Physiology of high intensity exercise: implications for sport performance and health

An inaugural lecture by Professor Mary Nevill, PhD

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In this lecture Professor Nevill will highlight the enormous energy demands of sprinting and the extreme metabolic responses to high intensity exercise in moderate and hot conditions.

She will be providing points for the improvement of sporting performance and also questioning the suitability of this type of exercise for enhancing health in most of the adult population.

  • From: Wednesday 29 April 2015, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 29 April 2015, 9 pm
  • Location: CELS 001 / 002, CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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About the lecture

High intensity exercise is often in the news, ranging from discussions concerning the impossibility of playing football in the sweltering temperatures of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, to whether the general population should be using high intensity exercise as a means of enhancing health.

In this lecture Professor Nevill will highlight the enormous energy demands of sprinting and the extreme metabolic responses to this type of exercise in moderate and hot conditions. She will be providing points for the improvement of sporting performance and also questioning the suitability of this type of exercise for enhancing health in most of the adult population.

For young people, however, intermittent exercise including short bursts of high intensity exercise, as undertaken in games such as hockey and football, is an enjoyable and sustainable activity. It has been shown to reduce blood lipids following meals and to enhance cognitive function, potentially contributing to both enhanced health and better educational outcomes.

Speaker Biography
Professor Nevill has had a career interest in the physiology of high intensity exercise. Her PhD was on the ‘Effect of training on muscle metabolism during treadmill sprinting.’ She followed this with several papers on the aetiology of fatigue during sprinting, a number of which have been cited more than 100 times, including two Journal of Physiology papers.

Professor Nevill spent 12 years as the Director of the Institute of Youth Sport at Loughborough University. Here her interest in intermittent exercise was focused on children and young people, including substantive work on talent identification and development for young elite performers. Professor Nevill is currently the Academic Team Leader for Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University.

Outside of academia Professor Nevill is a keen sportswoman. She has participated in two Olympic Games and was captain of the British Women’s Hockey Squad in Barcelona in 1992 when the team took the bronze medal. She has also coached the England U21 Women’s Squad and was Director of Hockey at Loughborough University for 15 years.

Programme

Event programme
TimeActivityVenue
6 pmDrinks and CanapésCELS001/002
6.30 pmLectureCELS Lecture Theatre 015
7.30 pmBuffetCELS001/002
9 pmClosen/a

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Location details

Room/Building:

CELS 001 / 002, CELS

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Parking:

There is ample free parking at the Clifton campus.

Travel Info:

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