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Influence of strength training on the pacing strategy in a 10-km running race

Grant number: 13/00371-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal researcher:Rômulo Cássio de Moraes Bertuzzi
Grantee:Mayara Vieira Damasceno
Home Institution: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte (EEFE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Pacing strategy (PS) is the manner in which the velocity and the energy expenditure are distributed during a competition event. It has been indicated that the PS has a significant impact on endurance athletes' performance. Several findings have been suggested that the PS could be reliant on traditional endurance-related parameters, such as running economy (RE) and the minimal velocity that elicits the maximal oxygen consumption (vVO2máx). Additionally, neuromuscular factors have also been highlighted as important parameters for the performance in long duration events. As is already well stated, the strength training (ST) has been used as an efficient tool in the improvement of the aforementioned variables. Thus, it seems reasonable to suppose that the neuromuscular adaptations provided by the ST, followed by modifications on both RE and vVO2máx, are able to influence the PS adopted by long distance runners. Therefore, we aim to investigate if the PS is altered after a ST program. Our hypothesis is that the ST is able to modify the aforementioned characteristics, resulting in an alteration of the PS adopted by the runners in a 10-km running simulation. (AU)

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DAMASCENO, M.; PASQUA, L.; GASPARI, A.; ARAUJO, G.; DE-OLIVEIRA, F.; LIMA-SILVA, A.; BERTUZZI, R. Effects of strength training on bioenergetics parameters determined at velocity corresponding to maximal oxygen uptake in endurance runners. SCIENCE & SPORTS, v. 33, n. 6, p. E263-E270, DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DAMASCENO, M. V.; PASQUA, L. A.; LIMA-SILVA, A. E.; BERTUZZI, R. Energy system contribution in a maximal incremental test: correlations with pacing and overall performance in a 10-km running trial. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, v. 48, n. 11, p. 1048-1054, NOV 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DAMASCENO, MAYARA V.; LIMA-SILVA, ADRIANO E.; PASQUA, LEONARDO A.; TRICOLI, VALMOR; DUARTE, MARCOS; BISHOP, DAVID J.; BERTUZZI, RMULO. Effects of resistance training on neuromuscular characteristics and pacing during 10-km running time trial. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, v. 115, n. 7, p. 1513-1522, JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 20.
BERTUZZI, R.; KISS, M. A. P. D. M.; DAMASCENO, M.; OLIVEIRA, R. S. F.; LIMA-SILVA, A. E. Association between anaerobic components of the maximal accumulated oxygen deficit and 30-second Wingate test. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, v. 48, n. 3, p. 261-266, MAR 2015. Web of Science Citations: 9.

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