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Antti Mero    Ph.D., Prof. , Docent ANTTI A. MERO

Current position:

Professor in Exercise Physiology

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

Biology of Physical Activity

FIN-40014 University of Jyväskylä                                                                
PO Box 35 (VIV 232)
Finland

Mobile office: +358 40 8053734
Mobile home: +358 40 5408704
Email: antti.a.mero@jyu.fi
       
Home address:
Takalankuja 2 B 17
40740 Jyväskylä
Finland

C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E

 
 
  Research interests 
  Education
 
  Academic Appointments  
  Competence  
  Professional Societies / Memberships   S C I E N T I F I C   P U B L I C A T I O N S
  Professional Appointed Representatives          Original articles
  Editorial Responsibilities     Abstracts
  Short visits for purposes of study     Books
  Acting as a reviewer
    Book Chapters
  Acting as an opponent     Presentations
  Grants     National articles

 

Research interests

  • Acid-base balance in humans: regulation and effects of nutrition and training
  • Effects of training and nutrition on immunology in athletes
  • Effects of proteins and amino acids on physical performance
  • Effects of aging and exercise on speed performance in humans
  • Weight reduction and its physiological regulation in men and women     
  • Biomechanical and physiological analysis of sport events

 

Education

 

Academic Appointments

(in chronological order)

 

Competence

(Qualifications)

  • Qualified in Docentship in Science of Sport Coaching, Department of Medicine, University of Kuopio, Finland (1991)
  • Qualified in Professorship in Kinesiology, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2006, 2009)
  • Qualified in Professorship in Biology of Physical Activity: with special reference to the performance of the soldier, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2006)
  • Qualified in Professorship in Exercise Physiology, Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2008)

 

Professional Societies / Memberships

  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, European College of Sport Science

 

Professional Appointed Representatives

  1. Member, Research and Testing in Finnish Biathlon, 1975-1978
  2. Chairman, Coaching Committee of Track and Field Club, Jyväskylä, 1981-1982
  3. Member, Research Committee of Finnish Orienteering Association, 1982-1983
  4. Member, Research Committee of Finnish Tennis Association, 1982-1990
  5. Member, Research Committee of Finnish Amateur Athletic Association, 1981-1999
  6. Member, Scientific Committee of the XVth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 1995, Jyväskylä, Finland
  7. Member, Scientific Committee of the VIIIth International Symposium in Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, 1998, Jyväskylä, Finland
  8. Reviewer in International Conference on Weightlifting and Strength Training, 1998, Lahti, Finland
  9. Reviewer in the 5th Annual Congress of the ECSS, 2000, Jyväskylä, Finland
  10. Reviewer in the International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, 2005, Jyväskylä, Finland
  11. Reviewer in the 12th Annual Congress of the ECSS, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Editor in Chief, International Research Reports in Finnish Central Sports Federation, 1979-1989
  • Editor in Chief, Journal of Sprints and Hurdles (in Finnish), 1989-1996
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Elite Sport News (in Finnish), 1997-continues

 

Short visits for purposes of study

 

Acting as a reviewer


1988- Journal of Applied Biomechanics
1996 (former International Journal of Sport Biomechanics)
1989- European Journal of Applied Physiology
1996
1992 Sports Medicine
1997 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
1998 Acta Physiologica Scandinavica
1998 Perceptual and Motor skills.
Psychological reports
1998 Doctoral Thesis by Vello Hein (Esthonia)
1998 Acta Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis
1999 Ergonomics
2000 Acta Physiologica Scandinavica
1999 Liikunta ja tiede
2001 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2001 International Journal of Sports Medicine
2001 Sports Medicine
2001 International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
2002 International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
2002 Sports Medicine
2003 Journal of Sport Sciences
2003 Doctoral thesis by Grant David Brinkworth (Australia)
2004 Examination of a Master of Philosophy Thesis by Mark Charles (Australia)
2004 Sports Medicine
2004 Doctoral thesis by Jukka Surakka (University of Kuopio)
2005 International Dairy Journal
2005 Promotion of Dr Jonathan Buckley to Assiociate Professor (Australia)
2006 Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
2006 Sports Medicine
2006 Doctoral Thesis by Niels Uth
2006 British Journal of Sports Medicine
2006 International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
2007 Sports Medicine
2008 Sports Medicine
2010 British Journal of Sports Medicine
2010 Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
2010 Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
2011 Journal of Sports Sciences
2011 International Journal of Sports Medicine
2011 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2011 European Journal of Sport Science
2011 Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
2012 Journal of Sports Sciences (2 times)
2012 Journal of Applied Biomechanics
2013 Journal of Sports Sciences
2013 Nutrition and Metabolism
2013 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2013 Muscle and Nerve
2013 Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
2013 Pre-examination of PhD thesis of Michael Dale (University of South Australia)
2013 International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
2014 Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
2014 European Journal of Sport Science
2014 PLOS ONE
2014 International Journal of Endocrinology
2015 International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
2015 PLOS ONE
2016 Journal of Sport and Health Science
2016 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2016 Nutrients (2 times)
2016 Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
2016 Journal od Sports Science and Medicine
2016 Pediatric Exercise Science
2016 Human Movement
2017 Nutrients
2017 Annals of Medicine
2017 International Journal of Sports Physiology and performance
                                                                                                                                 

Acting as a PhD opponent

 

Public examination of the dissertation of Niels Uth
University of Aarhus, Faculty of Science, September 1, 2006

 

Supervision of doctoral dissertations

   Ph.D. Hannu Pitkänen (main supervisor, 2002)

   Ph.D. Juha Hulmi (main supervisor, 2009)

   Ph.D. Marko Korhonen (second supervisor, 2009)

   Ph.D. Ari Nummela (second supervisor, 1996)

   Ph.D. Teemu Pullinen (second supervisor, 2001)

   M.Sc. Enni-Maria Hietavala (current main supervisor)

   M.Sc. Johanna Ihalainen (current main supervisor)

 

Grants

Acquired grants 1 173 066 euros for research projects (1981-2017).

 


INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

 

Original article

 

  1. Suominen, T., Korhonen, M., Alén, M., Heinonen, A., Mero, A., Törmäkangas, T., &

               Suominen, H. (2017). Effects of a 20-week high-intensity strength and sprint

               training program on tibial bone structure and strength in middle-aged and older

               male sprint athletes : a randomized controlled trial. Osteoporosis International, 28

               (9), 2663-2673. doi:10.1007/s00198-017-4107-z

  1. Heikura, I. A., Stellingwerff, T., Mero, A., Uusitalo, A. L. T., & Burke, L. M. (2017).

              A Mismatch Between Athlete Practice and Current Sports Nutrition Guidelines

              Among Elite Female and Male Middle- and Long-Distance Athletes. International

              Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 27 (4), 351-360.

               doi:10.1123/ijsnem.2016-0316

  1. Heikura, I. A., Burke, L. M., Mero, A., Uusitalo, A. L. T., & Stellingwerff, T. (2017).

               Dietary Microperiodization in Elite Female and Male Runners and Race-Walkers

               During a Block of High Intensity Precompetition Training. International Journal

               of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 27 (4), 297-304.

               doi:10.1123/ijsnem.2016-0317

  1. Ahonen, A., Lämsä, J., Mero, A., & Karimäki, A. (2016). Sport city branding of a

               mid-sized city in Finland. Acta Turistica, 28 (1), 27-48. Retrieved from

               http://hrcak.srce.hr/161378 Open access

  1. Vilmi, N., Äyrämö, S., Nummela, A., Pullinen, T., Linnamo, V., Häkkinen, K., &

              Mero, A. (2016). Oxygen Uptake, Acid-Base Balance and Anaerobic Energy

              System Contribution in Maximal 300-400 M Running in Child, Adolescent and

              Adult Athletes. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 5 (3).

              doi:10.4172/2324      9080.1000231

  1. Ahtiainen Juha P, Hulmi Juha J, Lehti Maaret, Kraemer William J, Nyman Kai,

              Selänne Harri, Alen Markku, Komulainen Jouni, Kovanen Vuokko, Mero Antti,  

              Philippou Andreas, Laakkonen Eero K, Häkkinen Keijo (2016) Effects of

              resistance training on expression of IGF-I splice variants in younger and older men.  

              Eur J Sport Sci. Nov;16(8):1055-63. Epub 2016 May 27.

  1. Ahtiainen Juha P, Walker Simon, Peltonen Heikki, Holviala Jarkko, Sillanpää Elina,

              Karavirta Laura, Sallinen Janne, Mikkola Jussi, Valkeinen Heli, Mero Antti A,

              Hulmi Juha J, Häkkinen Keijo (2016) Heterogeneity in resistance training-induced

              muscle strength and mass responses in men and women of different ages. Age

              (Dordr). Feb 15;38(1):10. Epub 2016 Jan 15.

  1. Ihalainen Johanna K., Schumann Moritz, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti A (2016)

              Mucosal immunity and upper resparatory tract symptoms in recreational endurance

              runners. Applied Physiology and Nutrition Metabolism, 41,1: 96-102. 

  1. Hulmi Juha, Laakso Mia, Mero Antti A, Häkkinen Keijo, Ahtiainen Juha P, Peltonen

              Heikki (2015) The effects of whey protein with or without carbohydrates on

              resistance training adaptations. Journal of the International Society of Sports

              Nutrition 12:48 DOI 10.1186/s12970-015-0109-4.

  1. Noponen Perttu, Häkkinen Keijo and Mero Antti (2015) Effects of Far Infrared Heat  

              on Recovery in Power Athletes. Journal of Athletic Enhancement 4:4.

              http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000202.

  1. Mero Antti, Tornberg Jaakko, Mäntykoski Mari and Puurtinen Risto (2015) Effects of

           far-infrared sauna bathing on recovery from strength and endurance training    

           sessions in men. SpringerPlus, 4, 321. DOI: 10.1186/s40064-015-1093-5

  1. Hietavala Enni-Maria, Stout Jeffrey R., Hulmi Juha, Suominen Harri, Pitkänen Hannu, Puurtinen Risto, Selänne Harri, Kainulainen Heikki and Mero Antti (2015) Effect of diet composition on acid–base balance in adolescents, young adults and elderly at rest and during exercise. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69, 3, 399-404. DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2014.245.

    96.  Pekkala Satu, Wiklund Petri, Hulmi Juha, Pöllänen Eija, Marjomäki Varpu, Munukka

            Eveliina, Pierre Philippe, Mouly Vincent, Mero Antti, Alén Markku and Cheng Sulin  

            (2015)  Cannabinoid receptor 1 and acute resistance exercise – In vivo and in vitro

            studies in human skeletal muscle. Peptides, 67, 55-63, DOI:10.1016/j.peptides.2015.03.007.

