Nicola A Maffiuletti

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Affiliation: Schulthess Clinic
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in quadriceps muscle strength and fatigue between lean and obese subjects
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 101:51-9. 2007
  2. pmc Rate of force development: physiological and methodological considerations
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 6, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 116:1091-116. 2016
  3. pmc Muscle motor point identification is essential for optimizing neuromuscular electrical stimulation use
    Massimiliano Gobbo
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:17. 2014
  4. doi request reprint A new paradigm of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the quadriceps femoris muscle
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 114:1197-205. 2014
  5. pmc Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for preventing skeletal-muscle weakness and wasting in critically ill patients: a systematic review
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Med 11:137. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Neuromuscular fatigue induced by whole-body vibration exercise
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 113:1625-34. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Unstable shoes increase energy expenditure of obese patients
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Med 125:513-6. 2012
  8. pmc Neural adaptations to electrical stimulation strength training
    Tibor Hortobagyi
    Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Appl Physiol 111:2439-49. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Effect of gender and obesity on electrical current thresholds
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 44:202-7. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Quadriceps muscle function characteristics in severely obese and nonobese adolescents
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 103:481-4. 2008

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Publications72

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in quadriceps muscle strength and fatigue between lean and obese subjects
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 101:51-9. 2007
    ..The observed quadriceps muscle function impairments (voluntary fatigue and relative strength) probably contribute to the reduced functional capacity of obese subjects during daily living activities...
  2. pmc Rate of force development: physiological and methodological considerations
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 6, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 116:1091-116. 2016
    ..Therefore, we provide evidence-based practical recommendations for rational quantification of rate of force development in both laboratory and clinical settings. ..
  3. pmc Muscle motor point identification is essential for optimizing neuromuscular electrical stimulation use
    Massimiliano Gobbo
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 11:17. 2014
    ..The aims of this clinical commentary are to present an optimized procedure for the application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and to highlight the clinical implications related to its use. ..
  4. doi request reprint A new paradigm of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the quadriceps femoris muscle
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 114:1197-205. 2014
    ..The main aim of this study was to compare discomfort, evoked force and fatigue between m-NMES and c-NMES of the quadriceps femoris muscle in healthy subjects...
  5. pmc Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for preventing skeletal-muscle weakness and wasting in critically ill patients: a systematic review
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Med 11:137. 2013
    ..The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of NMES for preventing skeletal-muscle weakness and wasting in critically ill patients, in comparison with usual care...
  6. doi request reprint Neuromuscular fatigue induced by whole-body vibration exercise
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 113:1625-34. 2013
    ..01) and plantar flexors (-7 %; P < 0.05). WBV exercise with additional load did not accentuate fatigue and did not change its causative factors compared to non-WBV half-squat resistive exercise in recreationally active subjects...
  7. doi request reprint Unstable shoes increase energy expenditure of obese patients
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Med 125:513-6. 2012
    ..We compared the energy expenditure of obese patients during standing and walking with conventional flat-bottomed shoes versus unstable shoes...
  8. pmc Neural adaptations to electrical stimulation strength training
    Tibor Hortobagyi
    Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Appl Physiol 111:2439-49. 2011
    ..The data suggest that neural adaptations mediate initial increases in MVC force after short-term EST...
  9. doi request reprint Effect of gender and obesity on electrical current thresholds
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 44:202-7. 2011
    ..In this study we investigated the influence of gender and obesity on electrical current thresholds in an attempt to optimize the application of skeletal muscle electrical stimulation (ES) in clinical practice...
  10. doi request reprint Quadriceps muscle function characteristics in severely obese and nonobese adolescents
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 103:481-4. 2008
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  11. doi request reprint Feasibility and efficacy of progressive electrostimulation strength training for competitive tennis players
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 23:677-82. 2009
    ..Progressive ES strength training may be safely included in the early tennis season and can lead to improvements in the anaerobic performance of men and women players...
  12. doi request reprint Differences in electrical stimulation thresholds between men and women
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Neurol 63:507-12. 2008
    ..We report data from healthy men and women...
  13. pmc Asymmetry in quadriceps rate of force development as a functional outcome measure in TKA
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:191-8. 2010
    ..In addition to maximal strength, quadriceps RFD in the first 100 to 200 ms from contraction onset provides an alternative functional outcome measure for individuals undergoing TKA...
  14. doi request reprint Assessment of hip and knee muscle function in orthopaedic practice and research
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:220-9. 2010
    ..Further research is warranted to investigate the neural and/or muscular impairments associated with hip and knee muscle weakness in orthopaedic populations, with the ultimate goal of improving rehabilitation strategies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validity and intrasession reliability of the IDEEA accelerometry system for the quantification of spatiotemporal gait parameters
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Gait Posture 27:160-3. 2008
    ..However, spatial variables (stride and step length) and walking speed were significantly underestimated compared with analyses using force plates...
