How Not Getting Enough Sleep Affects Your Metabolism

As far as human nature is concerned, sleeping and eating are two of our most basic perfunctory systems. But how do these two connect and affect each other? In the modern day glorification of “busyness” sleep has taken a backseat, with many adults regularly skimping on their 6-8 hours a night. The hormonal responses to… Read More

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What are the Effects of Repeated Long-duration Water Immersions on Skeletal Muscle Performance in Well-trained Male Divers?

Research Paper Title Effects of repeated long-duration water immersions on skeletal muscle performance in well-trained male divers. Background The objective of this study was to examine the effects of repeated long-duration water immersions (WI)s at 1.35 atmospheres absolute (ATA) on neuromuscular performance in load bearing and non-load bearing muscle groups. Methods During a dive week… Read More

Is it Possible to Adjust the Intensity of Plyometric Push-up Exercises & Train Athletes’ Muscle Power by Correctly Interpreting GRF-based Parameters?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Variation of Plyometric Push-Ups on Force-Application Kinetics and Perception of Intensity. Background To examine differences between ground-reaction-force (GRF)-based parameters collected from 5 types of plyometric push-ups. Between-trials reliability and the relationships between parameters were also assessed. Methods Thirty-seven highly active commando soldiers performed 3 trials of 5 variations of… Read More

Can You Predict Ground Reaction Force from a Hip-Borne Accelerometer during Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Predicting Ground Reaction Force from a Hip-Borne Accelerometer during Load Carriage. Background Ground reaction forces (GRF) during load carriage differ from unloaded walking. Methods to quantify peak vertical GRF (pGRFvert) of Soldiers walking with loads outside of a laboratory are needed to study GRF during operationally relevant tasks. Therefore, the purpose of… Read More

Would The Elite Special Forces Benefit From Human Growth Hormone Enhancement?

Human Growth hormone (hGH or HGH), also known as growth hormone or somatotropin, is a protein made in the pituitary gland and passed from there into the blood stream. GH has effects on virtually all the organs of the body – it stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals. It… Read More

Is Greater Total Negative Energy Balance Associated with Declines in Lower-body Performance during Military Operations?

Research Paper Title Threshold of Energy Deficit and Lower-Body Performance Declines in Military Personnel: A Meta-Regression. Background Negative energy balance (EB) is common during military operations, diminishing body mass and physical performance. However, the magnitude of negative EB where performance would still be maintained is not well defined. The objective of the research was to… Read More