Frank Katch

Frank Katch
University of Massachusetts Amherst | UMass Amherst · Department of Kinesiology

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September 1977 - June 2002
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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This edition of McArdle, Katch, and Katch's respected text reflects the most recent, evidence-based information on how nutrition affects exercise and sports performance. Using high quality research to illustrate teaching points, the authors provide detailed yet accessible coverage of the science of exercise nutrition and bioenergetics, along with v...
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Introducing the Fifth Edition of the more focused version of the best-selling Exercise Physiology text. Ideal for an introductory course, this title emphasizes nutrition as the foundation of exercise and uses a new student-friendly magazine-style design, hallmark pedagogy, and an engaging, accessible writing style to make exercise physiology intere...
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Background We examined the effects of a proprietary herbal/botanical supplement (StemSport, Stemtech, San Clemente, CA.) suggested to increase circulating stem cells, decrease inflammation, and attenuate exercise induced muscle damage on recovery from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Methods Sixteen subjects (male = 7, female = 9; age 23.8 ±...
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Background StemSport (SS; StemTech International, Inc. San Clemente, CA) contains a proprietary blend of the botanical Aphanizomenon flos-aquae and several herbal antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances. SS has been purported to accelerate tissue repair and restore muscle function following resistance exercise. Here, we examine the effects of...
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Updated with the latest cutting-edge research findings, the Fourth Edition helps readers make the bridge between nutrition and exercise concepts and their practical applications. The book provides a strong foundation in the science of exercise nutrition and bioenergetics and offers valuable insights into how the principles work in the real world of...
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Essentials of Exercise Physiology offers a compact version of the Seventh Edition of the bestselling Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance, making it ideal for introductory undergraduate courses. As you progress through the text, you'll develop a deep understanding of the interrelationships among energy intake, energy transf...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine the validity of Cooper's 12-min. endurance run test in 36 college women using max VO2 as the criterion of validity. Max VO2 was measured using the Balke treadmill test (mean = 2.29 L/min; 38.9 ml/kg/min). Percent body fat (mean = 21.8%) and lean body weight (mean = 45.0 kg.) were also determined in...
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The present experiment evaluated the effects of a 27-day sit up exercise training program on adipose cell size and adiposity. Fat biopsies were taken from the abdomen, subscapular, and gluteal sites by needle aspiration in 13 experimental and 6 control male subjects before and after a five days/week progressive training regimen. Day 1 consisted of...
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On the basis of the present results, it is concluded that the use of manual pulse as a substitute for electrically recorded heart rate is a questionable procedure when precision is required. In addition, such methods could underestimate the actual exercise heart rate by 6 to 11 percent, or overestimate the maximal oxygen consumption prediction by a...
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Updated with the latest cutting-edge research findings, the Fourth Edition helps readers make the bridge between nutrition and exercise concepts and their practical applications. The book provides a strong foundation in the science of exercise nutrition and bioenergetics and offers valuable insights into how the principles work in the real world of...
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This study compares neck force steadiness in women with neck pain and controls and the way this is influenced by short term vibration of the neck. In the first experiment, 9 women with chronic neck pain and 9 controls performed 10-s isometric cervical flexion at 15N. Intramuscular EMG was recorded from the sternocleidomastoid muscle. In the second...
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Background and aims: This study assessed whether resistance bands sown into a commercially available body shaper compression undergarment increased energy expenditure (EE) during treadmill walking. Methods: A randomized repeated measures design consisted of two conditions [body shaper (S) vs a usual undergarment control (C)] and two separate experi...
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Since publication of its First Edition in 1981, Exercise Physiology has helped more than 350,000 students build a solid foundation of the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology. This Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated with all the most recent findings, guiding you to the latest understanding of nutrition, energy transf...
