What is the VO2 Decrease before Exhaustion during Constant Load Exercise?

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

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What is Muscle Conditioning?

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.

Does Exercise Alter Gut Microbiota Composition & Function in Lean & Obese Humans?

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

Making a Comparison of Training Routines

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 & Endurance Training…

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

Indoor Rowing: Benefits for All Abilities & Levels of Fitness

“…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

Could you run 160 miles in 50 hours?

Marco Altibrandi, who serves with the Royal Marines Reserve Merseyside, was one of 29 people who attempted this feat of endurance, and only one of 16 to successfully finish the course. He completed the course in 43 hours 50 mins 5 secs of running!, six hours ahead of the deadline set by the organisers. Worst moment:… Read More