  16. doi request reprint Physiological and methodological considerations for the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 110:223-34. 2010
    ..The second section of the article focuses on the most common NMES parameters, which entail the characteristics of both the electrical current (the input) and the evoked contraction (the output)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reliability of knee extension and flexion measurements using the Con-Trex isokinetic dynamometer
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 27:346-53. 2007
    ..78-0.81). The more reliable index of muscle fatigue was the linear slope of the decline in work output. These findings establish the reliability of isokinetic and isometric measurements using the Con-Trex machine...
  18. pmc Differences in gait characteristics between total hip, knee, and ankle arthroplasty patients: a six-month postoperative comparison
    Nicola C Casartelli
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:176. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to objectively compare gait differences of patients after unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA), total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) with a group of healthy controls...
  19. pmc Neuromuscular function after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy
    Julia F Glatthorn
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:1336-43. 2010
    ..However, the neuromuscular alterations that could account for such muscle weakness remain unclear...
  20. doi request reprint Assessment of hip abductor muscle strength. A validity and reliability study
    Katharina S Widler
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, Ch 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:2666-72. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that the validity would be better in the side-lying position because of the consistent stabilization of the contralateral (untested) hip...
  21. doi request reprint Spatiotemporal parameters of gait after total hip replacement: anterior versus posterior approach
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Orthop Clin North Am 40:407-15. 2009
    ..Six months after total arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis of the hip, gait characteristics were comparable between subjects having received the direct anterior approach and the posterior approach...
  22. doi request reprint Effects of aerobic training on the exercise-induced decline in short-passing ability in junior soccer players
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:1192-8. 2008
    ..01). Our results demonstrated that junior soccer players may benefit from aerobic training to attenuate the decline in short-passing ability caused by a short bout of intermittent activities completed at the same pretraining workload...
  23. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of Optojump photoelectric cells for estimating vertical jump height
    Julia F Glatthorn
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 25:556-60. 2011
    ..02 × Optojump jump height + 0.29. In conclusion, the use of Optojump photoelectric cells is legitimate for field-based assessments of vertical jump height...
  24. doi request reprint Tissue Doppler imaging for detecting onset of muscle activity
    Natascha Pulkovski
    Department of Rheumatology and Institute of Physical Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 37:638-49. 2008
    ..TDI represents a viable method for measuring the onset of muscle activity; it may offer a non-invasive alternative to fine-wire EMG for use with small or deep muscles...
  25. ncbi request reprint Reliability of isokinetic strength imbalance ratios measured using the Cybex NORM dynamometer
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 28:113-9. 2008
    ..3% to 7.7% for peak torque and average work measurements. This study established the reliability of the most common strength imbalance ratios and of absolute isokinetic muscle strength assessed using the Cybex NORM...
  26. doi request reprint Reproducibility of gait parameters at different surface inclinations and speeds using an instrumented treadmill system
    Julia F Item-Glatthorn
    Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland Electronic address
    Gait Posture 44:259-64. 2016
    ..The assessment of time to heel/toe force should be however avoided, and particular care should be taken for some spatial (step length) and temporal (cadence and step time) parameters while walking uphill and/or at slow speeds...
  27. doi request reprint Test-retest reliability of quadriceps muscle function outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis
    Severin Staehli
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 20:1058-65. 2010
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular adaptations to electrostimulation resistance training
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:167-75. 2006
    ..Changes at the single muscle fiber level induced by electrostimulation resistance training were significant and preferentially affected slow, type 1 fibers...
  29. doi request reprint Rehabilitation and return to sport after bilateral open surgery for femoroacetabular impingement in a professional ice hockey player: A case report
    Nicola C Casartelli
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland INSERM U1093 Cognition, Action and Sensory Plasticity, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Electronic address
    Phys Ther Sport 16:193-201. 2015
    ..Case report...
  30. doi request reprint Validity of the intelligent device for energy expenditure and activity accelerometry system for quantitative gait analysis in patients with hip osteoarthritis
    Julia F Item-Glatthorn
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:2090-3. 2012
    ..To evaluate the concurrent validity of an accelerometry-based system (Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity) with a criterion instrument (Gaitrite) for the evaluation of spatiotemporal gait variables in orthopedic patients...
