Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More
What is EPOC?
Introduction Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC, informally termed afterburn) is a measurably increased rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity. Background In historical contexts the term “oxygen debt” was popularised to explain or perhaps attempt to quantify anaerobic energy expenditure, particularly as regards lactic acid/lactate metabolism; in fact, the term “oxygen debt” is still widely… Read More
Energy: People vs Cars
You might think that the way cars work has nothing in common with how people work, but you would be wrong. When it comes to the way cars and bodies use energy, they do just the same job. Can you spot the Difference? A body gets energy from food molecules. These are made of long… Read More
What is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)?
Introduction Relative energy deﬁciency in sport (RED-S) is a condition of low energy availability affecting male and female athletes of all levels and ages. What is RED-S? RED-S is the result of insufficient caloric intake and/or excessive energy expenditure. Who Does It Affect? It affects both male and female athletes who do not fuel adequately,… Read More
Analysing Training Load & Energy Expenditure during Military Basic Training
Research Paper Title Training Load and Energy Expenditure during Military Basic Training Period. Background To compare training load and energy expenditure during an 8-wk military basic training (BT) period among individuals having different fitness level using objective measurements in an authentic environment. Methods Thirty-four voluntary male conscripts (age, 19.1 ± 0.3 years) were divided into… Read More
Wanna Run Faster? Get a Spring in Your Step!
High-tech footwear is making running more efficient and could eventually help us run more than 50% faster! David Braun and Amanda Sutrisno (2020) at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee modelled the energy used during running and factors that can affect that, including air resistance, the limited power of a human leg and losses that occur each… Read More
How Many Calories Do You Burn Fishing?
Fishing can be a great deal of fun for anyone. Whether you are a first-time fisherman, a novice angler or you are a seasoned veteran, the thrill of the catch can be a hard feeling to rival. And not only can fishing be fun and exciting for virtually anyone, but it is also a sport… Read More
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