Core Workout: Apples & Pears

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Underestimation…

“Never underestimate a person willing to die for a cause.” Unknown There are a number of variations of this to suit a variety of contexts/situations: “Never underestimate your enemy but always make him underestimate you.” “Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and notice more than you realise.”… Read More

18YO: Exercise Capacity & Muscle Strength and Risk of Vascular Disease & Arrhythmia

Research Paper Title Exercise Capacity and Muscle Strength and Risk of Vascular Disease and Arrhythmia in 1.1 Million Young Swedish Men: Cohort Study. Study Question Is exercise capacity and muscle strength at age 18 years related to an increased risk of vascular disease and arrhythmia? Summary Answer High exercise capacity and muscle strength in late… Read More

Military Training: Sleep Deprivation & Immune Indices

Research Paper Title The effects of two nights of sleep deprivation with or without energy restriction on immune indices at rest and in response to cold exposure. Background The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of two nights of sleep deprivation with or without energy restriction on immune indices at rest and… Read More

Pain, Music & Workouts

“…what gives music its power to induce euphoria? The brain’s natural opioids could be key.” Research by Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford, suggests that actively engaging with music (e.g. singing, dancing or drumming) will raise a person’s pain threshold more significantly than being passive (i.e. just listening). Tom Fritz and Daniel Bowling, of the Max… Read More

Special Forces: Physiological Description & Ergogenic Influence of Blood Reinfusion

Research Paper Title Elite Special Forces: Physiological Description and Ergogenic Influence of Blood Reinfusion. Background The researchers measured the physical exercise capabilities of US Army Special Forces soldiers (male) and determined the subsequent ergogenic influence of autologous blood reinfusion. Method Twelve subjects (Ss) completed maximal exercise treadmill testing in a comfortable (Ta = 20 degrees… Read More