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Professor Fergal Grace

Professor, Exercise and Sport Science

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Section/Portfolio:

Exercise and Sport

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Six weeks of high intensity interval training (HIIT) facilitates a four year preservation of aerobic capacity in sedentary older males: A reunion study

Long-term implications of acutely increased cardiorespiratory fitness following short-term...

Aerobic, resistance, and mind-body exercise are equivalent to mitigate symptoms of depression in older adults: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Background: Exercise has been identified as an allied health strategy that can support the...

Comparative effectiveness of three exercise types to treat clinical depression in older adults: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Background: Few studies have directly compared the effects of different exercise therapies on...

Examination Of Pre-surgical Allied Health Referrals In Cancer Patients At A Regional Australian Hospital.

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  • Conference Proceedings

High intensity interval training (HIIT) improves cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in healthy, overweight and obese adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled studies

Background: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a sustainable and effective method for...

High intensity interval training (HIIT) produces small improvements in fasting glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance in sedentary older men but not masters athletes

The aim of this study was to investigate whether 6 weeks' high intensity interval training (HIIT;...

Long-term athletic training does not alter age-associated reductions of left-ventricular mid-diastolic lengthening or expansion at rest

Purpose: The interaction of ageing and exercise training status on left-ventricular (LV) peak...

Aerobic Training Protects Cardiac Function During Advancing Age: A Meta-Analysis of Four Decades of Controlled Studies

Exercise and depressive symptoms in older adults: An investigation into psychosocial factors

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  • Journals

Exercise, mood, self-efficacy, and social support as predictors of depressive symptoms in older adults: Direct and interaction effects

Background: Depression is a chronic condition that affects up to 15% of older adults. The...

High-intensity interval training in patients with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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  • Journals

Long-term aerobic exercise improves vascular function into old age: A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta regression of observational and interventional studies

There is an emerging body of literature relating to the effectiveness of frequent aerobic...

Sprint interval training and the school curriculum: Benefits upon cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity profiles, and cardiometabolic risk profiles of healthy adolescents

Background: This study examined the impact of a 4-week school-based sprint interval training...

Cardiac response to exercise in normal ageing: What can we learn from masters athletes?

Background: Ageing is associated with an inexorable decline in cardiac and vascular function,...

Caucasian and south Asian men show equivalent improvements in surrogate biomarkers of cardiovascular and metabolic health following 6-weeks of supervised resistance training

Background: The South Asian population have greater cardiovascular risk than their age-matched...

Electromyographic analyses of the erector spinae muscles during golf swings using four different clubs

The purpose of this study was to compare the electromyography (EMG) patterns of the thoracic and...

High intensity interval training (HIIT) improves resting blood pressure, metabolic (MET) capacity and heart rate reserve without compromising cardiac function in sedentary aging men

Background: This study examined a programme of pre-conditioning exercise with subsequent high...

Commercial golf glove effects on golf performance and forearm muscle activity

The study aimed to determine whether or not commercial golf gloves influence performance...

Comparison of thoracic and lumbar erector spinae muscle activation before and after a golf practice session

Lower back pain is commonly associated with golfers. The study aimed: to determine whether...

Evidence of direct cardiac damage following high-intensity exercise in chronic energy restriction

Rationale: Following prolonged endurance events such as marathons, elevated levels of...

Exercise training improves free testosterone in lifelong sedentary aging men

As the impact of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on systemic hormones in aging men is...

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in sedentary aging men but not master' athletes: an observational study

Introduction: The aim of this investigation was to examine the impact high-intensity interval...

HIIT produces increases in muscle power and free testosterone in male masters athletes

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) improves peak power output (PPO) in sedentary aging men...

Left Ventricular Speckle Tracking-Derived Cardiac Strain and Cardiac Twist Mechanics in Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Studies

Background: The athlete’s heart is associated with physiological remodeling as a consequence of...

Lifelong exercise, but not short-term high-intensity interval training, increases GDF11, a marker of successful aging: a preliminary investigation

Lifelong exercise is associated with regulation of skeletal mass and function, reductions in...

Lifetime Exercise is associated with eugonadism in aging men: a preliminary investigation

Testosterone is an important biological hormone, which displays a gradual decline with advancing...

  • Journals

One session of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) every 5 days, improves muscle power but not static balance in lifelong sedentary ageing men A randomized controlled trial

Background: Declining muscle power during advancing age predicts falls and loss of independence....

Strength adaptation to squat exercise is different between Caucasian and South Asian novice exercisers

This study compared the progression of muscular strength (MS) adaptation between age-matched...

Telomeres, exercise and cardiovascular disease: finding the means to justify the ends

Utility of three anthropometric indices in assessing the cardiometabolic risk profile in children

Objectives: To evaluate the ability of BMI, WC, and WHtR to identify increased cardiometabolic...

Validation of a 6-s Cycle Ergometry Sprint to Measure Peak Power in Recreationally Active Females

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A commentary on "Testosterone and cortisol jointly modulate risk-taking" by P.H. Mehta, K.M. Welker, S. Zilioli, J.M. Carre, [Psychoneuroendocrinology, 56, (2015), 88-99](

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An electromyographic study of the effect of hand grip sizes on forearm muscle activity and golf performance

The study describes the differences in surface electromyography (EMG) activity of two forearm...