  31. pmc Validity and test-retest reliability of manual goniometers for measuring passive hip range of motion in femoroacetabular impingement patients
    Silvio Nussbaumer
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:194. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Femoroacetabular impingement in professional ice hockey players: a case series of 5 athletes after open surgical decompression of the hip
    Mario Bizzini
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 35:1955-9. 2007
    ..Surgical open decompression of the hip has historically been proposed as the first treatment of choice. Functional outcomes in athletes after this procedure are unknown...
  33. pmc Five-year results of the Innex total knee arthroplasty system
    Urs K Munzinger
    Lower Extremity Department, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int Orthop 34:1159-65. 2010
    ..Male Innex mobile bearing knees exhibited better clinical function and satisfaction than their female peers at five-year follow-up, despite inferior radiographic findings and higher revision rates...
  34. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of the Myotest accelerometric system for the assessment of vertical jump height
    Nicola Casartelli
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 24:3186-93. 2010
    ..In conclusion, Myotest-T is a valid and reliable method for the assessment of vertical jump height, and its use is legitimate for field-based evaluations, whereas Myotest-V is neither valid nor reliable...
  35. doi request reprint Return to sport after hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review
    Nicola C Casartelli
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Sports Med 49:819-24. 2015
    ..We aimed to appraise (1) the rate of return to sport of athletes after hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and (2) some aspects that may influence the return to sport...
  36. doi request reprint Prevalence and Functional Consequences of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Young Male Ice Hockey Players
    Romana Brunner
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 44:46-53. 2016
    ..It is unclear, however, whether FAI-related bony deformities and symptoms may lead to functional alterations as reflected in hip muscle strength, range of motion (ROM), and on-ice physical performance in youth ice hockey players...
  37. doi request reprint Acute effects of multipath electrical stimulation in patients with total knee arthroplasty
    Claudia Morf
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:498-504. 2015
    ..To compare maximal evoked torque, discomfort, and fatigue-related outcomes between multipath neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and conventional NMES of the quadriceps muscle in patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
  38. doi request reprint Reproducibility and validity of the physical activity scale for the elderly (PASE) questionnaire in patients after total hip arthroplasty
    Nicola C Casartelli
    N C Casartelli, PhD, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland, and INSERM U1093 Cognition, Action and Sensory Plasticity, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
    Phys Ther 95:86-94. 2015
    ..The assessment of physical activity is of concern in patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, so far, no questionnaire has demonstrated adequate reproducibility and validity for assessing physical activity in these patients...
  39. pmc Money matters: exploiting the data from outcomes research for quality improvement initiatives
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    Department of Research and Development, Schulthess Klinik, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 18:348-59. 2009
    ..e., the improvement of the process outcome, the quality of the service...
  40. ncbi request reprint Convergent evidence for construct validity of a 7-point likert scale of lower limb muscle soreness
    Franco M Impellizzeri
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin J Sport Med 17:494-6. 2007
    ..An additional aim was to examine its sensitivity as measure of symptom of eccentric-contraction muscle damage...
  41. pmc Validity and reproducibility of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) questionnaire for the measurement of the physical activity level in patients after total knee arthroplasty
    Sylvain Bolszak
    Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:46. 2014
    ..Aims of this study were to evaluate the validity and reproducibility of the physical activity scale for the elderly (PASE) questionnaire in TKA patients, with a particular view on gender differences...
  42. doi request reprint Assessment of quadriceps muscle inactivation with a new electrical stimulation paradigm
    Vanessa Wellauer
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 51:117-24. 2015
    ..In this study we evaluated the validity of garment-based quadriceps stimulation (GQS) for assessment of muscle inactivation in comparison with femoral nerve stimulation (FNS)...
  43. doi request reprint Validity of the Optogait photoelectric system for the assessment of spatiotemporal gait parameters
    Karin Lienhard
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Eng Phys 35:500-4. 2013
    ..However, the two measuring instruments cannot be used interchangeably for quantitative gait analysis, and further validation of floor-based photocell technology is warranted...
  44. ncbi request reprint Sports after hip resurfacing arthroplasty
    Florian D Naal
    Joint Center, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Sports Med 35:705-11. 2007
    ..No information is available concerning patients' sports activity after hip resurfacing arthroplasty...
  45. pmc Clinical assessment of spatiotemporal gait parameters in patients and older adults
    Julia F Item-Glatthorn
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic
    J Vis Exp . 2014
    ..The measurement procedures are very straightforward; a single patient can be tested in less than 5 min and a comprehensive report can be generated in less than 1 min...
  46. doi request reprint Vastus medialis and lateralis activity during voluntary and stimulated contractions
    Rosa M S Visscher
    Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve . 2016
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative activation of vastus medialis (VM) and vastus lateralis (VL) muscles during voluntary and stimulated isometric contractions at different joint angles...
