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In this study, the hydration status of amateur cyclists who voluntarily adjusted their fluid intake to environmental conditions during a 3-day, 248-km mountain bike (MTB) race was assessed. Prospective observational field study. Sani2C MTB Race, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2006. 18 randomly selected amateur, male MTB cyclists. Reported usual fluid...
This study set out to determine the incidence of ankle injuries amongst provincial female field hockey players in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa, during the 2004 field hockey season and relate this to their injury and playing profile, proprioceptive ability and peak isokinetic torque of the ankle plantar and dorsiflexor muscles. Players particip...
In problem-based learning (PBL) curricula, first-year students need to adapt to a new learning environment and an unfamiliar new pedagogy. The small-group tutorial potentially offers a learning environment where students can become self-directed learners, collaborating with other group members to achieve individual and group learning goals. At the...
Moderate submaximal exercise results in neutrophilia and enhanced phagocytic and oxidative capacity of neutrophils. It has been hypothesized, however, that during intensive exercise and periods of intensive training this pro-oxidative effect becomes suppressive. Vitamin C is widely recognized for its antioxidant function in extracellular fluid, and...
High-intensity intermittent bicycle exercise was used to deplete muscle glycogen levels by 70% and elevate blood lactate levels to greater than 13.0 mmol/l. Thereafter subjects either cycled with one leg for 45 min followed by 45 min of passive recovery (partially active recovery) or rested for 90 min (passive recovery). During the first 45 min of...
Summary in English and Afrikaans. Thesis (Ph. D. (Faculty of Health Science))--University of Pretoria, 2002. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 108-129).