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Effects of General Fatigue Induced by Exhaustive Exercise on Posture and Gait Stability of Healthy Young Men

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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Motor Activity Research Center (CRAM), University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Department of Sport Sciences, Kore University, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy
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Sant’Angela Merici Foundation (Scientific Director), 96100 Siracusa, Italy
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Euro Mediterranean Rehabilitation Summer School (President), 96100 Siracusa, Italy
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Medical Ragusa Supports, 97100 Ragusa, Italy
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Horus Social Cooperative, Department of Research, 97100 Ragusa, Italy
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Italian Center Studies of Osteopathy, Department of Research, 95100 Catania, Italy
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Academic Editors: Armando Cocca and Andrew Soundy
Behav. Sci. 2021, 11(5), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs11050072
Received: 14 April 2021 / Revised: 3 May 2021 / Accepted: 6 May 2021 / Published: 8 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Activity, Physical and Psychological Health)
Bipedal walking is a composite task requiring integration of many control circuitries in the brain and spinal cord. The present study was carried out to verify whether an increase in blood lactate, such as that associated with a high intensity exercise, is able to significantly modify the qualitative and/or quantitative aspects of human walking. Eighteen healthy physically male participants, aged between 20 and 24 years (M = 21.8, SD = 1.22), were recruited for the study. For this purpose, the experimental protocol included the measure of blood lactate levels with the aim of assessing possible relations between lactate blood values and different aspect of walking after an exhaustive exercise. An exhaustive exercise was associated with a strong increase of blood lactate levels and produced a significant worsening in the ability to maintain the bipodalic upright posture as well as the fluidity of walking. Our results suggest that exhausting bouts impose greater challenges on postural control. View Full-Text
Keywords: posture; blood lactate; upright position; exhaustive exercise posture; blood lactate; upright position; exhaustive exercise
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Coco, M.; Di Corrado, D.; Cirillo, F.; Iacono, C.; Perciavalle, V.; Buscemi, A. Effects of General Fatigue Induced by Exhaustive Exercise on Posture and Gait Stability of Healthy Young Men. Behav. Sci. 2021, 11, 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs11050072

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Coco M, Di Corrado D, Cirillo F, Iacono C, Perciavalle V, Buscemi A. Effects of General Fatigue Induced by Exhaustive Exercise on Posture and Gait Stability of Healthy Young Men. Behavioral Sciences. 2021; 11(5):72. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs11050072

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Coco, Marinella, Donatella Di Corrado, Francesco Cirillo, Chiara Iacono, Vincenzo Perciavalle, and Andrea Buscemi. 2021. "Effects of General Fatigue Induced by Exhaustive Exercise on Posture and Gait Stability of Healthy Young Men" Behavioral Sciences 11, no. 5: 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs11050072

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