Eduardo Freitas

Eduardo Freitas
Arizona State University | ASU · School of Life Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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February 2014 - May 2016
Universidade Federal da Paraíba
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  • Master's Student

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Studies investigating the proteome of skeletal muscle present clear evidence that protein metabolism is altered in muscle of humans with obesity. Moreover, muscle quality (i.e., strength per unit of muscle mass) appears lower in humans with obesity. However, relevant evidence to date describing the protein turnover, a process that determines conten...
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This cross-sectional study examined the associations between serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) and muscle, bone, and fat parameters in recreationally active women. One-hundred forty-five women (48.7 ± 17.8 years; 164.4 ± 7.1 cm; 66.8 ± 10.7 kg; and 24.7 ± 3.9 kg/m²) underwent dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomo...
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We compared the effects of aerobic exercise with and without blood flow restriction (BFR) to high‐intensity aerobic exercise on energy expenditure (EE), excess post‐exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), and respiratory exchange ratio (RER) during and after exercise. Twenty‐two recreationally active males randomly completed the following experimental...
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A detraining period after resistance training causes a significant decrease in trained-induced muscular adaptations. However, it is unclear how long muscle strength and hypertrophy gains last after different detraining periods. Thus, the present systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the chronic effects of detraining on muscle stren...
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The use of blood flow restricted (BFR) exercise has become an accepted alternative approach to improve skeletal muscle mass and function and improve cardiovascular function in individuals that are not able to or do not wish to use traditional exercise protocols that rely on heavy loads and high training volumes. BFR exercise involves the reduction...
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Background: The countermovement jump (CMJ) is used to monitor short-and long-term changes in neuromuscular performance, where practically relevant alteration may be subtle, requiring detailed and consistent testing protocols to limit error and allow detection of meaningful change. Collegiate basketball players often wear different types of footwear...
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The purpose of this study was to examine age-related differences in muscle performance in women divided into young (YW, 20-39 years, n = 29) middle-aged (MAW, 40-59 years, n = 33), and older (OW, ≥60 years, n = 40) age groups. Methods: Hand grip strength, vertical jump performance, and knee extensor (KE) strength (0 deg/s, 60 deg/s, and 240 deg/s...
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The measurement of skin temperature using infrared thermography has gained a lot of attention in sport and science since it might be related to the recovery process following high intensity, potentially damaging exercise. This study investigated the time course of the skin temperature response and the muscle recovery status following a resistance t...
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The ability for a muscle to produce force relative to its size, specific force, is an important characteristic for healthy aging. Few studies have identified the influence that different muscle groups or contraction types may have on the onset of declines in specific force. Therefore, the aims of the current study were to identify critical ages for...
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Background Low-load resistance exercise with blood flow restriction (LLBFR-RE) has been shown capable of improving neuromuscular parameters in several clinical populations, however, its tolerability and effects on individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) remains unknown. Objective To investigate the perceptual responses of individuals with MS to L...
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This study compared the acute physiological responses of traditional and practical blood flow restriction resistance exercise (tBFR and pBFR, respectively) and high- and low-load resistance exercise without BFR (HL and LL, respectively), as well as the potential sex differences within the aforementioned exercise methods. Fourteen men and fifteen wo...
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The purpose of the current investigation was to compare the acute perceptual responses during low-load resistance exercise (RE) with clinical blood flow restriction (cBFR-RE) and practical blood flow restriction (pBFR-RE), and during conventional low- (LL-RE) and high-load resistance exercise (HL-RE), to determine if these responses differed betwee...
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International Journal of Exercise Science 13(6): 859-872, 2020. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of horizontal and incline bench press as well as the combination of both exercises on neuromuscular adaptation in untrained young men. Forty-seven untrained men were randomly assigned to one of the three groups: 1) a horizonta...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread to at least 115 countries and caused an alarming number of deaths. The current outbreak has lead authorities from many countries to adopt several protective measures, including lockdown and social distancing. Although being a reasonable measure to counteract the COVID-19 contamination, the restrict...
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The primary goal of this investigation was to examine the physiological responses of blood flow restriction (BFR) resistance exercise (RE) performed with continuous or intermittent BFR and to compare these results to those from conventional high-and low-load RE without BFR. Fourteen men randomly completed the following experimental trials: (1) low-...
