School of Health & Human Performance

Health and Human Performance - Postgraduate

School of Health and Human Performance

PhD Researcher

Name: Ms. Crionna Tobin

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For Qualification of Study: Ph.D.

Research Title: Optimization of Muscle Glycogen Metabolism in Gaelic Football

Carbohydrate feeding before and after exercise can delay the onset of fatigue and accelerate the recovery process respectively. The majority of studies which confirm these findings are based on either endurance sports such as running or cycling, or laboratory based intermittent exercise tests and therefore may not be applicable to team sports such as Gaelic football. Crionna's first study characterises the concentration of muscle glycogen utilised during and following a Gaelic football game, and compares different dietary regimens following the game. The second study compares metabolic and biochemical adaptations in skeletal muscle in response to low volume high intensity interval training and endurance training in Gaelic games players. The final study examines the effects of feeding a whey protein supplement or a whey-carbohydrate supplement immediately after exercise on the metabolic and signaling responses to a subsequent bout of exercise

Funding: Gaelic Athletic Association

Supervisor: Professor Niall Moyna