Metabolic adaptations in muscle after short bout exposure to recreational football: an intervention study in sedentary pre-menopausal women.
Suzanne Scott 1 , Luke Connolly 1 , Sarah Jackman 1 , Jonathan Fulford 2 , Karen Knapp 3 , Jude Meakin 3 , Rosey Davies 1 , and Peter Krustrup 1
Sports and Health Science, University of
Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom,
NIHR Clinical Research Facility, University of Exeter,
Exeter, United Kingdom,
University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Adherence to exercise interventions aimed at improving
cardiac health in sedentary women may be affected by
lack of time to exercise. This study evaluated the
efficacy and acceptability of short-bout football
training (twice weekly for 13.5 min. over 16 weeks) in
sedentary pre-menopausal women using 31P spectroscopy to
assess metabolic adaptations in muscle. Results
indicated a significant increase in time-to-failure on a
ramp muscle test and a significantly higher end-exercise
PCr value in participants after exposure to the training
intervention. Evidence that shorter training regimes
improve cardiac health may reduce barriers to exercise
and increase compliance in target populations.
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