A Macaluso

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Affiliation: University of Strathclyde
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Electromyogram changes during sustained contraction after resistance training in women in their 3rd and 8th decades
    A Macaluso
    Scottish School of Sport Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 82:418-24. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Muscle strength, power and adaptations to resistance training in older people
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Department, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1PP, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:450-72. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison between young and older women in explosive power output and its determinants during a single leg-press action after optimisation of load
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Group, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, G13 1PP, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:458-63. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Control of head stability during gait initiation in young and older women
    L Laudani
    Department of Applied Physiology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:603-10. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Is the coactivation of biceps femoris during isometric knee extension affected by adiposity in healthy young humans?
    G De Vito
    University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Science, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1PP, UK
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 13:425-31. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Muscle function in elite master weightlifters
    Stephen J Pearson
    Department of Physiology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1199-206. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Cycling as a novel approach to resistance training increases muscle strength, power, and selected functional abilities in healthy older women
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Department, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G13 1PP, UK
    J Appl Physiol 95:2544-53. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of an active warm-up on surface EMG and muscle performance in healthy humans
    David Stewart
    Applied Physiology Group, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, G13 1PP Glasgow, Scotland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 89:509-13. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Contractile muscle volume and agonist-antagonist coactivation account for differences in torque between young and older women
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Group, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13 1PP, United Kingdom
    Muscle Nerve 25:858-63. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Physiological costs and temporo-spatial parameters of walking on a treadmill vary with body weight unloading and speed in both healthy young and older women
    Elju E Thomas
    Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences SIPBS, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 100:293-9. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Electromyogram changes during sustained contraction after resistance training in women in their 3rd and 8th decades
    A Macaluso
    Scottish School of Sport Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 82:418-24. 2000
    ..These results indicate that young and older women showed different training-induced adaptation of the motor unit (MU) activation pattern, in order to keep a constant level of force during a sustained isometric contraction at 80% of MVC...
  2. ncbi request reprint Muscle strength, power and adaptations to resistance training in older people
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Department, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1PP, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:450-72. 2004
    ..Finally, specific training programmes can dramatically improve the muscle strength, power and functional abilities of older individuals, which will be examined in the second part of this review...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison between young and older women in explosive power output and its determinants during a single leg-press action after optimisation of load
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Group, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, G13 1PP, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:458-63. 2003
    ..1% lower in the older women ( P<0.01). After optimising the load, both lower speed of movement and lower strength determine the lower levels of power in older women. Power is more affected by ageing than isometric strength...
  4. ncbi request reprint Control of head stability during gait initiation in young and older women
    L Laudani
    Department of Applied Physiology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:603-10. 2006
    ..These results demonstrated that older women perform the transition from standing to walking with greater variability in the patterns of upper body motion compared to young women...
  5. ncbi request reprint Is the coactivation of biceps femoris during isometric knee extension affected by adiposity in healthy young humans?
    G De Vito
    University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Science, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, G13 1PP, UK
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 13:425-31. 2003
    ..079; P(II)=0.575). No differences in coactivation were observed between genders. In addition, the duration of contraction did not affect the level of coactivation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Muscle function in elite master weightlifters
    Stephen J Pearson
    Department of Physiology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1199-206. 2002
    ..To determine whether explosive power and isometric strength of the lower-limb muscles in elite master Olympic weightlifters declines at a similar rate to nontrained healthy controls with increasing age...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cycling as a novel approach to resistance training increases muscle strength, power, and selected functional abilities in healthy older women
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Department, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G13 1PP, UK
    J Appl Physiol 95:2544-53. 2003
    ..Even fit older women can still improve in functional abilities. Interestingly, the "high-speed" and "low-speed" programs induced an increase in both power and strength of similar magnitude...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of an active warm-up on surface EMG and muscle performance in healthy humans
    David Stewart
    Applied Physiology Group, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, G13 1PP Glasgow, Scotland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 89:509-13. 2003
    ..05]. These data show MDF to be altered with an active warm-up, which would relate to a greater conduction velocity. This may translate into faster activation of the muscle fibres, thus partly explaining the increase in power output...
  9. ncbi request reprint Contractile muscle volume and agonist-antagonist coactivation account for differences in torque between young and older women
    Andrea Macaluso
    Applied Physiology Group, Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13 1PP, United Kingdom
    Muscle Nerve 25:858-63. 2002
    ..These data suggest that the lower level of muscle torque in the older women can be explained not only by smaller contractile muscle mass but also by increased coactivation of the antagonist muscles during knee extension...
  10. ncbi request reprint Physiological costs and temporo-spatial parameters of walking on a treadmill vary with body weight unloading and speed in both healthy young and older women
    Elju E Thomas
    Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences SIPBS, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 100:293-9. 2007
    ..017) at any given percentage of BWU. The results suggest that 40% of BWU enables both young and older women to walk at a faster speed on a treadmill without increasing their effort and with an increase in both SL and SF...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reliability of the intrinsic and extrinsic patterns of level walking in older women
    Fabrizio Pecoraro
    Department of Human Movement and Sport Sciences, Istituto Universitario di Scienze Motorie, Piazza Lauro de Bosis, 15, 00194 Rome, Italy
    Gait Posture 26:386-92. 2007
    ..70 and 0.90). Harmonic analysis reliably describes upper body kinematics in older women for detecting the intrinsic and extrinsic patterns of gait, which reveal fundamental mechanisms governing their walking...
  12. ncbi request reprint Correlation of average muscle fiber conduction velocity measured during cycling exercise with myosin heavy chain composition, lactate threshold, and VO2max
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, Aalborg University, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 17:393-400. 2007
    ..05). Instantaneous mean power spectral frequency was not correlated with any of these variables or with MFCV, thus questioning the use of surface EMG spectral analysis for indirect estimation of MFCV in dynamic contractions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of power, pedal rate, and force on average muscle fiber conduction velocity during cycling
    Dario Farina
    Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 97:2035-41. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint Speed training with body weight unloading improves walking energy cost and maximal speed in 75- to 85-year-old healthy women
    Elju E Thomas
    Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Univ of Strathclyde, 27 Taylor St, Glasgow, UK G4 0NR
    J Appl Physiol 103:1598-603. 2007
    ..The novel "overspeed" training approach has been demonstrated to be effective in improving energy cost and speed of overground walking in healthy older women...