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Ponderal somatograms assessed body composition in four groups of Division III collegiate football players: offensive line (OL), defensive line (DL), offensive backs (OB), and defensive backs (DB). Ponderal somatograms evaluate body size and shape by converting muscular (shoulders, chest, biceps, forearm, thigh, and calf) and nonmuscular (abdomen, h...
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The ultimat training and nutrition guide to optimal health, fitness, and performance. Available at www.Amazon.com or http://ExerciseAndSportNutrition.com
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Closed-kinetic chain resistance training (CKCRT) of the lower body is superior to open-kinetic chain resistance training (OKCRT) to improve performance parameters (e.g., vertical jump), but the effects of upper-body CKCRT on throwing performance remain unknown. This study compared shoulder strength, power, and throwing velocity changes in athletes...
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Ponderal somatograms evaluate body size and shape by converting muscular (shoulders, chest, biceps, forearm, thigh, calf) and nonmuscular (abdomen, hips, knee, ankle, wrist) girths into ponderal equivalent (PE) values. Anthropometric measurements, including stature, body mass, girths, and percent body fat by densitometry were collected in 54 Divisi...
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Mission Statement of the ISSN The mission of the International Society of Sports Nutrition is to be recognized as the leading professional organization in the study and application of sports nutrition. The ISSN is dedicated to promoting and supporting the study, practice, education, research and development of sports nutrition and the sports nutrit...
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We assessed body composition (height, body mass, body mass index, body fat by densitometry, fat mass, fat-free mass, and lean/fat ratio) and performance (10- and 40-yd sprints, pro shuttle run, vertical jump, sit and reach, and bench press) in 77 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III football players. Data were analyzed by position...
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The present study evaluated the effects of an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) training protocol claimed to elicit site-specific fat reduction and muscle hypertrophy. The protocol includes 6 weeks (3 sessions/week, 10 contractions/session) of high frequency (2500 Hz) transcutaneous EMS training on upper arm muscle and fat tissue. Two groups of 1...
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The present study evaluated the effects of an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) training protocol claimed to elicit site-specific fat reduction and muscle hypertrophy. The protocol includes 6 weeks (3 sessions/week, 10 contractions/session) of high frequency (2500 Hz) transcutaneous EMS training on upper arm muscle and fat tissue. Two groups of 1...
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VO2max expressed in ml.BM-1.min-1 (BM = body mass) has been shown to unduly penalize heavier subjects and instead should be expressed as ml.BM-0.7.min-1. Such findings support the "theory of similarity" (TofS) that proposes the BM exponent should be 2/3 (0.67). The TofS, however, applies better to lean body mass (LBM) that is uninfluenced by fat ma...
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The World Indoor Rowing Championship (WIRC) is based on the time (T) to row a simulated 2500 m on a rowing ergometer. In the WIRC there are separate age categories but only two weight classes: light and heavyweight, thus penalizing those just heavier and those significantly lighter than the cut-off weight. Multivariate allometric scaling (MAS) prov...
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The World Indoor Rowing Championship (WIRC) is based on the time (T) to row a simulated 2500 m on a rowing ergometer. In the WIRC there are separate age categories but only two weight classes: light and heavyweight, thus penalizing those just heavier and those significantly lighter than the cut-off weight. Multivariate allometric scaling (MAS) prov...
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A recent government report from the General Accounting Office concludes that some Handbook 8 nutritional data have so little documentation on how the data were produced that it is possible some nutrient values are not reliable, and that HNIS does not appropriately direct the generation of food composition data under its contracted laboratory studie...
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The present study assessed the interrelationships among selected performance parameters on the Omnitron Total Power Unit. Forty-eight males (18 to 31 yrs) repeated on 2 days the chest press, shoulder press, lat row, and lat pull-down exercises at low, medium, and high levels of resistance. Test-retest reliability for peak force, average linear velo...
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This study examined simultaneous training for strength and endurance during a 13-week, 3-day a week program of hydraulic resistive circuit training and running. Eighteen college males (U.S. Army ROTC) were placed into low resistance (LR; n = 10) or high resistance (HR; n = 8) groups, and 10 college males were controls and did not train. There were...
