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gmillet41
10-07-2005, 02:01 AM
Dear colleague,

The aim of this email is to present a new Special Interest Group about
"fatigue during prolonged exercise" that could help us to develop exchanges
on this topic, both during congresses and in a virtual way (web site,
exchange of papers & data, ...).

It is expected that researchers from different scientific backgrounds
(psychology, physiology, neuro-physiology, biomechanics, motor control,
muscle biology, biochemistry, ...) will discuss about the mecanisms of
fatigue during prolonged exercises and the way to minimise it.

Since fatigue is a very large resarch field, some first limits could be
suggested :
- acute fatigue (thus not overtraining)
- mainly human exercise in which aerobic metabolism is the major energy
system implied. No superior limits (ultra-endurance)
- fundamental researches about fatigue mechanisms & applied research on
fatigue in all endurance sports : running (track and field, road, trail),
cycling, hiking, nordic walking, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing,
triathlon, kayaking, rowing, orienteering, ... However, it would not be a
group dedicated to endurance sports in general (e.g. not the place to talk
about training methodology).
- studies about equipment allowing a fatigue reduction and clinic research
could be integrated.

We are already working on the web site. If you are interested, please email
(guillaume.millet@univ-st-etienne.fr) your :
- Name :
- Institution :
- Title :
- Have you published on this topic ? If yes, give the references of your 3
major publications or better, email the pdf.
- Would you intend to be an active member or only to follow the exchanges
developed by this group ?
- Are you aware of the existence of a group working on a topic similar to
this one ?

Please write if you have any question or suggestion. And please forward this
email to your colleagues who could be interested by this group.

Sincerely yours,

Guillaume Millet

Tel : + 33 6 86 92 40 99 ou + 33 4 77 12 03 66
PPEH Research Unity
Médecine du Sport - Myologie
Hôpital Bellevue
42055 Saint-Etienne Cedex 2
France