  1. Huovinen Heikki, Hulmi Juha, Isolehto Juha, Kyröläinen Heikki, Puurtinen Risto, Karila Tuomo, Krzysztof Mackala and Mero Antti (2015) Body composition and power performance improved after weight reduction in male athletes without hampering hormonal balance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29, 1, 29-36.
    94. Ihalainen Johanna, Vuorimaa Timo, Puurtinen Risto, Hämäläinen Ismo, Mero Antti (2014) Effects of carbohydrate ingestion on acute leucocyte, cortisol, and interleukin-6
    response in high intensity long-distance running. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28, 10, 2786-2792.                                                                                                                                                    93. Ihalainen Johanna, Walker Simon, Paulsen Göran, Häkkinen Keijo, Kreaemer J. William,   Hämäläinen Mari, Vuolteenaho Katriina, Moilanen Eeva, Mero Antti (2014) Acute    leucocyte, cytokine and adipocytokine responses to maximal and hypertrphic resistance exercise bouts. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 12, 2607-2616. DOI 10.1007/s00421-014-2979-6

92. Mero Antti A, Hirvonen Petri, Saarela Janne, Hulmi J Juha, Hoffman Jay R, Stout Jeffrey
R (2013) Effect of sodium bicarbonate and beta-alanine supplementation on
maximal sprint swimming. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 10, 52, 1-9.
91. Maćkała Krzysztof, Mero Antti (2013) A Kinematics Analysis Of Three Best 100 M
Performances Ever. Journal of Human Kinetics, 36, 149‐161.
90. Mero Antti A., Hulmi Juha J., Salmijärvi Hanna, Katajavuori Marja, Haverinen Marko,
Holviala Jarkko, Ridapää Tero, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen Vuokko, Ahtiainen Juha
P., Selänne Harri (2013) Resistance training induced increase in muscle fiber size in
young and older men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, European Journal
of Applied Physiology, 113(3):641-50.
89. Hietavala Enni-Maria,, Puurtinen Risto, Kainulainen Heikki, Mero Antti A. (2012) Low-protein vegetarian diet does not have a short-term effect on blood acid-base status but raises oxygen consumption during submaximal cycling. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 9, 50-58.
88. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti A., Huttunen Pirkko, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo V. (2011) Resistance exercise-induced hormonal response under the influence of delayed onset muscle soreness in men and boys. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 21, 6, e184–e194.
87. Ahtiainen Juha P., Hulmi Juha J., Kraemer William J., Lehti Maarit, Nyman Kai, Selänne Harri, Alen Markku, Pakarinen Arto, Komulainen Jyrki, Kovanen Vuokko, Mero Antti A., Häkkinen Keijo (2011) Heavy resistance exercise training and skeletal muscle androgen receptor expression in younger and older men. Steroids,76(1-2),183-192.
86. Ahtiainen Juha P., Lehti Maarit, Hulmi Juha J., Kraemer William J.,Alen Markku,
Nyman Kai, Selänne Harri, Pakarinen Arto, Komulainen Jyrki, Kovanen Vuokko,
Mero Antti A., Häkkinen Keijo (2011) Recovery after heavy resistance exercise and
skeletal muscle androgen receptor and IGF-1 isoform expression in strength trained
men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25, 3, 767-777.
85. Mero Antti A., Huovinen Heikki, Matintupa Olle, Hulmi Juha J., Puurtinen Risto, Hohtari
Hannele, Karila Tuomo A.M. (2010 Moderate energy restriction with high protein
diet results in healthier outcome in women. Journal of the International
Society in Sports Nutrition, 7, 4, 1-8.
84. Mero Antti A., Ojala Tuomo, Hulmi Juha J., Puurtinen Risto, Karila Tuomo A., Seppälä
Timo (2010) Effects of alfa-hydroxy-isocaproic acid on body composition, DOMS
and performance in athletes. Journal of the International Society in Sports Nutrition, 7, 1, 1-11.
83. Hulmi Juha J. Myllymäki Tero, Tenhumäki Merja, Mutanen Niina, Puurtinen Risto,
Paulsen Goran, Mero Antti A.(2010) Effects of resistance exercise and protein
ingestion on blood leukocytes and platelets in young and older men. European
Journal of Applied Physiology, 109, 2, 343-353.
82. Ahtiainen Juha, Hoffren Merja, Hulmi Juha J., Pietikäinen Mikko, Mero Antti A., Avela Janne, Häkkinen Keijo (2010) Panoramic ultrasonography is a valid method to measure changes in skeletal muscle cross-sectional area. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 108, 273-279.
81. Korhonen Marko, Suominen Harri, Viitasalo Jukka, Liikavainio Tuomas, Alen Markku and Mero Antti A. (2010) Variability and symmetry of force platform variables in
maximum speed running in young and older athletes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 26, 357-363..
80. Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Kraemer William J., Lehti Maarit, Pakarinen Arto, Mero Antti, Karavirta Laura, Sillanpää Elina, Selänne Harri, Alén Markku, Komulainen Jyrki, Kovanen Vuokko, Nyman Kai and Häkkinen Keijo (2009) Strength and endurance or combined training elicit diverse skeletal muscle myosin heavy chain isoform proportion but unaltered androgen receptor concentration in older men. International Journal of Sport Medicine, 30, 12, 879 - 887.
79. Korhonen Marko T, Mero Antti, Alén Markku, Sipilä Sarianna, Häkkinen Keijo,
Liikavainio Tuomas, Viitasalo Jukka T, Haverinen Marko, Suominen Harri
(2009) Biomechanical and skeletal muscle determinants of maximum running
speed with aging. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41, 4, 844-856.
78. Hulmi JJ, Tannerstedt J, Selänne H, Kainulainen H, Kovanen V, Mero AA. (2009) Resistance exercise and whey protein ingestion affects mTOR signaling pathway and myostatin in men. Journal of Applied Physiology, 106, 5, 1720-1729.
77. Mero Antti, Leikas Anne, Knuutinen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Kovanen Vuokko (2009) Effect of strength training session on plasma amino acid concentration following oral ingestion of leucine, BCAAs or glutamine in men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 105, 215-223.
76. Hulmi Juha, Kovanen Vuokko, Selänne Harri, Kraemer William J., Häkkinen Keijo, Mero
Antti (2009) Acute and long-term effects of resistance exercise with and without
protein ingestion on muscle hypertrophy and gene expression. Amino Acids, 37, 2, 297-308.
75. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Selänne Harri, Volek Jeff, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen
Vuokko, Mero Antti (2008) Androgen receptors and testosterone in men - effects of
protein ingestion, resistance exercise and fiber type. Journal of Steroid
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 110, 130-137.
74. Karila Tuomo, Sarkkinen Pasi, Marttinen Mikko, Seppälä Timo, Mero Antti, Tallroth Kalevi (2008) Rapid weight loss decreases serum testosterone. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 29, 872-877.
73. Mero Antti, Raitanen Riikka, Birkmayer George, Komi Paavo (2008) Effects of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hybride on physical and mental performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26, 3, 311-319.
72. Hulmi Juha, Kovanen Vuokko, Lisko Inna, Selänne Harri, Mero Antti (2008)
The effects of whey protein on myostatin and cell cycle related gene expression
responses to a single heavy resistance exercise bout in trained older men. European
Journal of Applied Physiology, 102, 205-213.
71. Mero Antti, Leikas Anne, Rinkinen Niina, Huhta Petri, Hulmi Juha, Pitkänen Hannu, Knuutinen Juha (2008) Effect of strength training session on plasma amino acid concentration following oral ingestion of arginine or taurine in men. Amino Acids, 35, 99-106.
70. Cristea Alexander, Korhonen Marko, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti, Alen Markku, Sipilä
Sarianna, Viitasalo Jukka, Koljonen Martti, Suominen Harri, Larsson Lars (2007)
Effects of combined strength and sprint training on regulation of muscle contraction
at the whole-muscle and single fiber levels in older athletes. Acta Physiologica
Scandinavica, 193, 3, 275-289.
69. Keskinen Ossi, Keskinen Kari, Mero Antti (2007) Effect of pool length on blood lactate, heart rate and swimming velocity. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 28, 407- 413.
68. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Kaasalainen Tuomas, Pöllänen Eija, Häkkinen Keijo, Alen
Markku, Selänne Harri, Kovanen Vuokko, Mero Antti (2007) Postexercise
myostatin and activin IIb mRNA levels: effects of strength training. Medicine and
Science of Sports and Exercise, 39, 2, 289-297.
67. Korhonen Marko, Cristea Alexander, Alen Markku, Häkkinen Keijo, Sipilä Sarianna, Mero Antti, Viitasalo Jukka, Larsson Lars, Suominen Harri (2006) Aging, muscle fiber type and contractile function in sprint-trained athletes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 101, 906-917.
66. Mero Antti, Vähälummukka Mika, Hulmi J. Juha, Kallio Petteri, von Wright Atte (2006) Effects of resistance exercise session after oral ingestion of melatonin on physiological and performance responses of adult men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 96, 729-739.
65. Mero Antti, Kuitunen Sami, Harland Martin, Kyröläinen Heikki, Komi Paavo V. (2006) Effects of muscle- tendon length on joint moment and power during sprint starts. Journal of Sport Sciences, 24, 2, 165-173.
64. Korhonen Marko T., Suominen Harri, Mero Antti (2005) Age and sex differences in
blood lactate response to sprint running in elite master athletes. Canadian
Journal of Applied Physiology, 30, 6, 647-665.
63. Hulmi Juha, Volek Jeff, Selänne Harri, Mero Antti (2005) Protein ingestion prior to
strength exercise affects blood hormones and metabolism. Medicine and Science in
Sports and Exercise, 37, 11, 1990 -1997.
62. Mero Antti, Nykänen Tarja, Keinänen Olavi, Knuutinen Juha, Lahti Kaisa, Alen Markku,
Rasi Simo, Leppäluoto Juhani (2005) Protein metabolism and strength performance
after bovine colostrum supplementation. Amino Acids, 28, 327-335.
61. Pullinen Teemu, MacDonald Ewen, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo, Mero Antti
(2005) Hormonal responses and muscle fatique in maximal repetitive sprinting.
Journal of Human Movement Studies, 48, 91-107.
60. Mero Antti, Keskinen Kari L., Malvela Marko T., Sallinen Janne M. (2004) Combined creatine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation enhances interval swimming. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18, 2, 306-310.
59. Korhonen Marko, Suominen Harri, Mero Antti (2003) Age related differences in
100 m sprint performance in male and female master runners. Medicine and Science
in Sports and Exercise, 35, 8, 1419-1428.
58. Pitkänen Hannu, Oja Simo, Kemppainen Kirsti, Seppä Juha, Mero Antti (2003) Serum amino acid concentrations in aging men and women. Amino Acids, 24, 413-421.
57. Pitkänen Hannu, Nykänen Tarja, Knuutinen Juha, Lahti Kaisa, Keinanen Olavi, Alen Markku, Komi Paavo V., Mero Antti (2003) Free amino acid pool and muscle protein balance after resistance exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35, 5, 784-792.
56. Pitkänen Hannu, Oja Simo S., Rusko Heikki, Nummela Ari, Komi Paavo V., Saransari Pirjo, Takala Timo, Mero Antti (2003) Leucine supplementation does not enhance acute strength or running performance but affects serum amino acid concentration. Amino Acids, 25, 85-94.
55. Mero Antti, Kähkönen Jonne, Nykänen Tarja, Parviainen Tapani, Jokinen Ilmari, Takala
