Objectives: The present study determined time-course changes in plasma bone-specific and -related markers following a bout of maximal eccentric contractions (MaxEC) of bilateral knee extensors (KE) and flexors (KF). Methods: Sedentary young men (n=30) performed a bout of 10 sets of 10 MaxEC (30°/s) of KE and KF with each leg, respectively. Maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVC) torque, muscle soreness (SOR), plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity, insulin, leptin, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), undercarboxylated-osteocalcin (ucOCN), carboxy-terminal crosslinking telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-1) and procollagen type I N-terminal propeptide (P1NP) concentrations were measured from before to 7 days after MaxEC. Results: Significant changes in MVC (KE: -28%, KF: -38%), SOR and plasma CK activity (peak: 39,163 IU/L) following MaxEC were evident (P<0.05) compared to baseline. Plasma leptin (17%) concentrations decreased at 1 day after MaxEC. In bone related markers, plasma ucOCN concentrations (20%) increased at 7 days after MaxEC, and plasma CTX-1 concentrations decreased at 2, 4 and 7 days after MaxEC (6~7%; P<0.05). Conclusion: These results demonstrate that a lean effect of bone generation and an enhanced energy anabolism can be induced by a single bout of MaxEC.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jun|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine