Okay, so SuperTato is a child’s storybook hero, but research suggests that ‘super spuds’ could be a viable alternative to carbohydrate gels regarding race fuel and fatigued muscles. Researchers at the University of Illinois suggest that trained cyclists who were given 60 grams of carbohydrates from blended potato every hour finished a two-hour race six… Read More
Research Paper Title VO2 decrease Before Exhaustion During Constant Load Exercise. Role of Respiratory Muscles. Background The aim of this study was to analyse the VO2 kinetic during a constant load exercise, to check the existence of a VO2 decrease at the end of this kind of exercise and finally to study the respiratory muscles… Read More
Muscle conditioning consists of strength and endurance training. It should occur two to three times per week on non-consecutive days for specific muscle groups. Calisthenics are exercises that use body weight to produce resistance. They can be used for both muscle strength and endurance training.
Research Paper Title Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function in Lean and Obese Humans. Background Exercise is associated with altered gut microbial composition, but studies have not investigated whether the gut microbiota and associated metabolites are modulated by exercise training in humans. The researchers explored the impact of 6 weeks of endurance exercise on… Read More
A new client found two strength training routines in a popular training magazine and asks which he should implement. He states that his goal is to find the routine that provides the greatest total training volume in his designated training time. The two training routines he presents are a strength training routine, which includes the… Read More
Migratory birds are extraordinary endurance athletes – and their feats require some serious preparation. In the weeks before take-off, many undergo extreme physiological changes (Vernimmen, 2017). Most obviously, they load up on fats. In many cases, that means temporarily supersizing their digestive organs to ingest as much food as possible. Then, immediately before departure, they shrink their digestive organs to… Read More
“…typically using around 300 calories in 30 minutes – pretty impressive for a ‘sitting-down exercise’” (Roberts, 2017, p.12) Despite not using all three planes of motion and being a sit down exercise (to the horror of functional training protagonists), there are many “benefits to indoor rowing.” (Roberts, 2017, p.12) and is an excellent exercise modality.… Read More