Timo, Nikula Tuomo, Rasi Simo, Leppäluoto Juhani (2002) IGF-1, IgA and IgG
responses to bovine colostrum supplementation during traininig. Journal of
Applied Physiology, 93, 2, 732-739.
54. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, Huttunen Pirkko, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo V. (2002) Hormonal responses to a resistance exercise performed under the influence of delayed onset muscle soreness. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 16, 3, 383-389.
53. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, Huttunen Pirkko, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo V. (2002) Resistance exercise-induced hormonal responses in men, women and, pubescent boys. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34, 5, 806-813.
52. Pitkänen Hannu, Mero Antti, Oja Simo S., Komi Paavo V., Rusko Heikki, Nummela Ari, Saransaari Pirjo, Takala Timo (2002) Effects of training on the exercise induced changes in serum amino acids and hormones. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 16, 3, 390-398.
51. Pitkänen Hannu, Mero Antti, Oja Simo S., Komi Paavo V., Pöntinen Pekka J., Saransaari Pirjo, and Takala Timo (2002) Serum amino acid responses to three different exercise sessions in male power athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 42, 4, 472-480.
50. Mero Antti (2000) Bovine colostrum. Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. A review from the Sport Dietary Supplements Update database of the www.eSportMed.com web site.
49. Mero Antti (2000) Leucine. Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. A review from the Sport Dietary Supplements Update database of the www.eSportMed.com web site.
48. Mero Antti (1999) Leucine supplementation and intensive training. Sports Medicine, 27(6), 347-358.
47. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, MacDonald Ewen, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo V. (1998) Plasma catecholamine and serum testosterone responses to four units of resistance exercise in young and adult male athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 77:413-420.
46. Mero Antti, Miikkulainen Heidi, Riski Jarmo, Pakkanen Raimo, Aalto Jouni, Takala Timo (1997) Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on serum IGF-1, IgG, hormone and saliva IgA during training. Journal of Applied Physiology, 83, 4, 1144-1151.
45. Mero Antti, Pitkänen Hannu, Oja Simo S., Komi Paavo V., Pöntinen Pekka J., and Takala Timo (1997) Leucine supplementation and serum amino acids, testosterone, cortisol and growth hormone in male power athletes during training. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 37: 137-145.
44. Mero Antti (1996) How to benefit technical equipment in athletics training. Athletics Coach, 4, 11-12.
43. Mero Antti (1996) How to use technical equipment in practical coaching. Athletics Coach, 3, 6-7.
42. Tossavainen Matti, Nummela Ari, Paavolainen Leena, Mero Antti, Rusko Heikki (1996) Comparison of two maximal anaerobic cycling tests. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 17, S120-S124.
41. Nummela Ari, Mero Antti, Rusko Heikki (1996) Effects of sprint training on anaerobic performance characteristics determined by the MART. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 17, S114-S119.
40. Nummela Ari, Mero Antti, Stray-Gundersen James, Rusko Heikki (1996) Important determinants of anaerobic running performance in male athletes and non-athletes. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 17, S91-S96.
39. Ibanez Javier, Pullinen Teemu, Gorostiaga Esteban, Postigo Antonio and Mero Antti (1995) Blood lactate and ammonia in short-term anaerobic work following induced alkalosis. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 35, 3, 187-193.
38. Nummela Ari, Rusko Heikki, Mero Antti (1994) EMG activities and ground reaction forces during fatiqued and nonfatiqued sprinting. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26, 5, 605-609.
37. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V., Korjus Tapio, Enrique Navarro and Gregor Robert J. (1994) Body segment contributions to javelin throwing during final thrust phases. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 10, 166-177.
36. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo (1994) EMG, force and power analysis of sprint specific strength exercises. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 10, 1-13.
35. Nummela Ari, Luhtanen Pekka, Mero Antti, Rusko Heikki (1993) Stretch-load utilization before and after short-term fatigued run. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 25, 51-67.
34. Rusko Heikki, Nummela Ari, Mero Antti (1993) A new method for the evaluation of anaerobic running power in athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 66, 97-101.
33. Mero Antti, Rusko Heikki, Peltola Esa, Pullinen Teemu, Nummela Ari, Hirvonen Juhani (1993) Aerobic characteristics, oxygen debt and blood lactate in speed endurance athletes during training. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 33, 130 - 136.
32. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo, Gregor Robert (1992) Biomechanics of sprint running. Sports Medicine, 13(6); 376-392.
31. Mero Antti, Jaakkola Laura, Komi Paavo V. (1991) Relationships between muscle fibre characteristics and physical performance capacity in trained athletic boys. Journal of Sports Sciences, 9, 161-171.
30. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1990) Reaction time and electromyographic activity during a sprint start. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 61, 73-80.
29. Mero Antti, Jaakkola Laura, Komi Paavo V. (1990) Serum hormones and physical performance capacity in young athletic boys during a 1 year training period. European Journal of Applied Physiology 60, 32-37.
28. Mero Antti, Kauhanen Heikki, Peltola Esa, Vuorimaa Timo, Komi Paavo V. (1990) Physiological performance capacity in different prepubescent athletic groups. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 30, 1, 57-66.
27. Mero Antti, Kauhanen Heikki, Peltola Esa, Vuorimaa Timo (1989) Transfer from prepuberty to puberty: Effects of three years of training. Journal of Human Movement Studies 16, 267-278.
26. Mero Antti, Häkkinen Keijo, Kauhanen Heikki (1989) Hormonal profile and strength development in young weight lifters. Journal of Human Movement Studies 16, 255-266.
25. Mero Antti, Peltola Esa (1989) Neural activation in fatigued and non-fatigued conditions of short and long sprint running. Biology of Sport, 6, 1, 43-58.
24. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1989) Auswirkungen stimulierter supramaximaler Sprints auf die neuromuskuläre und anaerobe Leistung. Leistungssport 20, 1, 33-35.
23. Mero Antti, Jaakkola Laura, Komi Paavo V. (1989) Neuromuscular, metabolic and hormonal profiles of young tennis players and untrained prepubescent boys. Journal of Sports Sciences, 7, 95-100.
22. Mero Antti, Peltola Esa (1989) Elektromyographische Aktivität und Reaktionskräfte beim Hürdenlauf. Leistungssport, 19, 4, 29-31.
21. Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti, Kauhanen Heikki (1989) Specificity of endurance, sprint and strength training on physical performance capacity in young athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 29, 1, 27-35.
20. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka, Komi Paavo V., Susanka Petr (1988) Kinematics of top sprint (400 m) running in fatigued conditions. Track and Field Quarterly Review 1, 42-45.
19. Mero Antti (1988) Force-time characteristics and running velocity of male sprinters during the acceleration phase of sprinting. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, vol 59, 2, 94-98.
18. Mero Antti, Kauhanen Heikki, Peltola Esa, Vuorimaa Timo (1988) Changes in endurance, strength and speed capacity of different prepubescent athletic groups during one year of training. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 14, 219-239.
17. Mero Antti (1988) Blood lactate production and recovery from anaerobic exercise in
trained and untrained boys. European Journal of Applied Physiology 57, 660-666.
16. Mero Antti (1987) Electromyographic activity, force and anaerobic energy production in sprint running with special reference to different constant speeds ranging from submaximal to supramaximal. Studies in Sport, Physical Education and Health 24. University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä (doctoral thesis), 112 pages.
15. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V., Rusko Heikki, Hirvonen Juhani (1987) Neuromuscular and anaerobic performance of sprinters at maximal and supramaximal speed. International Journal of Sports Medicine 8, 55-60, supplement.
14. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1987) Electromyographic activity in sprinting at speeds ranging from submaximal to supramaximal. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 19, 3, 266-274.
13. Mero Antti, Rusko Heikki (1987) Psychophysiological performance of orienteers in graded and steady state exercise tests. Scientific Journal of Orienteering 3, 1, 31-42.
12. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1986) Force-, EMG-, and elasticity-velocity relationships at submaximal, maximal and supramaximal running speeds in sprinters. European Journal of Applied Physiology 55, 553-561.
11. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka, Komi Paavo V. (1986) Segmental contribution to velocity of center of gravity during contact at different speeds in male and female sprinters. Journal of Human Movement Studies 12, 215-235.
10. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka, Komi Paavo V. (1986) Segmentelle Krafterzeugung und Geschwindingkeit des Körperschwerpunkts in den Kontaktphasen beim Sprint. Leistungssport 16, 4, 35-39.
9. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka (1986) Biomechanische Untersuchung des Hürdenlaufs während der Weltmeisterschaften in Helsinki. Leistungssport 16, 1, 42-43.
8. Mero Antti (1985) Relationships between the muscle fiber characteristics, sprinting and jumping of sprinters. Biology of Sport 2, 3, 155-162.
7. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1985) Effects of supramaxmal velocity on biomechanical variables in sprinting. International Journal of Sport Biomechanics 1, 240-252.
6. Komi Paavo V., Mero Antti (1985) Biomechanical analysis of Olympic javelin throwers. International Journal of Sport Biomechanics 1, 139-150.
5. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka (1984) A biomechanical analysis of top hurdling. Modern Athlete and Coach 22, 3, 3-6.
4. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka, Komi Paavo V. (1983) A biomechanical study of the sprint start. Scandinavian Journal of Sports Sciences 5, 1, 20-28.
3. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka, Komi Paavo V. (1982) Zum Einfluss von Kontaktphasenmerkmalen auf die Schrittfrequenz beim Maximalsprint. Leistungssport, 12, 4, 308-313.
2. Viitasalo Jukka T., Hirvonen Juhani, Mero Antti (1982) Trainingswirkungen des "Schlepptrainings" auf die laufschnelligkeit, die Maximal- und Explosivkraft. Eine Pilotstudie. Leistungssport 12, 3, 185-189.
1. Mero Antti, Luhtanen Pekka, Viitasalo Jukka T., Komi Paavo V. (1981) Relationships between the maximal running velocity, muscle fiber characteristics, force production and force relaxation of sprinters. Scandinavian Journal of Sports Sciences, 3, 1, 16-22.

