At the Height of Performance!

1.0     Introduction This article provides a brief overview of altitude training and is primarily aimed at the lay person or exercise professionals new to this form of training. With numerous evidence-based fitness benefits, altitude training is becoming more readily available in commercial settings. This brief article takes a closer look at what altitude training… Read More

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What are the Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate & Hot Environments?

Research Paper Title Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate and Hot Environments. Introduction Blood volume is one determinant of cardiorespiratory power and capacity, and is believed to play a role in health and disease. Blood volume, and its components – plasma volume (PV) and red cell volume (RCV) – increase modestly… Read More

Marathon Running: Expression of Proteins on Red Blood Cells

Research Paper Title The Effects of Marathon Running on Expression of the Complement Regulatory Proteins CD55 (DAF) and CD59 (MACIF) on Red Blood Cells. Background Exercise is known to result in the haemolysis of red blood cells (RBCs). Although mechanical stressors such as footstrike and an increased velocity of blood flow may be involved, the… Read More