  47. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of a novel instrumented one-legged hop test in patients with knee injuries
    Karin Mani
    Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Knee . 2016
    ..Conventional one-legged hop tests simply evaluate the total hop distance, thus neglecting important temporal and spatial parameters related to the strategy of execution, such as foot contact time...
  48. doi request reprint Soleus and lateral gastrocnemius H-reflexes during standing with unstable footwear
    Bernd Friesenbichler
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland
    Muscle Nerve 51:764-6. 2015
    ..Unstable footwear has been shown to increase lower extremity muscle activity, but the reflex response to perturbations induced by this intervention is unknown...
  49. doi request reprint Assessment of the rate of force development scaling factor for the hip muscles
    Nicola C Casartelli
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008, Zurich, Switzerland INSERM U1093 Cognition, Action and Sensory Plasticity, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
    Muscle Nerve 50:932-8. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate test feasibility, validity, and reproducibility of the rate of force development scaling factor (RFD-SF) for the hip muscles...
  50. doi request reprint Effects of a short proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching bout on quadriceps neuromuscular function, flexibility, and vertical jump performance
    Nicolas Place
    Institute of Movement Sciences and Sport Medicine, Medicine Faculty, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 27:463-70. 2013
    ..The present self-administered PNF stretching of the quadriceps with short (5-second) stretches is not recommended before sports where flexibility is mandatory for performance...
  51. doi request reprint Differences in climbing-specific strength between boulder and lead rock climbers
    Maurizio Fanchini
    CeRiSM, Research Center for Sport, Mountain and Health, University of Verona, Rovereto, Italy
    J Strength Cond Res 27:310-4. 2013
    ..The RFD may reflect the specific requirements of bouldering and seems to be more appropriate than pure maximal strength for investigating muscle function in rock climbers...
  52. ncbi request reprint Activation of human plantar flexor muscles increases after electromyostimulation training
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Groupe Analyse du Mouvement, Unité de Formation et de Recherche Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportives, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, BP 27877 21078 Dijon Cedex, France
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 92:1383-92. 2002
    ..In the absence of a change in the control group, it was concluded that an increase in neural activation likely mediates the voluntary torque gains observed after short-term EMS training...
  53. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular fatigue during a long-duration cycling exercise
    Romuald Lepers
    Groupe Analyse du Mouvement, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, 21078 Dijon Cedex, France
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 92:1487-93. 2002
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Effect of combined electrostimulation and plyometric training on vertical jump height
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    INSERM ERIT M 0207 Motricité, Faculté des Sciences du Sport de Dijon, Universite de Bourgogne, France
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1638-44. 2002
    ..This study investigated the influence of a 4-wk combined electromyostimulation (EMS) and plyometric training program on the vertical jump performance of 10 volleyball players...
  55. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular differences between endurance-trained, power-trained, and sedentary subjects
    Gregory Lattier
    INSERM ERIT M 0207 Motricité Plasticité, Universite de Bourgogne, Unité de Formation et de Recherche Sciences Techniques des Activité Physiques et Sportives, Dijon, France
    J Strength Cond Res 17:514-21. 2003
    ..These findings show that low MRFD on lower limbs extensors does not limit expression of MVC on subjects with high levels of activation, whereas intrinsic muscular qualities have a direct influence on performance during the vertical jump...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effects of electromyostimulation training and volleyball practice on jumping ability
    Davide Malatesta
    Laboratoire de Physiologies des Interactions, Hopital A de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France
    J Strength Cond Res 17:573-9. 2003
    ..5%, CMJ +5.4%). When the aim of EMS resistance training is to enhance vertical jump ability, sport-specific workouts following EMS would enable the central nervous system to optimize the control to neuromuscular properties...
  57. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular fatigue after a ski skating marathon
    Guillaume Y Millet
    INSERM ERIT M 0207 Motricité Plasticité, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, BP 27 877 21078 Dijon, France
    Can J Appl Physiol 28:434-45. 2003
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Quadriceps femoris torque and EMG activity in seated versus supine position
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1511-6. 2003
    ..To compare voluntary and electrically evoked knee extensor torque, surface electromyography (EMG), and activation level obtained under seated versus supine position, i.e., with shortened versus lengthened rectus femoris (RF) muscle...
