Habitual rowing exercise is associated with high physical fitness without affecting arterial stiffness in older men

Hiroshi Kawano, Motoyuki Iemitsu, Yuko Gando, Toshimichi Ishijima, Meiko Asaka, Tomoko Aoyama, Takafumi Ando, Ken Tokizawa, Motohiko Miyachi, Shizuo Sakamoto, Mitsuru Higuchi

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Abstract

The present study elucidated the effects of habitual rowing exercise on arterial stiffness and plasma levels of the vasoconstrictor endothelin-1 and the vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) in older men. Eleven rowers (68.0±1.6 years) and 11 sedentary control older men (64.9±1.1 years) were studied. Peak oxygen uptake (36.0±1.7 vs. 27.7+ 1.9 ml kg -1 min -1), leg press power (1346±99 vs. 1077±68 W), and HDL-cholesterol (75±5 vs. 58±3 mg ml -1) were higher and triglyceride (78+9 vs. 120+14 mg m -1) was lower in rowers than in control participants (all P50.05). Arterial stiffness indices (carotid β-stiffness and cardio-ankle vascular index) and plasma endothelin-1 and NOx (nitrite{thorn}nitrate) levels did not differ between the two groups. These results suggest that habitual rowing exercise in older men is associated with high muscle power and aerobic capacity, and favourable blood lipid profile without affecting arterial stiffness or plasma levels of endotheline-1 and NO hiroshi

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of sports sciences
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Arterial stiffness
  • Combined training
  • Endothelin-1
  • Nitric oxide
  • Rowing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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    Kawano, H., Iemitsu, M., Gando, Y., Ishijima, T., Asaka, M., Aoyama, T., Ando, T., Tokizawa, K., Miyachi, M., Sakamoto, S., & Higuchi, M. (2012). Habitual rowing exercise is associated with high physical fitness without affecting arterial stiffness in older men. Journal of sports sciences, 30(3), 241-246. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.635311