 

Abstracts

 

97. Stenholm Johanna, Hietavala Enni-Maria, Puurtinen Risto, Mero Antti, Laine Tanja.
Normal Protein Vegetable-Based Diet Supresses Leukocytosis In Exercise Compared
To High Protein Non-Vegetable Diet In Women. International Sport and Exercise
Nutrition Congress 2012. Newcastle, Iso-Britannia, December 14, 2012. Congress
Proceedings.
96. Ahtiainen JP, Hulmi JJ, Lehti M, Kraemer WJ, Nyman K, Selänne H, Alen M,
Komulainen J, Kovanen V, Mero AA, Häkkinen K. Molecular responses in skeletal
muscle to resistance training in older men. ACSM's 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd
World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, San Francisco, California, USA, May 29 -
June 2.2012. Congress Proceedings.
95. Stenholm Johanna, Timo Vuorimaa, Ismo Hämäläinen, Puurtinen Risto, Mero Antti
(2012). Effects of Carbohydrate Ingestion on Immunological Stress in High-intensity
Long Distance Running. Scandinavian Physiological Society Annual Meeting.
Helsinki, Suomi, 25.8., Acta Physiologica, 2012, vol 206, supp 691, P57, page 124.
94. Stenholm Johanna, Lesonen Sirkku, Karstunen Niina, Mero Antti (2012). Immune system
adaptations during competition period in female cross-country skiers. 2nd International
Congress on Science and Nordinc Skiing. Vuokatti, Suomi, 29.5.2012. Congress Proceedings.
93. Äyrämö Sami, Vilmi Nikke, Mero Antti, Häkkinen Keijo, Piirainen Jarmo, Pullinen
Teemu, Nummela Ari, Linnamo Vesa (2012). Neuromuscular fatigue after short term
maximal run in child, adolescent and adult athletes. XIX Congress of the International
Society of Elecrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK). Brisbane, Australia. July 21.
92. Mero Antti (2011) Talent identification and training in youth sport. International congress
on enhancement of physical activity of children and youth, 7-9 of April 2011,
Vuokatti, Finland. Congress Proceedings, pp 36-37.
91. Hulmi Juha, Salmijärvi Hanna, Katajavuori Marja, Ahtiainen Juha, Holviala Jarkko,
Selänne Harri, Kovanen Vuokko, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti (2009) Aging and
resistance training induced increase in muscle size. The 15th Annual
Meeting of the European College of Sport Science, June 25, 2009, Oslo, Norway, Abstracts, p. 306.
90. Mero Antti, Ojala Tuomo, Hulmi Juha, Seppälä Timo, Karila Tuomo (2009) Effects of
alfa-hydroxyisocaproic acid on body composition, DOMS and performance in
athletes. The 56th Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, May 27-
30, 2009, Seattle. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, supplement, 38, 5, 1990.
89. Mero Antti, Huovinen Heikki, Matintupa Olle, Hulmi Juha J, Hohtari Hannele, Karila
Tuomo (2008) Effects of weight reduction with high protein diet on body
composition, hormone concentration and strength performance in women. 6th
International Conference on Strength Training, October 30-November 02, Colorado
Springs, Colorado, USA. Abstracts, p. 299-300.
88. Hulmi Juha J, Tannerstedt Jörgen, Selänne Harri, Kraemer William, Kainulainen Heikki,
Blomstrandt Eva, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen Vuokko, Mero Antti.(2008) Acute and
long-term effects of resistance exercise and protein ingestion on muscle hypertrophy
signaling. 6th International Conference on Strength Training, October 30 -
November 02, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, Abstracts, p. 71-72.
87. Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha J, Lehti Maarit, Selänne Harri, Nyman Kai, Kraemer William,
Mero Antti, Häkkinen Keijo (2008) Androgen receptor, IGF-IEa and MGF
responses to resistance exercise before and after the 21 –week resistance training
period in young and elderly men. 6th International Conference on Strength Training,
October 30- November 02, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, abstracts, p. 205-206.
86. Ahtiainen Juha, Juha Hulmi, Maarit Lehti, Harri Selänne, Kai Nyman, William J.
Kraemer, Antti Mero, Keijo Häkkinen (2007) Testosterone and Androgen Receptor
Responses to Resistance Exercise Before and After 21-week Resistance Training.
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39, 5, S59.
85. Suominen Harri, Korhonen Marko, Hautakangas Juha, Suominen Tuuli, Alen Markku,
Mero Antti (2007) Effect of combined strength and speed training on cortical bone
geometry and mass distribution in master athletes. The 29th Annual Meeting of the
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawajii, USA, September 16-19, 2007. Abstracts in Journal of Bone and
Mineral Research, 22, supplement 1, s 492.
84. Ahtiainen Juha, Juha Hulmi, William Kraemer, Maarit Lehti, Arto Pakarinen, Antti Mero,
Laura Karavirta, Elina Sillanpää, Harri Selänne, Vuokko Kovanen, Keijo Häkkinen
(2007) Effects of strength, endurance and concurrent strength and endurance training
on androgen receptor mRNA and protein expression in elderly men. The 13th Annual
Meeting of the European College of Sport Science, July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä,
Finland, Abstracts, p. 306.
83. Pietikäinen Mikko, Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Hoffren Merja, Mero Antti, Avela Janne,
Häkkinen Keijo (2007) Measurement of skeletal muscle cross-sectional area with
ultrasonography. The 13th Annual Meeting of the European College of
Sport Science, July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland, Abstracts, p. 319.
82. Mero Antti, Leikas Anne, Hulmi Juha, Kovanen Vuokko, Knuutinen Juha(2007) Effect of
strength training session on blood leucine concentration following oral ingestion of
leucine or BCAAs in men. The 13th Annual Meeting of the European College of
Sport Science, July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland, Abstracts, p. 501.
81. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Selänne Harri, Volek Jeff, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen
Vuokko, Mero Antti (2007) Expression of androgen receptors in human skeletal
muscle: effects of fibre type and protein ingestion with resistance exercise. The 13th
Annual Meeting of the European College of Sport Science, July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland, Abstracts, p. 582-583.
80. Korhonen Marko, Mero Antti, Viitasalo Jukka, Liikavainio Tuomas, Suominen Harri
(2007) Variability in ground reaction force parameters of sprint running in young and
older athletes. The 13th Annual Meeting of the European College of Sport Science,
July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland, Abstracts, p. 161.
79. Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Lehti Maarit, Kraemer William, Mero Antti, Häkkinen Keijo
(2006) Effect of long-term resistance training on IGF-1Ea and MGF mRNA
expression in older men. The 5th International Conference on Strength Training,
October 18-21, 2006, Odense, Denmark, Abstracts, p. 143-144.
78. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Kaasalainen Tuomas, Volek Jeff, Pöllänen Eija, Alen
Markku, Selänne Harri, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen Vuokko, Mero Antti (2006)
Effects of strength training and whey protein on acute resistance-induced myostatin
and cell cycle gene expression. The 5th International Conference on Strength
Training, October 18-21, 2006, Odense, Denmark, Abstracts, p. 111-112.
77. Mero Antti, Leikas Anne, Huhta Petri, Rinkinen Niina, Hulmi Juha, Pitkänen Hannu,
Knuutinen Juha (2006) Acute effect of strength exercise on plasma amino acids
following oral ingestion of arginine or taurine in men. The 5th International
Conference on Strength Training, October 18-21, 2006, Odense, Denmark, Abstracts, p. 358-359.
76. Mero Antti, Aho Anne, Huhta Petri, Rinkinen Niina, Hulmi Juha, Pitköänen Hannu,
Knuutinen Juha (2006) Acute effect of strength exercise on plasma arginine after
oral ingestion of arginine in men. The 53rd Annual Meeting of American College of
Sports Medicine, May 31-June 3, 2006, Denver. Medicine and Science in Sports
and Exercise, supplement, 38, 5, 1990.
75. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Kovanen Vuokko, Kaasalainen Tuomas, Alen Markku,
Selänne Harri, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti (2006) Resistance exercise-
induced myostatin mRNA expression before and after a 6-month
strength training period. The 53rd Annual Meeting of American College of Sports
Medicine, May 31-June 3, 2006, Denver. Medicine and Science in Sports and
Exercise, supplement, 38, 5, 619.
74. Hulmi Juha, Mero Antti, Ahtiainen Juha, Kaasalainen Tuomas, Pöllänen Eija, Häkkinen
Keijo, Alen Markku, Selänne Harri, Kovanen Vuokko (2006) Resistance exercise-
induced MyoD and myogenin mRNA expression before and after a 21-week
strength training period in older men. . The 18th Nordic Congress of Gerontology,
Jyväskylä, May 28-31, 2006, Abstract Book, p. 144-145.
73. Korhonen Marko, Mero Antti, Alen Markku, Viitasalo Jukka, Häkkinen Keijo, Suominen
Harri (2006) Biomechanical characteristics of the age-related decline in maximum
running speed. The 18th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Jyväskylä, May 28-31,
2006, Abstract Book, p. 185.
72. Mero Antti, Rinkinen Niina, Huhta Petri, Aho Anne, Hulmi Juha, Pitkänen Hannu,
Knuutinen Juha (2005) Effect of exercise on blood concentration of taurine
following oral ingestion of taurine capsules in men. The 15th Taurine Meeting
in Tampere, Finland, June 12-15, 2005, Program and abstracts, p. 47.
71. Hulmi Juha, Mero Antti (2005) Energy metabolism during and after strength training
session with prior liquid protein ingestion in young men.
International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, May 18-22, 2005,
Jyväskylä, Finland, Congress Proceedings, p.146.
70. Mero Antti, Myllymäki Tero, Hulmi Juha (2004) Protein ingested prior strength training
session has acute effects on blood leucocytes and platelets in young men. The 4th
International Conference on Strength Training, Serres Greece, November 3-7, 2004,
Book of Abstracts, p. 288.
69. Hulmi Juha, Mero Antti (2004) Protein ingestion prior to strength training session has
acute effects on serum insulin, GH and testosterone in young men. The 4th
International Conference on Strength Training, Serres Greece, November 3-7, 2004,
Book of Abstracts, p. 244.
68. Korhonen Marko, Alen Markku, Sipilä Sarianna, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti, Suominen
Harri (2004) Muscle fiber composition as a function of age in master sprinters. The
9th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science, Clermont-Ferrand,
France, July 3-6, 2004, Abstract Book, p. 184.
67. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, Huttunen Pirkko, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo (2004) Acute
changes in heart variability in men and adolescents boys following an exhaustive
resistance exercise bout. The 9th Annual Congress of European
College of Sport Science, Clermont-Ferrand, France, July 3-6, 2004, Abstract Book, p. 313.
66. Korhonen Marko, Suominen Harri, Mero Antti (2003) Age and gender differences in
lactate response to sprint exercise. The Abstract Book: The International 17 th Puijo
Symposium "Physical Activity and Health: Gender differences Across the
Lifespan", Kuopio, Finland, 25-28 June, 2003.
65. Ward Roberta, Pitkänen Hannu, Crichton Robert, Francaux Marc, Mero Antti (2003)
Comparative studies of changes in amino acid profiles after aerobic and anaerobic
exercise. Amino Acids, 25, 187.
64. Mero Antti, Pitkänen Hannu, Nykänen Tarja, Knuutinen Juha, Lahti Kaisa, Keinänen
Olavi (2003) Amino acid concentration in blood and in muscle following bovine
colostrum supplementation. Amino Acids, 25, 187.
63. Pitkänen Hannu, Mero Antti (2003) Comparison of serum and plasma amino acid
concentrations in humans. Amino Acids, 25, 135.
62. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, Huttunen Pirkko, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo (2003)
Resistance exercise-induced hormonal responses in men and pubescent boys
following an unaccustomed resistance bout loading to DOMS.
Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 9-12 July, Salzburg, Austria. Abstract Book, p. 199.
61. Korhonen Marko, Suominen Harri, Mero Antti (2002) Maximal running speed in master sprinters. Meeting Days of Physical Activity, Helsinki, Finland, 10-11 October, Published in Motion and Science, 5, pp. 34.
60. Korhonen Marko, Suominen Harri, Mero Antti (2002) Age-related differences in maximum running speed. Abstract Book, Research Institute for Olympic Sport, Science for Success-Multidisciplinary International Congress. Jyväskylä, Finland, 2-4 October, pp. 82-83.
59. Korhonen Marko, Suominen Harri, Mero Antti (2002) Sprint performance in female master runers. Abstract Book, 3rd International Conference on Strength Training. Budapest, Hungary, 13-17 November, pp.87.
58. Pitkänen Hannu, Nykänen Tarja, Knuutinen Juha, Lahti Kaisa, Keinänen Olavi, Alen Markku, Komi Paavo, Mero Antti (2002) Arterial and venous amino acid concentration and protein balance after a resistance training session. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34, 5, S1165.
57. Mero Antti, Nykänen Tarja, Rasi Simo, Leppäluoto Juhani (2002) IGF-1, IGFBP-3, growth hormone and testosterone in male and female athletes during bovine colostrum supplementation. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34, 5, S908.
