Knowledge Translation

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

A single exercise session may protect the heart of breast cancer patients from chemotherapy

January 15, 2018

In this study, we aimed to translate the finding demonstrated by research studies in rodents that performing a single treadmill session 24 hours prior to receipt of a class of chemotherapy agents called anthracyclines can protect the heart from the chemotherapy's damaging effects.

Why do team-sport athletes drink fluid in excess when exercising in cool conditions?

May 19, 2017

Fluid balance is important for optimal physiological functioning, health, and exercise performance. Typically, during exercise in temperatures less than 25oC, team-sport athletes have been found to lose between 1 and 1.5% of pre-exercise body mass.

Loads and Movement Speed Affect Energy Expenditure during Circuit Resistance Exercise

April 22, 2017

Circuit resistance exercise has become an increasingly popular method for training and generally involves the use of high-intensity intervals with minimal recovery periods. Many people are adopting circuit training because high-intensity workouts require a shorter time commitment than traditional weight training or aerobic training programs.

The effects of compression garments on performance of prolonged manual labour exercise and recovery

March 7, 2017

High physical demands exist in construction and mining industries, as workers are required to lift, carry, transport and manipulate heavy loads. Movements performed are often repetitive or prolonged in duration, resulting in physiological and psychological fatigue, and consequently impact on worker health and safety.

Effect of participantsí static stretching knowledge or deception on the responses to prolonged stretching

March 7, 2017

Much of the static stretching (SS) literature reports performance impairments with prolonged SS. However, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)(Behm et al. 2016a) position stand illustrated that the SS-induced impairments are not consistent as their SS data revealed 119 significant performance reductions, 145 non-significant findings and 6 significant improvements following SS.

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