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The present experiment evaluated a new approach to establish exercise intensity during hydraulic rowing ergometry. In contrast to the traditional approach where exercise intensity is augmented by systematically increasing workload, the new procedure increments the intensity of exercise while maintaining a constant percentage of maximum force output...
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The differences among fatfold thicknesses, girths, and muscle plus bone cross-sectional area (M+B CSA) were examined at three sites along the upper arm (distal, mid, and proximal) by using surface anthropometry (study 1, n = 40) and x ray (study 2, n = 53). Changes in anthropometry and x ray were also evaluated in nine obese patients who reduced bo...
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There are conflicting results in prior studies concerning the relationships among body size, muscle size, and muscular strength. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate how body size, body shape, and segmental dimensions related to individual differences in muscular strength. Subjects were tested on four dynamic measures of strength and th...
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The effects of double neuromuscular facilitation (DNF) in unilateral movements and of quadruple neuromuscular facilitation (QNF) in bilateral movements were studied in 42 physically active college-age male subjects. Results showed a 10.4% significant increase of maximal knee extension torque output when unilateral extension was preceded by a knee f...
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We hypothesized that resistance training with combined eccentric and concentric actions, and concentric action only, should yield similar changes in muscular strength. Subjects in a free weight group trained three times a week for 12 wk with eccentric and concentric actions (FW, n = 16), a second group trained with concentric-only contractions usin...
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Forty men were tested with a computerized dynamometer for concentric and eccentric torques during arm flexion and extension at 0.52, 1.57, and 2.09 rad.s-1. Based on the summed concentric and eccentric torque scores, subjects were placed into a high strength (HS) or low strength (LS) group. The eccentric and concentric segments of the torque-veloci...
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This study assessed the measurement reliability and validity of the Hydra-Fitness Omnitron, a microprocessor-controlled isokinetic ergometer that provides concentric resistance for dynamic extension and flexion movements as well as resistance for isometric contractions. Maximal peak torque output measured by the Omnitron and strain gauge devices co...
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A new method is proposed for determining changes in percent body fat (%BF) based on the difference between an initial value for abdominal girth (AG) and a calculated “target” AG based on a desired %BF. Group data from large-scale anthropometric surveys in the military were used to derive specific reference values for Q, defined as the ratio of AG a...
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Two studies were conducted in 83 college men to determine the degree of generality of individual differences in upper body muscular strength assessed by different testing modes. In study 1 (N = 43), correlations were computed between four measures of upper body strength using the bench press movement, maximal isokinetic (0.09 rad.s-1), maximal fast...
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Twenty-nine prepubertal males (X̄ age = 8.2 ± 1.3 years) were evaluated for concentric isokinetic strength at the knee, shoulder, and elbow joints, [at the dominant (D) and nondominant (ND) sides]. At each joint, flexion (F) was compared with extension (E) at two speeds of 30°/sec (30) versus 9o°/sec (90) over each 10% of the range of motion (ROM)....
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This study examined the safety of one type of strength training for prepubescent males. Eighteen males (av erage age, 8.3 ± 1.2 years) participated in a 45 min/ session, three session/week, 14 week supervised strength training program with an attendance rate of 91.5%. Concentric work was done almost exclusively. KinCom analysis showed significant s...
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In order to examine the effectiveness and safety of hydraulic resistance strength training in young males, 26 pre-pubertal males (mean age = 8.2 +/- 1.3 yr) completed a 14-wk strength training study. Subjects were evaluated before and after the 14-wk experimental period for pubertal state (Tanner's sexual maturity rating, serum testosterone, and se...
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This article deals with the effects of conventional strength training and circuit resistance training on changes in body composition parameters. Recent data are provided on the technique of arm radiography to quantify changes in arm muscle and fat following strength development with hydraulic resistance exercise equipment.