56. Korhonen Marko, Suominen Harri, Mero Antti (2002) Age-related differences in maximum running speed. In: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Athens, Greece, 24-28 July, vol. 1, pp.510.
55. Mero Antti, Pitkänen Hannu (2001) Leucine supplementation during a training period and training sessions in male power athletes. Amino Acids, 21, 1, S61.
54. Pitkänen Hannu, Mero Antti (2001) Serum amino acid profile following a training period and training sessions in male power athletes. Amino Acids, 21, 1, S61.
53. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, Pakarinen Arto, Huttunen Pirkko, Komi Paavo V. (2001) Hormonal responses to a resistance exercise performed with sore muscles. In: Book of Abstracts of the 6th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Cologne, 24-28 July, pp. 480.
52. Mero Antti, Kuitunen Sami, Komi Paavo V. (2001) Stretch-reflex potentiation during sprint running in sprinters and endurance athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33, 5, S282.
51. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, Pakarinen Arto, Komi Paavo V. (2000) Serum testosterone responses to a resistance exercise in men, women and pubertal boys. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Jyväskylä, Finland, 19-23 July, pp. 596.
50. Pitkänen Hannu, Mero Antti, Oja Simo S., Komi Paavo V., Rusko Heikki, Nummela Ari, Saransaari Pirjo, Takala Timo (2000) Effects of training on the exercise induced changes in serum amino aids and hormones. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Jyväskylä, Finland, 19-23 July, pp. 579.
49. Keskinen Ossi P., Keskinen Kari L., Mero Antti (2000) Effect of pool length during exercise testing in swimming. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Jyväskylä, Finland, 19-23 July, pp. 393.
48. Mero Antti, Sallinen Janne, Malvela Marko, Keskinen Kari L. (2000) Effects of combined creatine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on swimming time trials. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Jyväskylä, Finland, 19-23 July, pp. 493.
47. Mero Antti, Kähkönen Jonne, Nykänen Tarja, Takala Timo, Rasi Simo, Leppäluoto Juhani (2000) Bovine colostrum supplementation increases serum IGF-1, IgG, and saliva IgA in atheletes during training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32, 5, S117.
46. Mero Antti (1999) Biomechanics of sprint running: limiting factors. Limiting factors of human neuromuscular performance. Jyväskylä, Finland, November 26 – December 4, 1999, Seminar Proceedings, pp. 3-5.
45. Valleala Riku, Mero Antti, Perttunen Jarmo (1999) Plantar pressures and release velocity during javelin throwing. European Intensive Post-Graduate Course in Science of Sport Coaching, Rome, Italy, September 5-13. Seminar Proceedings, pp. 3-4.
44. Keskinen Kari, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti, Takala Timo, Komi Paavo (1999) Master of science programme in the science of sport coaching and exercise testing at the University of Jyväskylä. The 5th Biennial Forum of the European Network of the Sport Sciences in Higher Education, Jyväskylä, Finland, September 3-6. Book of Abstracts, pp. 68.
43. Mero Antti, Kuitunen Sami, Harland Martin, Kyröläinen Heikki, Komi Paavo V. (1999) Effects of muscle-tendon length on joint moment and power during sprint starts. In: XVIIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Book of Abstracts, pp. 122.
42. Mero Antti, Pitkänen Hannu, Oja Simo (1998) Effects of leucine supplementation on serum amino acid concentrations in a single strength training session. International Conference on Weightlifting and Strength Training, Lahti, Finland, November 10-12. Conference Book, pp. 237-238.
41. Nikula Tuomo, Väänänen Kirsi, Jokinen Ilmari, Riski Jarmo, Takala Timo, Parviainen Tapani, Pakkanen Raimo, Mero Antti (1998) Absorption of orally administered rh IGF-1 in human subjects. A pilot study. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 25, 8, pp. 1109.
40. Kuitunen Sami, Mero Antti, Harland Martin, Komi Paavo V. (1998) Kinematic and kinetic variables during the acceleration phase of the sprint start. European Intensive Post-graduate Course in Science of Sport Coaching, Rome, Italy, May 4-13. Seminar proceedings, pp. 23-24.
39. Mero Antti, Tiensuu Tero, Pakkanen Raimo, Uotila Jyrki, Sarparanta Vesa-Pekka, Aalto Jouni (1998) Effects of pastilles containing bovine colostrum on health of athletes. XXVI th FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 30 - June 3, Program and Abstracts, pp. 34.
38. Mero Antti, Pitkänen Hannu, Pöntinen Pekka J, Oja Simo S. (1998) Acute serum amino acid responses to one strength training session. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30, 5, S182.
37. Mero Antti, Harland Martin, Kuitunen Sami, Komi Paavo V. (1997) Interrelationships between ground reaction forces and velocity during acceleration phase of the sprint start. In: XVIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Book of Abstracts, pp. 301.
36. Harland Martin J., Mero Antti, Kuitunen Sami, Komi Paavo V. (1997) Gastrocnemius activation and plantar pressure distribution during the sprint start. In: XVIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Book of Abstracts, pp. 298.
35. Mero Antti A., Nummela Ari T., Rusko Heikki K., Pöntinen Pekka J., Oja Simo S. (1997) Influence of leucine supplementation on serum amino acid concentration and anaerobic running performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 29, 5, S192.
34. Mero Antti, Koistinen Markku, Takala Timo, Pöntinen Pekka J., Oja Simo S. (1996) Serum amino acid and hormonal responses to training in male power athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 28, 5, S25.
33. Mero Antti (1995) A dietary supplement based on bovine colostrum increases the serum IGF-1 concentration in male athletes during a short term strength and speed training period. The VIIIth FIMS European Congress of Sport Medicine. Abstract Book, pp. 292.
32. Mero Antti, Pullinen Teemu, Komi Paavo V., Pakarinen Arto, MacDonald Ewen (1995) EMG, force and hormonal responses to high intensity strength and running exercise units in male power athletes. The XVth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics. Abstract Book, pp. 622-623.
31. Malvela Marko T., Keskinen Kari L., Hautamäki Hannu T., Mero Antti (1995) Intracycle variation of velocity in three groups of highly trained front crawl swimmers. The XVth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics. Abstract Book, pp. 586-587.
30. Mero Antti, Pitkänen Hannu, Takala Timo, Nummela Ari, Rusko Heikki, Oja Simo S. (1995) Plasma amino acid responses to two various anaerobic running exercises. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27, 5, S12.
29. Mero Antti, Pullinen Teemu, MacDonald Ewen, Pakarinen Arto (1994). Acute force and hormonal responses to four strength exercise units in pubertal male athletes. The International Congress on Applied Research in Sports, Abstract Book, pp. 24.
28. Mero Antti (1994) Plasma amino acids in male athletes during training. The XXVth FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, Abstract Book, pp. 8.
27. Tossavainen Matti, Nummela Ari, Paavolainen Leena, Mero Antti and Rusko Heikki (1994) New maximal anaerobic pedalling power test. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26, 5, S152.
26. Nummela Ari, Mero Antti, Rusko Heikki (1994) The effects of spint training on the anaerobic performance characteristics in the MARP-test. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26, 5, S113.
25. Nummela Ari, Rusko Heikki, Mero Antti (1993) Short-term maximal run induced changes in neuromuscular function. The XIVth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics. Abstracts II, pp. 964-965.
24. Pullinen Teemu, Nicol Caroline, Komi Paavo V. Mero Antti, MacDonald Ewen (1993) Interaction between strength exercise load, EMG activity and plasma catecholamine responses in men and women. The XIVth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics. Abstracts II, pp. 1078-1079.
23. Mero Antti, Pullinen Teemu, Komi Paavo V., Pakarinen Arto, Kyllönen Anne, and MacDonald Ewen (1993) Biomechanical and hormonal responses to two high intensity strength exercise units with different recovery in pubertal and adult male athletes.The XIVth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics. Abstracts II, pp. 866-877.
22. Mero Antti (1993) Neuromuscular performance and skeletal muscle fiber characteristics in pubertal power athletes during training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, supplement to vol. 25, No. 5, S47.
21. Pullinen Teemu, Mero Antti, Kyllönen Anne, Komi P.V., MacDonald Ewen (1992) Plasma cathecolamine and lactate responses to high-intensity strength exercise in pubertal and adult male athletes. Olympic Scientific Congress 1992. Abstract Book, vol. 2, Phy-8.
20. Nummela Ari, Rusko Heikki, Mero Antti (1992) Fatigue effects of the 400m sprint on stride characteristics and neuromuscular function. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, supplement to vol. 24, No.5, S129.
19. Mero Antti (1992) Skeletal muscle fiber characteristics and anaerobic work in pubertal boys during training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, supplement to vol. 24, No.5, S82.
18. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V., Kyllönen Anne, Pullinen Teemu, Pakarinen Arto (1991) Acute EMG, force and hormonal responses in male athletes to four strength exercise units. Journal of Biomechanics, 25, 7, S752.
17. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1991) Characteristics in running technique after two years of training in sprinters. Journal of Biomechanics, 25, 7, S712.
16. Nummela Ari, Rusko Heikki, Mero Antti (1991) The measurement of maximal (anaerobic) power in sprinters. In: Second IOC World Congress on Sports Sciences (ed.COOB'92), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 235-236.
15. Luhtanen Pekka, Mero Antti (1991) Loading of contact leg in submaximal, maximal and supramaximal running in female sprinters. In: Second IOC World Congress on Sports Sciences (ed.COOB'92), Barcelona, Spain, p. 179.
14. Luhtanen Pekka, Mero Antti (1991) Loading of contact leg tissues in submaximal, maximal and supramaximal running. The Proceedings of VII School on Biomechanics. Akademia Wychorvania Fizycznegs W Poznaniu. Seria. Monografie Nr 271.
13. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V., Kauhanen Heikki, Peltola Esa, Vuorimaa Timo (1991) Effects of two years of training on strength, speed and endurance capacity in different junior athletic groups. International Congress on Youth, Leisure and Physical Activity and Kinanthropometry IV. Performance and Abstracts, p. 25.
12. Mero Antti (1990) Kiirust mojutavaist tegureist. Kiirjooksu seminari orienteeruv kava. Tallinn, Estonia, Sovietunion, Abstract, p. 11.
11. Mero Antti, Vuorimaa Timo, Komi Paavo (1990) Physiological bases for talent selection in sport. The Abstract Book World Congress on Sport for All 1990, Tampere, Finland, p. 8.
10. Mero Antti (1989) Blood lactate and serum hormones during two years of training in young boys. Proceedings of the International Union of Physiological Sciences XVII. The Abstracts, 437. The XXXI International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Helsinki, Finland.
9. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1989) Electromyographic and power characteristics in various drop jumps. Journal of Biomechanics, 22, 10, S1055.
8. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1989) Comparison of maximal sprint running and sprint specific strength exercises. Journal of Biomechanics, 22, 10, S1055.
7. Luhtanen Pekka, Mero Antti,Bosco Carmelo, (1989) Step length, frequency, velocity and power relationships in running and jumping. Journal of Biomechanics, 22, 10, S1049.
6. Luhtanen Pekka, Mero Antti (1988) Loading of contact leg tissues in submaximal, maximal and supramaximal running. The Abstracts of the VII School on Biomechanics by L. Dworak (ed.), Poznan-Dymaczewo, p. 43.
5. Hyvärinen Tuomo, Komi Paavo V., Gollhofer A., Mero Antti, Dong-Ha Kim (1987) Influence of marathon race on the characteristics of man-shoe-surface interaction.
The abstracts of the XI International Congress of Biomechanics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, p. 137.
4. Mero Antti, Komi Paavo V. (1987) Effects of stimulated supramaximal sprinting on force production, neural activation and blood lactate. The Abstracts of the XIth International Congress of Biomechanics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, p. 207.
3. Komi Paavo V., Hyvärinen Tuomo, Gollhofer Albert, Mero Antti (1986) Man-shoe-surface interaction: special problems during marathon running. Proceedings of the Fifth National Meeting on Biophysics and Biotechnology. Acta Univ. Oul. A 179, pp. 69-72.
2. Luhtanen Pekka, Mero Antti (1986) The velocity and acceleration paths of the ground phase in maximal sprinting. The 1984 Olympic Scientific Congress Proceedings. Biomechanics by Marlene Adrian and Helga Deutsch (eds.). Microform Publications, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, pp. 137-143.
1. Mero Antti (1984) Relationships between the muscle fibre characteristics, sprinting and jumping of sprinters. The Abstract Book of the Speed Training Congress, Zakopane, Poland, pp. 6-8.

