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

Cold temperatures can reduce muscle strength and speed but increase muscle activity

During everyday life, humans experience fluctuations in temperature which can influence muscle performance. For example, cooling the muscle has been shown to slow muscle contractile speed and decrease strength


Wearing a face mask does not limit exercise performance

Public health officials have suggested the use of masks to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our results suggest wearing a mask during exercise will have no impact on performance


Elevated plasma lactate levels via exogenous lactate infusion do not alter resistance exercise-induced signaling or protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle

This study explored whether experimentally increasing blood lactate increased muscle protein synthesis, an important process that contributes to an increase in muscle mass.


Drinking a novel ketone supplement may not affect muscle metabolism or performance during cycling

Ingesting the ketone monoester supplement before exercise increased blood ketone levels in 30 minutes


High-intensity interval training improves memory in older adults

High-intensity interval training may be an effective strategy to counteract age-related declines in memory.


Why can’t I exercise during pregnancy?

Time to revisit medical ‘absolute’ and ‘relative’ contraindications.


Rest-redistribution versus traditional sets: a method of maintaining movement velocity and minimizing post-exercise fatigue

Studies the effects of a cluster set configuration on measures of power in sprint athletes under the supervision of Dr. Phil Chilibeck.


Strength training to fight pre-frailty in older females: A pilot study

This article offers insight into the safety and potential benefits of a multi-component (aerobic, resistance, balance, and flexibility) exercise program and may be helpful to practitioners working with pre-frail older females.


Exercise performance is decreased in cool ambient temperatures when core body temperature is reduced

Aerobic exercise performance is often seen to be greatest in cooler environmental temperatures (approx. range 3°C to 20°C) and core body temperature is neutral, as this reduces stress placed on the body. Very little research has looked at aerobic exercise performance in a cold environment when core temperature is reduced.


Research in nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals for health, physical activity, and performance: moving forward

The global market for dietary supplements is estimated to rise to 278 billion USD by 2024. Indeed, researchers and practitioners may be vulnerable to over-interpretation/application of findings in nutrition research. Therefore, it is important for nutrition researchers and practitioners to maintain scientific rigor in their study designs, methodologies, and interpretations.


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