Evidence from randomised controlled trials does not support current dietary fat guidelines: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Objectives: National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the USA and UK...

Observation of Age-Related Decline in the Performance of the Transverse Abdominis Muscle

Background: Previous research has shown that the performance of skeletal muscle declines with...

Prolonged androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) induced QT interval shortening: a suitable screening tool?

Androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) abuse is associated with changes in cardiac electrophysiology....

Salivary Testosterone and Cortisol Measurement in Sports Medicine: a Narrative Review and User's Guide for Researchers and Practitioners

Since the initial reporting of salivary hormone measurements in marathon runners in the early...

Short-Term Resistance Training Improves Cardiometabolic Health In Caucasian And South Asian Males

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Six Weeks of Low-Frequency High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Improves Resting Cardiac Function in Lifelong Sedentary Ageing Men

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  • Journals

Utility of the hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype in the cardiometabolic risk assessment of youth stratified by body mass index

BackgroundIt is unclear whether the hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype (HTWP) can be used to...

Acute whole body UVA irradiation combined with nitrate ingestion enhances time trial performance in trained cyclists

Dietary nitrate supplementation has been shown to increase nitric oxide (NO) metabolites, reduce...

Age related vascular endothelial function following lifelong sedentariness: positive impact of cardiovascular conditioning without further improvement following low frequency high intensity interval training

Aging is associated with diffuse impairments in vascular endothelial function and traditional...

Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Objectives: National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the US and UK...

Exercise-Induced Responses in Salivary Testosterone, Cortisol, and Their Ratios in Men: A Meta-Analysis

Background Testosterone, cortisol and their ratios may be indicators of anabolic status, but...

Exercising caution: Prolonged recovery from a single session of high-intensity interval training in older men

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Impact of low-volume, high-intensity interval training on maximal aerobic capacity, health-related quality of life and motivation to exercise in ageing men

There is a demand for effective training methods that encourage exercise adherence during...

Letter to the editor: RE: Excessive sugar consumption may be a difficult habit to break: A view from the brain and body.

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Low-frequency high-intensity interval training is an effective method to improve muscle power in lifelong sedentary aging men: A randomized controlled trial

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Poor levels of agreement between serum and saliva testosterone measurement following exercise training in aging men

Testosterone (T) is a biologically important androgen that demonstrates a widely-known natural...

Re: Emotions, immunity and sport: Winner and loser athlete's profile of fighting sport

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Resting steroid hormone concentrations in lifetime exercisers and lifetime sedentary males

Introduction: Advancing age in men is associated with a progressive decline in serum testosterone...

Salivary testosterone measurement does not identify biochemical hypogonadism in aging men: a ROC analysis

Six weeks of conditioning exercise increases total, but not free testosterone in lifelong sedentary aging men

Introduction: Advancing age is associated with a gradual decline in circulating androgens, and...

Sprint interval training (SIT) is an effective method to maintain cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and glucose homeostasis in Scottish adolescents

The present study examined the physiological impact of a school based sprint interval training...

Validation of a Six Second Cycle Test for the Determination of Peak Power Output

The present study examined the agreement between peak power output during a standard Wingate...

Critical difference applied to exercise-induced salivary testosterone and cortisol using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA): distinguishing biological from statistical change

Due to its noninvasive, convenient, and practical nature, salivary testosterone (sal-T) and...

The use of erythropoietin-stimulating agents versus supportive care in newborns with hereditary spherocytosis: a single centre's experience

Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS) is a common haemolytic anaemia in which 75% of cases are autosomal...

Does Chronic Exercise Attenuate Age-Related Physiological Decline in Males?

Alteration in body composition, physical function, and substrate metabolism occur with advancing...

Preface -Perspectives on anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) and doping in sport and health

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  • Book Chapters

The effects of a formal exercise training programme on salivary hormone concentrations and body composition in previously sedentary aging men

Alteration in body composition, physical function, and substrate metabolism occur with advancing...

Androgens Affect Myogenesis In Vitro and Increase Local IGF-1 Expression

SCULTHORPE, N., A. M. SOLOMON, A. C. M. SINANAN, P.-M. G. BOULOUX, F. GRACE, AND M. P. LEWIS....

Exercise

  • Book Chapters

Perspectives on Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and Doping in Sport and Health

  • Book

The effects of non-therapeutic anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use on cardiac structure and function

  • Book Chapters

Direct hits to the head during amateur boxing is associated with a rise in serum biomarkers for brain injury

Boxing exposes participants to the physiological response to high intensity exercise and also to...

Effects of Long-Term Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Administration on Respiratory Function

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of resistance training and long-term...

An examination of exercise mode on ventilatory patterns during incremental exercise

Both cycle ergometry and treadmill exercise are commonly employed to examine the cardiopulmonary...

Evidence of altered cardiac electrophysiology following prolonged androgenic anabolic steroid use

The non-therapeutic use of androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) is associated with sudden cardiac...

The effect of short-term creatine loading on active range of movement

During high-intensity exercise, intracellular creatine phosphate (PCr) is rapidly broken down to...