Books

8. Mero Antti, Uusitalo Arja, Hiilloskorpi Hannele, Nummela Ari, Häkkinen Keijo (2012)
Sport coaching in women and girls (in Finnish), Jyväskylä, Finland; Gummerus Ltd,
ISBN 978-951-9147-66-6, 384 pages.
7. Alaranta Antti, Hulmi Juha, Mikkonen Joonas, Rossi Jari, Mero Antti (2007) Drugs and supplements in sport: substances affecting performance and body composition (in Finnish), Nutrimed Ltd, Helsinki, Finland. Gummerus Ltd, ISBN 978-952-92-3045-7, 360 pages.
6. Mero Antti, Nummela Ari, Keskinen Kari, Häkkinen Keijo (2007) Sport Coaching (in Finnish), second edition, Jyväskylä, Finland; Gummerus Ltd, ISBN 978-951-9147-44-4, 503 pages.
5. Mero Antti, Nummela Ari, Keskinen Kari, Häkkinen Keijo (2004) Sport Coaching (in Finnish), Jyväskylä, Finland; Gummerus Ltd, ISBN 951-9147-44-6, 503 pages.
4. Mero Antti, Nummela Ari, Keskinen Kari (1997) Modern sport coaching (in Finnish), Jyväskylä, Finland: Gummerus Ltd, ISBN 951-97747-0-X, 559 pages.
3. Häkkinen Keijo, Keskinen Kari, Komi Paavo V., Mero Antti (1995) Book of Abstracts, The XVth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics, University of Jyväskylä, Gummerus Ltd, Finland, ISBN 951-34-0563, 1042 pages.
2. Mero Antti, Vuorimaa Timo, Häkkinen Keijo (1990) Training in children and adolescents (in Finnish), Jyväskylä, Finland: Gummerus Ltd, ISBN 952-90-1815-0, 400 pages.
1. Mero Antti, Peltola Esa, Saarela Jussi (1987) Speed and speed endurance training (in Finnish), Jyväskylä, Finland: Gummerus Ltd, ISBN 951-99876-8-1, 295 pages.

 

Book Chapters


8. Ojala Tuomo, Wilson Jacob M, Hulmi Juha J, Karila Tuomo, Seppälä Timo A, and Mero
Antti A. (2013) α-Hydroxyisocaproic acid (HICA) – effects on body composition, muscle soreness and athletic performance. In book: NUTRITION AND ENHANCED SPORTS PERFORMANCE: MUSCLE BUILDING,ENDURANCE AND STRENGTH. Edited by Debasis Bagchi, Sreejayan Nair,and Chandan K. Sen. AMSTERDAM• BOSTON• HEIDELBERG • LONDON NEW YORK• OXFORD• PARIS • SAN DIEGO*SAN FRANCISCO•SINGAPORE • SYDNEY• TOKYO. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier. p 540.
7. Mero Antti (2007) Speed (in Finnish). In: Keskinen Kari L., Häkkinen Keijo, Kallinen Mauri (editors). Handbook of Fitness Testing, 2nd edition. Tammer Press Ltd, Tampere, Finland, IBSN 978-951-8982-73-2, pp. 164-168.
6. Mero Antti (2004) Speed (in Finnish). In: Keskinen Kari L., Häkkinen Keijo, Kallinen Mauri (editors). Handbook of Fitness Testing, 1st edition. Tammer Press Ltd, Tampere, Finland, IBSN 951-8982-67-8, pp. 164-168.
5. Mero Antti (1998) Power and speed training during childhood. In: Anaerobic performance during childhood and adolescence (ed. van Praagh, E.), Human Kinetics, pp. 241-267.
4. Keskinen Kari, Keskinen Ossi, Mero Antti (1997) Effect of pool length on biomechanical performance in front crawl swimming. In: Troup, J.P., Hollander, A.P., Strasse, D., Trappe, S.W., Cappaert, J.M. and Trappe, T.A. (editors). Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming VII, E & FN SPON, Chapman & Hall, London p. 216-220.
3. Mero Antti (1992) El entrenamiente de fuerza para corredores de 400 m (Strength training for 400 m runners: scientific bases) In: Segundas Jornadas Internacionales Velocidad y Fuerza (The Congress Book), (eds. Gorostiaga, E. and Postigo, A.), Madrid, Spain, pp. 69-80.
2. Mero Antti (1992) Measurement of aerobic and anaerobic performance capacity in young boys. In: Pediatric Work Physiology. Children and Exercise XVI, Methodological, Physiological and Pathodological Aspects (eds. Coudert, J. and van Praagh, E.), Masson, Paris, France, pp. 19-21.
1. Mero Antti, Vuorimaa Timo, Peltola Esa (1990) Running performance capacity during two years of training in young pubertal boys. In: Physical Education and Life-long Physical Activity (eds. Telama, R., Laakso, L., Piéron, M., Ruoppila, I., Vihko, V.), Reports of Physical Culture and Health 73, Gummerus Ltd, Jyväskylä, Finland, pp. 221-225.

 

