Injury prevention

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of ten days high-intensity training on human PBMC DNA damage. 20 subjects were randomly assigned into two groups (n=10). The intervention group was performing daily cycle training for ten days, while the control group did not exercise at all. Blood samples were analysed the day before training starts in the morning after the last session and after four days of recovery. Daily training was quantified using the TRIMP the RPE scale and lactate concentration. Also the differences in the overall well-being was measured using the MDBF Two-way ANOVA showed no significant differences between the groups in DNA damage. Results have shown that the stress, initiated by the training was not represented in the PBMC.