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How does completing an ironman triathlon affect postural control?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Despite the increase in the number of Ironman competitions worldwide, thousands of athletes have been joining Ironman experience but only a few studies have been published on the effects of this competition on postural control.This study aims to investigate the ability to maintain a static posture in three different positions before and after an Ironman competition and the blood glucose level behavior. Forty-nine volunteers underwent balance evaluation using the force plate VSR��� Sport. The area of the center of gravity (ACOG) was assessed pre-and post-competition in the bipodal, unipodal, and tandem postures. Glucose levels were also assessed concurrently. The ACOG findings showed a significant post-competition increase in the three postures assessed, with no significant interaction between the postures. The glucose test showed an increase in the post-competition glycemic levels. The findings showed reduced postural control, suggesting that prolonged exercise stimulation could lead to a disturbance in postural control.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • de Amorim, H. E., Santos, G. M., Mochizuki, L., Pappas, E., Silva, V. L., Parizotto, P., & da Silveira, C. B. (2020). How does completing an ironman triathlon affect postural control?. Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano, 22, 1-10. doi:10.1590/1980-0037.2020v22e70430

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85090693857

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 22

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Despite the increase in the number of Ironman competitions worldwide, thousands of athletes have been joining Ironman experience but only a few studies have been published on the effects of this competition on postural control.This study aims to investigate the ability to maintain a static posture in three different positions before and after an Ironman competition and the blood glucose level behavior. Forty-nine volunteers underwent balance evaluation using the force plate VSR��� Sport. The area of the center of gravity (ACOG) was assessed pre-and post-competition in the bipodal, unipodal, and tandem postures. Glucose levels were also assessed concurrently. The ACOG findings showed a significant post-competition increase in the three postures assessed, with no significant interaction between the postures. The glucose test showed an increase in the post-competition glycemic levels. The findings showed reduced postural control, suggesting that prolonged exercise stimulation could lead to a disturbance in postural control.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • de Amorim, H. E., Santos, G. M., Mochizuki, L., Pappas, E., Silva, V. L., Parizotto, P., & da Silveira, C. B. (2020). How does completing an ironman triathlon affect postural control?. Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano, 22, 1-10. doi:10.1590/1980-0037.2020v22e70430

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85090693857

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 22

Issue


Place Of Publication