PRESENTATIONS
In International Scientific Congresses and Meetings

108. Mero Antti. Combining scientific and practical knowledge in 400m. Speed Endurance
Conference: Modern concepts of speed endurance training. Nastola, Finland,
November 23.2013.
107. Mero Antti. Effects of protein supplementation on blood amino acid and hormone
concentration, performance capacity and recovery during a 12 day intensive training
period in power athletes. 8th International conference on strength training. Oslo,
Norway, October 25, 2012.
106. Mero Antti. Track and Field: Finland's past greats, present talent and future hopes.
International Symposium: Physical Fitness and Training Adaptation: Scientific
Basis and Practical Applications in Sport. Jyväskylä, Finland, November 21, 2012.
105. Mero Antti. Talent identification and training in youth sport. International congress on
enhancement of physical activity of children and youth. Vuokatti, Finland, April 4, 2011.
104. Mero Antti. Exercise, amino acids and proteins. International Symposium/Exercise and
Nutrition: Focus on muscle and adipose tissue. Jyvaskyla, Finland, December 2, 2011.
103. Aging and resistance training induced increase in muscle size. Hulmi Juha, Salmijärvi
Hanna, Katajavuori Marja, Ahtiainen Juha, Holviala Jarkko, Selänne Harri,
Kovanen Vuokko, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti. The 15th Annual Meeting of
the European College of Sport Science, June 25, 2009, Oslo, Norway.
102. Effects of alfa-hydroxyisocaproic acid on body composition, DOMS and performance in
athletes. Mero Antti, Ojala Tuomo, Hulmi Juha, Seppälä Timo, Karila Tuomo The
56th Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, May 27-30, 2009, Seattle, USA.
101. Analysis and training of anaerobic performance. Mero Antti. International Symposium. Physical fitness and training adaptation: mechanisms and practical applications. November 19-21, 2009, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
100. Effects of weight reduction with high protein diet on body composition, hormone
concentration and strength performance in women. Mero Antti, Huovinen Heikki,
Matintupa Olle, Hulmi Juha J, Hohtari Hannele, Karila Tuomo. 6th International
Conference on Strength Training, October 30-November 02, 2008, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
99. Acute and long-term effects of resistance exercise and protein ingestion on muscle
hypertrophy signaling. Hulmi Juha J, Tannerstedt Jörgen, Selänne Harri, Kraemer
William, Kainulainen Heikki, Blomstrandt Eva, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen Vuokko,
Mero Antti. 6th International Conference on Strength Training, October 30-
November 02, 2008, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
98. Androgen receptor, IGF-IEa and MGF responses to resistance exercise before and after the
21 –week resistance training period in young and elderly men. Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi
Juha J, Lehti Maarit, Selänne Harri, Nyman Kai, Kraemer William, Mero Antti,
Häkkinen Keijo. 6th International Conference on Strength Training, October 30-
November 02, 2008, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
97. Effects of weight reduction on human physiology and performance. Mero Antti. Intensive Course. Measurement of energy metabolism in humans – theory and applications. November 20-22, 2008, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
96. Testosterone and androgen receptor responses to strength, endurance and concurrent
training in elderly men. Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Kraemer William, Lehti Maarit, Pakarinen Arto, Mero Antti, Karavirta Laura, Sillanpää Elina, Selänne Harri, Kovanen Vuokko, Häkkinen Keijo. Science for Success II, October 11, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland.
95. Variability in ground reaction force parameters of sprint running in young and older
Athletes. Korhonen Marko, Mero Antti, Viitasalo Jukka, Liikavainio Tuomas,
Suominen Harri. Network meeting of Nordic research schools of musculoskeletal
system and physical activity, July 9-11, 2007, Konnevesi, Finland.
94. Effect of combined strength and speed training on cortical bone geometry and mass
distribution in master athletes. Suominen Harri, Korhonen
Marko, Hautakangas Juha, Suominen Tuuli, Alen Markku, Mero Antti. The 29th
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Hawaii
Convention Center, September 16-19, 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
93. Effects of strength, endurance and concurrent strength and endurance training
on androgen receptor mRNA and protein expression in elderly men. Pietikäinen
Mikko, Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Hoffren Merja, Mero Antti, Avela Janne,
Häkkinen Keijo. The 13th Annual Meeting of the European College of Sport Science,
July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland.
92. Measurement of skeletal muscle cross-sectional area with ultrasonography. Pietikäinen
Mikko, Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Hoffren Merja, Mero Antti, Avela Janne,
Häkkinen Keijo. The 13th Annual Meeting of the European College of
Sport Science, July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland.
91. Effect of strength training session on plasma leucine concentration following oral
ingestion of leucine or BCAAs in men. Mero Antti, Leikas Anne, Hulmi Juha,
Kovanen Vuokko, Knuutinen Juha. The 13th Annual Meeting of the European
College of Sport Science, July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland.
90. Expression of androgen receptors in human skeletal muscle: effects of fibre type and
protein ingestion with resistance exercise. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Selänne
Harri, Volek Jeff, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen Vuokko, Mero Antti. The 13th
Annual Meeting of the European College of Sport Science, July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland.
89. Variability in ground reaction force parameters of sprint running in young and
older athletes. Korhonen Marko, Mero Antti, Viitasalo Jukka, Liikavainio Tuomas,
Suominen Harri The 13th Annual Meeting of the European College of Sport Science,
July 11-14, 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland.
88. Testosterone and androgen receptor responses to resistance exercise before and after 21-
week resistance training period. Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Lehti Maarit, Selänne
Harri, Nyman Kai, Kraemer William J., Mero Antti, Häkkinen Keijo. The 54th
Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, May - June , 2007, Lousiana, USA.
87. Effect of long-term resistance training on IGF-1Ea and MGF mRNA
expression in older men. Ahtiainen Juha, Hulmi Juha, Lehti Maarit, Kraemer
William, Mero Antti, Häkkinen Keijo. The 5th International Conference on Strength
Training, October 18-21, 2006, Odense, Denmark.
86. Effects of strength training and whey protein on acute resistance-induced myostatin
and cell cycle gene expression. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Kaasalainen Tuomas,
Volek Jeff, Pöllänen Eija, Alen Markku, Selänne Harri, Häkkinen Keijo, Kovanen
Vuokko, Mero Antti. The 5th International Conference on Strength
Training, October 18-21, 2006, Odense, Denmark.
85. Acute effect of strength exercise on plasma amino acids following oral ingestion of
arginine or taurine in men. Mero Antti, Leikas Anne, Huhta Petri, Rinkinen Niina,
Hulmi Juha, Pitkänen Hannu, Knuutinen Juha. The 5th International
Conference on Strength Training, October 18-21, 2006, Odense, Denmark.
84. Acute effect of strength exercise on plasma arginine after oral ingestion of arginine in
men. Mero Antti, Aho Anne, Huhta Petri, Rinkinen Niina, Hulmi Juha, Pitkänen
Hannu, Knuutinen Juha. The 53rd Annual Meeting of American College of
Sports Medicine, May 31-June 3, 2006, Denver, USA.
83. Resistance exercise-induced myostatin mRNA expression before and after a 6-month
strength training period. Hulmi Juha, Ahtiainen Juha, Kovanen Vuokko,
Kaasalainen Tuomas, Alen Markku, Selänne Harri, Häkkinen Keijo, Mero Antti.
The 53rd Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine, May 31-June 3, 2006, Denver, USA.
82. Resistance exercise-induced MyoD and myogenin mRNA expression before and after a
21-week strength training period in older men. Hulmi Juha, Mero Antti, Ahtiainen
Juha, Kaasalainen Tuomas, Pöllänen Eija, Häkkinen Keijo, Alen Markku, Selänne
Harri, Kovanen Vuokko . The 18th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Jyväskylä, May 28-31, 2006.
81. Biomechanical characteristics of the age-related decline in maximum running speed.
Korhonen Marko, Mero Antti, Alen Markku, Viitasalo Jukka, Häkkinen Keijo,
Suominen Harri The 18th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Jyväskylä, May 28-31, 2006.
80. Effect of aging on muscle fibre characteristics and force production in sprint athletes.
Marko Korhonen, Markku Alen, Keijo Häkkinen, Sarianna Sipilä, Antti Mero,
Jukka Viitasalo, Harri Suominen. The 14th Sports Medicine Days, October 27-28, 2005, Helsinki, Finland.
79. Effect of exercise on blood concentration of taurine following oral ingestion of taurine
capsules in men. Antti Mero, Niina Rinkinen, Petri Huhta, Anne Aho, Juha Hulmi,
Hannu Pitkänen, Juha Knuutinen. The 15th Taurine Meeting, June 12-15, 2005, Tampere, Finland.
78. Energy metabolism during and after strength training session with prior liquid protein
ingestion in young men. Juha Hulmi, Antti Mero. International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, May 18-22, 2005, Jyväskylä, Finland.
77. Protein ingested prior strength training session has acute effects on blood leucocytes and
platelets in young men. Antti Mero, Tero Myllymäki, Juha Hulmi. The 4th
International Conference on Strength Training, November 3-7, 2004, Serres, Greece.
76. Protein ingestion prior to strength training session has acute effects on serum insulin, GH
and testosterone in young men. Juha Hulmi, Antti Mero. The 4th
International Conference on Strength Training, November 3-7, 2004, Serres, Greece.
75. Muscle fiber composition as a function of age in master sprinters. Marko Korhonen,
Markku Alen, Sarianna Sipilä, Keijo Häkkinen, Antti Mero, Harri Suominen.
The 9th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science, July 3-6, 2004, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
74. Acute changes in heart variability in men and adolescents boys following an exhaustive
resistance exercise bout. Teemu Pullinen, Antti Mero, Pirkko Huttunen, Arto
Pakarinen, Paavo Komi. The 9th Annual Congress of European
College of Sport Science, July 3-6, 2004 Clermont-Ferrand, France.
73. Age and gender differences in lactate response to sprint exercise. Marko Korhonen, Harri
Suominen, Antti Mero. The International 17 th Puijo Symposium
"Physical Activity and Health: Gender differences Across the Lifespan", 25-28 June, 2003, Kuopio, Finland.
72. Amino acid concentrations in blood and in muscle following bovine colostrum supplementation. Antti Mero, Hannu Pitkänen, Tarja Nykänen, Juha Knuutinen, Kaisa Lahti, Olavi Keinänen, Markku Alen, Simo Rasi, and Juhani Leppäluoto. The 8th International Congress on Amino Acids and Proteins, 5-9 September, 2003, Rome, Italy.
71. Comparative studies of changes in amino acid profiles after aerobic and anaerobic
exercise. Roberta Ward, Hannu Pitkänen, Robert Crichton, Marc Francaux, Antti
Mero. The 8th International Congress on Amino Acids and Proteins, September 5-9, 2003, Rome, Italy.
70. Amino acid concentration in blood and in muscle following bovine
colostrum supplementation. Antti Mero, Hannu Pitkänen, Tarja Nykänen, Juha
Knuutinen, Kaisa Lahti, Olavi Keinänen. The 8th International Congress on Amino
Acids and Proteins, September 5-9, 2003, Rome, Italy.
69. Comparison of serum and plasma amino acid concentrations in humans. Hannu Pitkänen,
Antti Mero. The 8th International Congress on Amino Acids and Proteins, September 5-9, 2003, Rome, Italy.
68. Resistance exercise-induced hormonal responses in men and pubescent boys
following an unaccustomed resistance bout loading to DOMS. Teemu Pullinen, Antti Mero, Pirkko Huttunen, Arto Pakarinen, Paavo Komi. Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 9-12 July, 2003, Salzburg, Austria.
67. Age-related differences in maximal running speed. Marko Korhonen, Harri Suominen, Antti Mero. Science for Success – Multidisciplinary International Congress in Research Institute for Olympic Sport, 2-4 October, 2002, Jyväskylä, Finland.
66. Maximal running speed in master sprinters. Marko Korhonen, Harri Suominen, Antti Mero. Meeting Days of Physical Activity, 10-11 October, 2002, Helsinki, Finland.
65. Sprint performance in female master runners. Marko Korhonen, Harri Suominen, Antti Mero. The 3rd International Conference on Strength Training, 13-17 November, 2002, Budapest Hungary.
64. Age-related differences in maximum running speed. Marko Korhonen, Harri Suominen, Antti Mero. European College of Sport Science Annual Congress, 25th –27th July, 2002, Athens, Greece.
63. Biomechanics of sprint running: limiting factors. Antti Mero. Seminar on Limiting factors of human neuromuscular performance. 11th – 22nd March, 2002. University of Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä, Finland.
62. IGF-1, IGFBP-3, growth hormone and testosterone in male and female athletes during bovine colostrum supplementation. Antti Mero, Tarja Nykänen, Simo Rasi, Juhani Leppäluoto. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 28-June 1, 2002, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