  59. ncbi request reprint Body mass reduction markedly improves muscle performance and body composition in obese females aged 61-75 years: comparison between the effects exerted by energy-restricted diet plus moderate aerobic-strength training alone or associated with rGH or nandr
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Division of Metabolic Diseases III, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 150:511-5. 2004
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Twitch potentiation is greater after a fatiguing submaximal isometric contraction performed at short vs. long quadriceps muscle length
    Nicolas Place
    Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Equipe de Recherche et d Innovation Technologique 207, Motricité Plasticité Laboratory, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 98:429-36. 2005
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Central and peripheral fatigue after electrostimulation-induced resistance exercise
    Delphine Boerio
    INSERM ERM 207, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:973-8. 2005
    ..To investigate central and peripheral fatigue induced by a typical session of electromyostimulation (EMS) of the triceps surae muscle...
  62. ncbi request reprint Late neural adaptations to electrostimulation resistance training of the plantar flexor muscles
    Marc Jubeau
    Laboratoire INSERM ERM 207 Motricité Plasticité, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    Eur J Appl Physiol 98:202-11. 2006
    ..These effects may help in conceiving and programming effective electrostimulation therapy programs for both healthy and immobilized plantar flexor muscles...
  63. ncbi request reprint Differences in cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular responses between voluntary and stimulated contractions of the quadriceps femoris muscle
    Jean Theurel
    INSERM ERM 207 Laboratory, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Burgundy, BP 27877, 21078 Dijon, France
    Respir Physiol Neurobiol 157:341-7. 2007
    ..These findings probably reflect differences in the patterns of motor unit recruitment between stimulated and voluntary contractions, despite equal force productions...
  64. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the reliability of central and peripheral fatigue after sustained maximal voluntary contraction of the quadriceps muscle
    Nicolas Place
    INSERM ERM 207 Motricité Plasticité, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, BP 27877, 21078 Dijon, France
    Muscle Nerve 35:486-95. 2007
    ..These findings can be useful in the choice of the parameters describing central and peripheral fatigue of the quadriceps muscle in future studies...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effect of electrostimulation training-detraining on neuromuscular fatigue mechanisms
    Marc Jubeau
    Laboratory INSERM U887, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Burgundy, BP 27877, 21078 Dijon, France
    Neurosci Lett 424:41-6. 2007
    ..This was mainly attributable to a reduction in activation failure, i.e., lower central fatigue, probably as a result of subject's accommodation to pain and discomfort during NMES...
  66. ncbi request reprint Comparison between voluntary and stimulated contractions of the quadriceps femoris for growth hormone response and muscle damage
    Marc Jubeau
    Laboratoire Institut National de la Santè et de la Recherche Médicale U887 Motricité Plasticité, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 104:75-81. 2008
    ..05) greater for the stimulation than voluntary exercise. It was concluded that a single bout of electrical stimulation exercise resulted in greater GH response and muscle damage than voluntary exercise...
  67. doi request reprint Postactivation potentiation in human knee extensors during dynamic passive movements
    Nicolas Babault
    1INSERN U887 Motricity Plasticity Sport Science Faculty, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:735-43. 2008
    ..Therefore, the aim of the present experiment was to test the twitch PAP during passive dynamic movements following isometric conditioning contractions on nine healthy men...
  68. ncbi request reprint A multi-joint lower-limb tracking-trajectory test for the assessment of motor coordination
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Laboratoire INSERM ERM 207, UFR STAPS, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, BP 27877, 21078 Dijon Cedex, France
    Neurosci Lett 384:106-11. 2005
    ..Its uniqueness is represented by the specificity for rehabilitation and resistance training settings. Further studies with larger sample groups (e.g., male subjects and patients) and including neurophysiological measurements are needed...
  69. ncbi request reprint Combined evaluation of resting IGF-I, N-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP) and C-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) levels might be useful for detecting inappropriate GH administration in athletes: a preliminary
    Alessandro Sartorio
    Laboratorio Sperimentale Ricerche Endocrinologiche, Instituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 61:487-93. 2004
    ..To verify whether combined measurements of GH-dependent parameters might be useful in detecting exogenous recombinant GH (rGH) administration in male athletes from different disciplines...
  70. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone responses to repeated bouts of aerobic exercise with different recovery intervals
    Alessandro Sartorio
    J Appl Physiol 100:1093-4; author reply 1094-5. 2006
  71. ncbi request reprint Effect of electromyostimulation training on soleus and gastrocnemii H- and T-reflex properties
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    INSERM ERIT M 0207 Motricité Plasticité, Faculte des Sciences du Sport, Universite de Bourgogne, BP 27877 21078, Dijon Cedex, France
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:601-7. 2003
    ..EMS had an effect on gastrocnemii but not on soleus muscle, perhaps because of the differences in respective motor unit characteristics (e.g., axon diameter)...
  72. ncbi request reprint Caution is required when comparing the effectiveness of voluntary versus stimulated versus combined strength training modalities
    Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Sports Med 38:437-8; author reply 438-40. 2008