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Muscle sympathetic nerve activity during intermittent handgrip exercise.
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PMID:  23187331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: This study evaluated whether central command plays an important role in activating muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) during short-term maximal handgrip contractions.
METHODS: The increase in MSNA was examined while influence of minimizing for other factors such as mechanoreflex, metaboreflex and fatigue during repetitive exercise in seven 19- to 26-year-old participants. Maximal voluntary handgrips (15-s contraction with a 45-s relaxation) were performed 10 times with a 15-s pause between alternate hands. MSNA was recorded from the tibial nerve analyzed using the burst frequency (BF) and total sympathetic nerve activity.
RESULTS: The BF increased with the first unit, from 14.9±1.8 bursts·min-1 at baseline to 27.7±3.4 bursts·min-1 during contraction. The increase in the MSNA during contractions remained unchanged throughout the repetitions. The BF declined to baseline during the relaxation periods. The peak grip force decreased from 333±25 N for the first grip to 216±20 N for the last contraction. The MSAN increase remained constant despite a possible reduction in mechanoreflex during exercise as indicated from decreased maximal handgrip force.
CONCLUSION: We suggested that the MSNA response was induced mainly by central command during short-term maximal handgrip contraction without metaboreflex influence and attenuated mechanoreflex input.
T Hachiya; S Aizawa; A P Blaber; M Saito
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Applied Physiology, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya 468-0511, Japan -
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