61. Arterial and venous amino acid concentrations and protein balance after a resistance training session. Hannu Pitkänen, Tarja Nykänen, Juha Knuutinen, Kaisa Lahti, Olavi Keinänen, Markku Alen, Paavo Komi, Antti Mero. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 28-June 1, 2002, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
60. Leucine supplementation during training period and training sessions in male power athletes. Antti Mero, Hannu Pitkänen. Amino Acid Conference, 4-8 August, 2001, Vienna, Austria, (invited lecture).
59. Serum amino acid profile following a training period and training sessions in male power athletes. Hannu Pitkänen, Antti Mero. Amino Acid Conference, 4-8 August, 2001, Vienna, Austria, (invited lecture).
58. Hormonal responses to a resistance exercise performed with sore muscles. Teemu Pullinen, Antti Mero, Arto Pakarinen, Pirkko Huttunen, Paavo V. Komi. European College of Sport Science Annual Congress, 24-28 July, 2001, Cologne, Germany.
57. Stretch-reflex potentiation during sprint running in sprinters and endurance athletes. Antti Mero, Sami Kuitunen, Paavo V. Komi. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 30-June 2, 2001, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
56. Serum testosterone responses to resistance exercise in men, women and pubertal boys. Teemu Pullinen, Antti Mero, Arto Pakarinen, Paavo Komi. European College of Sport Science Annual Congress, 19-23 July, 2000, Jyväskylä, Finland.
55. Effects of training on the exercise induced changes in serum amino aids and hormones. Hannu Pitkänen, Antti Mero, Simo Oja, Paavo Komi, Heikki Rusko, Ari Nummela, Pirjo Saransaari, Timo Takala. European College of Sport Science Annual Congress, 19-23 July, 2000, Jyväskylä, Finland.
54. Effect of pool length during exercise testing in swimming. Ossi Keskinen, Kari Keskinen, Antti Mero. European College of Sport Science Annual Congress, 19-23 July, 2000, Jyväskylä, Finland.
53. Effects of combined creatine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation on swimming time trials. Antti Mero, Janne Sallinen, Marko Malvela, Kari L. Keskinen. European College of Sport Science Annual Congress, 19-23 July, 2000, Jyväskylä, Finland.
52. Bovine colostrum supplementation increases serum IGF-1, IgG, and saliva IgA in athletes during training. Antti Mero, Jonne Kähkönen, Tarja Nykänen, Timo Takala, Simo Rasi, Juhani Leppäluoto. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 31-June 3, 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
51. Biomechanics of sprint running: limiting factors. Antti Mero. Seminar on Limiting factors of human neuromuscular performance. November 26 – December 4, 1999, Jyväskylä, Finland.
50. Plantar pressures and release velocity during javelin throwing. Riku Valleala, Antti Mero, Jarmo Perttunen. European Intensive Post-Graduate Course in Science of Sport Coaching, September 5-13, 1999, Rome, Italy.
49. Master of science programme in the science of sport coaching and exercise testing at the University of Jyväskylä. Kari Keskinen, Keijo Häkkinen, Antti Mero, Timo Takala, Paavo Komi. The 5th Biennial Forum of the European Network of Sport Sciences in Higher Education, September 3-6,1999, Jyväskylä, Finland.
48. Effects of muscle-tendon length on joint moment and power during sprint starts. Antti Mero, Sami Kuitunen, Martin Harland, Heikki Kyröläinen and Paavo V. Komi. The XVIIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, August 8-13, 1999, Galgary, Canada.
47. Effects of leucine supplementation on serum amino acid concentrations in a single strength training session. Antti Mero, Hannu Pitkänen, Simo Oja. International Conference on Weightlifting and Strength Training, November 10-12, 1999, Lahti, Finland.
46. Absorption of orally administered rh IGF-1 in human subjects. Tuomo Nikula, Kirsi Väänänen, Ilmari Jokinen, Jarmo Riski, Timo Takala, Tapani Parviainen, Raimo Pakkanen, Antti Mero. A pilot study. Joint Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, 30 August - 4 September 1998, Berlin, Germany.
45. Kinematic and kinetic variables during the acceleration phase of the sprint start. Sami Kuitunen, Antti Mero, Martin Harland, Paavo V. Komi. European Intensive Post-graduate Course in Science of Sport Coaching, May 4-13, 1998, Rome, Italy,.
44. Effects of pastilles containing bovine colostrum on health of athletes. Antti Mero, Tero Tiensuu, Raimo Pakkanen, Jyrki Uotila, Vesa-Pekka Sarparanta, Jouni Aalto. XXVIth FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, May 30 - June 3, 1998, Orlando, Florida, USA.
43. Acute serum amino acid responses to one strength training session. Antti A. Mero, Hannu T. Pitkänen, Pekka J. Pöntinen, Simo S. Oja. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 3-6, 1998, Orlando, Florida, USA.
42. Gastrocnemius activation and plantar pressure distribution during the sprint start. Antti Mero, Martin Harland, Sami Kuitunen, Paavo V. Komi. The XVIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, August 25-29, 1997, Tokyo, Japan.
41. Interrelationships between ground reaction forces and velocity during acceleration phase of the sprint start. Antti Mero, Martin Harland, Sami Kuitunen, Paavo V. Komi. The XVIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, August 25-29, 1997, Tokyo, Japan.
40. Influence of leucine supplementation on serum amino acid concentration and anaerobic running performance. Antti A. Mero, Ari T. Nummela, Heikki K. Rusko, Pekka J. Pöntinen, Simo S. Oja. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 28-31, 1997, Denver, Colorado, USA.
39. Serum amino acid and hormonal responses to training in male power athletes. Antti Mero, Markku Koistinen, Timo Takala, Pekka J. Pöntinen, Simo S. Oja. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 29 - June 1, 1996, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
38. A dietary supplement based on bovine colostrum increases the serum IGF-1 concentration in male athletes during a short term strength and speed training period. Antti Mero.
The VIIIth FIMS European Congress of Sport Medicine, October 23-27, 1995, Granada, Spain.
37. EMG, force and hormonal responses to high intensity strength and running exercise units in male power athletes. Antti Mero, Teemu Pullinen, Paavo Komi, Arto Pakarinen, Ewen MacDonald. The XVth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, July 2-6, 1995, Jyväskylä, Finland.
36. Intracycle variation of velocity in three groups of highly trained front crawl swimmers. Marko Malvela, Kari Keskinen, Hannu Hautamäki, Antti Mero. The XVth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, July 2-6, 1995, Jyväskylä, Finland.
35. Plasma amino acid responses to two various anaerobic running exercises. Antti Mero, Hannu Pitkänen, Timo Takala, Ari Nummela, Heikki Rusko, Simo Oja. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 31-June 3, 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
34. Effect of pool length on biomechanical performance in front crawl swimming. Kari Keskinen, Ossi Keskinen and Antti Mero. The VIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, October 27-30, 1994 Atlanta, USA.
33. Plasma amino acids in male athletes during training. Antti Mero. The XXVth FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, September 10-16, 1994 Athens, Greece.
32. Acute force and hormonal responses to four strength exercise units in pubertal male athletes. Antti Mero, Teemu Pullinen, Ewen MacDonald and Arto Pakarinen. International Congress on Applied Research in Sports, August 9-11, 1994 Helsinki, Finland.
31. New maximal anaerobic pedalling power test. Matti Tossavainen, Ari Nummela, Leena Paavolainen, Antti Mero and Heikki Rusko. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 1994, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
30. The effects of spint training on the anaerobic performance characteristics in the MARP-test. Ari Nummela, Antti Mero, Heikki Rusko. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 1994, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
29. Short-term maximal run induced changes in neuromuscular function. Ari Nummela, Heikki Rusko, Antti Mero. The XIV International Congress of Biomechanics, July 4-8, 1993 Paris, France.
28. Interaction between strength exercise load, EMG activity and plasma catecholamine responses in men and women. Teemu Pullinen, Caroline Nicol, Paavo V. Komi, Antti Mero, Ewen MacDonald. The XIV International Congress of Biomechanics, July 4-8, 1993 Paris, France.
27. Biomechanical and hormonal responses to two high intensity strength exercise units with different recovery in pubertal and adult male athletes. Antti Mero, Teemu Pullinen, Paavo V. Komi, Arto Pakarinen, Anne Kyllönen, Ewen MacDonald. The XIV International Congress of Biomechanics, July 4-8, 1993 Paris, France.
26. Neuromuscular performance and skeletal muscle fiber characteristics in pubertal power athletes during training. Antti Mero. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, June 2-5, 1993, Seattle, Washington, USA.
25. Plasma catecholamine and lactate responses to high-intensity exercise in pubertal and adult male athletes. Teemu Pullinen, Antti Mero, Ewen MacDonald, Anne Kyllönen, Paavo V. Komi. Olympic Scientific Congress, July 15-19, 1992, Benalmadena, Spain.
24. Fatigue effects of the 400 m sprint on stride characteristics and neuromuscular function. Ari Nummela, Heikki Rusko, Antti Mero. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 27-30, 1992, Dallas, Texas, USA.
23. Skeletal muscle fiber characteristics and anaerobic work in pubertal boys during training. Antti Mero. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, May 27-30, 1992, Dallas, Texas, USA.
22. Strength training for 400 m runners. Antti Mero.University of Bilbao, May 1-3, 1992, Bilbao, Spain.
21. Training and control of 400 m runners. Antti Mero. National Institute of Physical Education, February 13-14, 1992, Madrid, Spain.
20. Acute EMG, force and hormonal responses in male athletes to four strength exercise units. Antti Mero, Paavo V. Komi, Anne Kyllönen, Teemu Pullinen and Arto Pakarinen. The XIIIth International Congress of Biomechanics, December 9-13, 1991, Perth, Western Australia.
19. Characteristics in running technique after two years of training in sprinters. Antti Mero, Paavo V. Komi. The XIIIth International Congress of Biomechanics, December 9-13, 1991, Perth, Western Australia.
18. The measurement of maximal (anaerobic) power in sprinters. Ari Nummela, Heikki Rusko, Antti Mero. The Second IOC World Congress on Sports Sciences, October 26-31, Barcelona, Spain.
17. Loading of contact leg in submaximal, maximal and supramaximal running in female sprinters. Pekka Luhtanen, Antti Mero. The Second IOC World Congress of Sports Sciences, October 26-31, 1991, Barcelona, Spain.
16. Measurement of aerobic and anaerobic performance capacity in young boys. Antti Mero. The Pediatric Work Physiology Congress XVIth, September 15-20, 1991, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
15. Physiological bases for talent selection in sport. Antti Mero, Timo Vuorimaa, Paavo V. Komi. The World Congress on Sport for All, June 3-7, 1990, Tampere, Finland.
14. Effects of two years of training on strength, speed and endurance capacity in different junior athletic groups. Antti Mero, Paavo V. Komi, Heikki Kauhanen, Esa Peltola, and Timo Vuorimaa. International Congress on Youth, Leisure and Physical Activity and Kinanthropometry IV, May 21-25, 1990, Brussels, Belgium.
13. Kiirust mojutavaist tegureist. Antti Mero. Kiirjooksu seminari orienteeruv kava, March 10, 1990, Tallinn, Estonia.
12. Blood lactate and serum hormones during two years of training in young boys. Antti Mero. The XXXI International Congress of Physiological Sciences, July 9-14, 1989, Helsinki, Finland.
11. Running performance capacity during two years of training in young pubertal boys. Antti Mero, Timo Vuorimaa and Esa Peltola. The International Congress. June 19-22, 1989, Jyväskylä, Finland.
10. Step length, frequency, velocity and power relationships in running and jumping. Pekka Luhtanen, Antti Mero and Carmelo Bosco. The XII International Congress of Biomechanics, June 1989, Los Angeles, USA.
9. Electromyographic and power characteristics in various drop jumps. Antti Mero, Paavo V. Komi. The XII International Congress of Biomechanics, June 1989, Los Angeles, USA.
8. Comparison of maximal sprint running and sprint specific strength exercises. Antti Mero, Paavo V. Komi. The XII International Congress of Biomechanics, June 1989, Los Angeles, USA.
7. Speed Training Panel. Antti Mero. European Athletics Coaches Association Congress in Bad Blankenburg, January 11-16, 1989. GDR.
6. Loading of contact leg tissues in submaximal, maximal and supramaximal running. Pekka Luhtanen, Antti Mero. Speed Training Workshop, January 16-17, 1988, Split, Yugoslavia.
5. Effects of stimulated supramaximal sprinting on force production, neural activation and blood lactate. Antti Mero, Paavo V. Komi. The XI International Congress of Biomechanics, June 29 - July 3, 1987, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
4. Influence of marathon race on the characteristics of man-shoe-surface interaction. Tuomo Hyvärinen, Paavo V. Komi, Albert Gollhofer, Antti Mero, Dong-Ha Kim. The XI International Congress of Biomechanics, June 29 - July 3, 1987, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
3. The velocity and acceleration paths of the ground phase in maximal sprinting. Pekka Luhtanen, Antti Mero. The 1984 Olympic Scientific Congress, July, USA.
2. Relationships between the muscle fibre characteristics, sprinting and jumping of sprinters. Antti Mero. Speed Training Congress, November 22-25, 1984, Zakopane, Poland.
1. Sport research as a base for coaching in modern athletics. Antti Mero. Congress in athletics. August 9-12, 1982, Athens, Greece.

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