Author Archives: onekmore

QUALITY OF LIFE IN FORMER ATHLETES

Photo by Mesa Minkkinen (Pixabay) It is well known that sport participation carries a set of physical health benefits: reduced all-cause mortality, longer lifespan, and reduced risks of diabetes, cardiovascular… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XIII) – Melbourne 1956: ALAIN MIMOUN (1921-2013)

Alain Mimoun, in Melbourne 1956 “I look at my career as a castle: my London silver medal is the foundation; my two Helsinki silver medals are the walls; my gold… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XII) – Helsinki 1952: EMIL ZÁTOPEK (1922-2000)

Emil Zátopek, in Leipzig 1951  “I am not talented enough to run and smile at the same time” Emil Zátopek Helsinki has already been selected to host the Olympics of… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XI) – London 1948: DELFO CABRERA (1919-1981)

Cabrera in the front page of magazine “El Gráfico” (1948) Cabrera crossing the finish line in first place (London 1948) After a 12 years gap because of WWII, the 1948… Read more »

RESPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Some time ago exercise physiologists thought that the VO2max was the single determinant of human exercise performance in the respiratory system, assuming that maximal ventilation could be maintained indefinitely. Nowadays… Read more »