja Blanco, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain

  • 12:00 Lunch break

Session III: Biomechanics of sport performance

Find out how you should; integrate strength and endurance training into an athlete’s programme, adjust key training variables to emphasize strength or endurance development, which endurance athletes really need strength training and more! You will also discover whether training in the morning or afternoon influences adaptations to combined strength and endurance training. 

  • 13:15 How to combine strength and endurance training for recreational and athletic needs? - Prof. Keijo Häkkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Keijo Häkkinen is a professor at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. https://staff.jyu.fi/Members/hakkinen/keijo-haekkinen-head-of-the-department-of-biology-of   He has been qualified for the scientific competence for the academic chairs of the professorship in Biomechanics in 1989, Exercise Physiology in 1991 and Science of Sport Coaching and Fitness Testing in 2001 at the University of Jyväskylä, and obtained the adjunct professorship in Biology of Exercise Training in 1992 at the University of Oulu. He has nearly 400 international peer-reviewed original articles, 60 peer-reviewed reviews in scientific journals, articles in books and conference proceedings, 8 co-authored books, and 170 domestic publications and 9 co-authored books. His research interests are broad but they focus on neuromuscular and hormonal responses and adaptations during both strength training and combined strength and endurance training in men and women and in athletes. He has given numerous presentations in international scientific congresses and various seminars, and contributed to the organizing process of about 30 International Congresses. He received the NSCA Impact Award in 2015.

  • 14:15 Time of day effects on adaptations to combined training - PhD student Maria Küüsmaa-Schildt, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Maria Küüsmaa-Schildt, MSc is at her final stage in PhD studies in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests are related to the adaptation to combined strength and endurance training as well as diurnal rhythms in neuromuscular and cardiorespiratory performance and adaptations to time-of-day-specific training. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation entitled “Effects of morning vs. evening same session combined strength and endurance training on physical fitness, body composition, health, motivation and time management”.

  • 14:35 Coffee break and time for exploring the Technical Exhibition and posters

  • 15:10 Demonstration: Acute force production responses to combined strength and endurance exercise sessions - PhD student Maria Küüsmaa-Schildt and Dr. Simon Walker, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • 15:30 Abstract-based short oral presentations

    Selected abstracts will present their research findings during this session.

    15:30 - 15:40   Dr. Ritva S. Taipale (Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Finland) “Women training concurrently for strength and endurance: Influence of hormones and hormonal contraceptives”

    15:40 - 15:50   PhD student Anne-Maarit Hyttinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Specific effects of strength vs. endurance vs. combined endurance and strength training on physical performance in female horseback riders”

    15:50 - 16:00   PhD student Tommi Ojanen (Finnish Defense Research Agency, University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Physiological demands on military field training; What kind of physical training is most effective for soldiers?”

    16:00 - 16 :10  PhD student Earric Lee (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Arterial stiffness, hemodynamic and force production responses to different concurrent exercise models“

    16:10 - 16:20   MSc. Juho Allonen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) “Dynamic balance control and soleus stretch- and H-reflex responses in young and older individuals before and after progressive strength training”

  • 16:30 Free time for strength and/or endurance training

    Time to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice! Participants have the opportunity to organize and take part in their own training activities prior to the evenings social event. Please note that the organizers have not planned specific activities during this time, but participants are welcome to utilize the gym facilities of the Faculty

  • 19:00 Social event with food and drinks


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