Sport & Exercise Research Seminar

The 4th Sport & Exercise Research Seminar will take place at 1pm on Wednesday 31st October in Cottesbrooke 318.

The particular session is a joint venture with the MOPS (Molecular, Microbial and Physiological Sciences) research group and has one presentation taking place:

‘The effects of Isometric Exercise Training on Artery Dimensions and Blood Flow in Middle-aged Men’
Dr. Tony Baross – Senior Lecturer, Sport, Exercise & Life Sciences

 More details about the talk, including a link to Tony’s related journal article, can be found below. Do circulate this on to students/colleagues who you think may be interested in the seminar.

Overview
Previous isometric training studies reporting reductions in resting blood pressure have not explored whether there are concomitant changes in resting artery dimensions and blood flow in middle aged men (Wiley et al. 1992; Taylor et al. 2003; Wiles et al. 2010).  Therefore, the purpose of this study was to establish whether changes in the vasculature and resting blood pressure, after isometric leg training, are dependent on the intensity of training. 

Relevant Publication
Baross A.W., Wiles J.D. & Swaine I. (2012) Effects of the Intensity of Leg Isometric Training on the Vasculature of Trained and Untrained Limbs and Resting Blood Pressure in Middle-aged Men. International Journal of Vascular Medicine. Vol 2012 Article ID 964697.

 Available at:
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijvm/2012/964697/

For further information please contact Jim Lusted (jim.lusted@northampton.ac.uk)

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