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Monitoring external training load (eTL) has become popular for team sport for managing fatigue, optimizing performance, and guiding return-to-play protocols. During indoor sports, eTL can be measured via inertial measurement units (IMU) or indoor positioning systems (IPS). Though each device provides unique information, the relationships between de...
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Limited research has paralleled concomitant changes in external training load (eTL) and countermovement jump (CMJ) performance. Therefore, this investigation characterized eTL and CMJ performance changes across preseason training in Division 1 male collegiate basketball athletes, while examining the influence of position (Guard vs. Forward/Center)...
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Background: Racial/ethnic differences in bone mineral density(BMD) result in increased susceptibility of some ethnic groupsto fragility fractures in comparison to others. Conventionally,both lean mass and fat mass provide mechanical loadingto the skeleton and increase BMD, however, increase in fatmass beyond a certain level without a concurrent inc...
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Background: Bench press one-repetition maximum (BP1RM) prediction models offer a timely approach to predict BP1RM while avoiding the limitations with traditional BP1RM testing. Interestingly, no models have determined the ability for a traditional weight, the 20.5kg barbell, to predict BP1RM strength. Few models have exclusively examined females a...
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We investigated the acute effects of aerobic exercise with blood flow restriction (BFR) on mood state in American football athletes. Twenty-two male American football athletes were randomly assigned to three experimental conditions: 1) aerobic exercise (AE: 40% VO2max), 2) aerobic exercise with BRF (AE + BFR: 40% VO2 max), and 3) high-intensity int...
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Ferreira-Júnior, JB, Benine, RPC, Chaves, SFN, Borba, DA, Martins-Costa, HC, Freitas, EDS, Bemben, MG, Vieira, CA, and Bottaro, M. Effects of static and dynamic stretching performed before resistance training on muscle adaptations in untrained men. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-This study evaluated the effects of dynamic and static stret...
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Silva, JCG, Domingos-Gomes, JR, Freitas, EDS, Neto, GR, Aniceto, RR, Bemben, MG, Lima-dos-Santos, A, and Cirilo-Sousa, MS. Physiological and perceptual responses to aerobic exercise with and without blood flow restriction. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-Although previous studies have demonstrated the potential benefits of aerobic exercise...
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The purpose of the present study was to establish the intrasession and intersession reliability of variables obtained from a force plate that was used to quantitate lower extremity inter-limb asymmetry during the bilateral countermovement jump (CMJ). Secondarily, a comparison was performed to determine the influence of the jump protocol CMJ with or...
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The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate differences in Reactive Strength Index Modified (RSIMod) and Flight Time to Contraction Time Ratio (FT:CT) during the countermovement jump (CMJ) performed without the arm swing (CMJNAS) compared to the CMJ with the arm swing (CMJAS), while exploring the relationship within each variable betwe...
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Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency has been primarily associated with skeletal disorders, however, since vitamin D receptors are found on multiple types of cells, there is also a link to increased chronic disease risk and all-cause mortality. The aim of this study was to examine whether deficient/insufficient vitamin D levels are associated with ri...
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Background and purpose: Previous literature suggests that reductions in appendicular skeletal mass (ASM) may have a greater detrimental effect than total lean body mass regarding the onset and progression of sarcopenia. Unfortunately, limited access to equipment that accurately determines ASM often leads to many individuals remaining undiagnosed a...
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The acute and chronic effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) on balance, postural stability, and mobility were evaluated in 21 women with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) randomly assigned to control (n = 9) or experimental (n = 12) groups. To assess acute responses, outcome variables were assessed before and immediately after a session o...
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Miller, RM, Freitas, EDS, Heishman, AD, Koziol, KJ, Galletti, BAR, Kaur, J, and Bemben, MG. Test-retest reliability between free weight and machine-based movement velocities. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-Several devices are available to measure muscular power through velocity measurement, including the Tendo FitroDyne. The ability for s...
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Heishman, AD, Daub, BD, Miller, RM, Freitas, EDS, and Bemben, MG. Longitudinal hydration assessment in collegiate basketball players over various training phases. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-To the best of our knowledge, previous literature has not longitudinally examined hydration status in collegiate basketball players. Therefore, th...
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ABSTRACT: Maximal muscular power is achieved at lower percentages of maximal strength (1RM); however, this notion has not been elucidated based on sex or training status. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to examine the influence of sex and training status on maximal power production. Sixty men and women (resistance trained or untrai...
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Heishman, AD, Daub, BD, Miller, RM, Freitas, EDS, Frantz, BA, and Bemben, MG. Countermovement jump reliability performed with and without an arm swing in NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate basketball players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The countermovement jump (CMJ) is routinely used in athlete performance to quantify adaptions to traini...
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This investigation examined the acute effects of continuous whole-body vibration (CWBV) and intermittent whole-body vibration (IWBV) on neuromuscular and functional measures in women with sarcopenia and nonsarcopenic women. Continuous whole-body vibration was one 6-minute exposure, while IWBV consisted of six 60-second exposures to rest intervals (...
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Background: Elderly people have a high prevalence to systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Both comorbidities are closely associated and inflict damage on cardiorespiratory capacity. Methods: In order to assess cardiorespiratory responses to the cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) among hypertensive elderly wit...
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The original version of this article was published online containing two items that require correction, namely the abstract (Results section) and Table 3.
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This study compared the effects of different conditioning activities on the 100-m dash performance of 11 male, high school track and field athletes (mean age = 16.3; SD = 1.2 years). Participants performed a 100-m dash seven minutes after each of four randomized conditioning protocols, with each condition and 100-m dash separated by 3–10 days. The...
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Background: An adequate relationship among health-related physical fitness (HRPF) components improve the professional performance of military police officers (MOPs). Objective: To investigate the correlation among HRPF components for Special Police Operations (BOPE) and Traffic Police (BPTRAN) Battalion MOPs. Method: The sample comprised 47 male MO...
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This study determined the time course for changes in muscle swelling and plasma volume following high (HI) and low-intensity resistance exercise with blood-flow restriction (LI-BFR). Ten male participants (22.1±3.0 yrs) completed three experimental conditions: high-intensity exercise (HI - 80% of 1RM), low-intensity exercise with BFR (LI-BFR –20% o...
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This study investigated if resistance exercise performed at differing Arterial Occlusion Pressures (AOP) causes oxidative stress and muscle damage. Twelve males completed 4 sets of 10 repetitions of knee extension at 20% of 1RM, with 30 s rest intervals between sets, that varied only in the amount of restriction pressure applied: 1) CON (no pressur...
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The aim of the present study was to verify the acute effect of the aerobic exercise (AE) with blood flow restriction (BFR) upon systolic (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and heart rate (HR) in health youngsters. Participated in the present study 13 young normotensive students (19.5 ± 1.7 years old). The sample was randomly divided into two exp...
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Several attempts to identify the optimal on deck procedure to enhance swing velocity in baseball have been made. However, inconsistent findings continue to constitute much of the body of literature. Additionally, the emergence of athlete monitoring in sport has led to the exploration of more sport specific tasks to potentially identify athlete fati...
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Whole-body vibration and maximum voluntary contractions combined with blood flow restriction to augment post-activation potentiation have yet to be examined. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to examine the augmented effects of post-activation potentiation when whole-body vibration and maximum voluntary contraction are combined with...
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Water-based exercise and low-intensity exercise in combination with blood flow restriction (BFR) are two methods that have independently been shown to improve muscle strength in those of advancing age. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term effect of water-based exercise in combination with BFR on maximum dynamic strength and funct...
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Chronic Effect of Strength Training with Blood Flow Restriction on Muscular Strength among Women with Osteoporosis. JEPonline 2015;18(4):33-41. The aim of this study was to analyze the chronic effect of strength training (ST) combined with blood flow restriction (BFR) on maximal dynamic strength (MDS) in osteoporotic women. Fifteen elderly women wi...
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Physical Fitness And Academic Achievement. JEPonline 2005;8(1):11-25 . The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement. To do so, scores on the FITNESSGRAMtextregistered, a physical fitness test, were compared to reading and mathematics scores on the Stanford Achievement Test 9th edition,...