Category: Science

HEAT STRESS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RUNNING A MARATHON AND AN ULTRA-MARATHON

Peggy & Marco Lachmann-Anke (Pixabay) Marathon and ultra-marathon differ not only in the distance, but also and more importantly on the length of the event. Additionally, many of these events… Read more »

SPORTS RECOVERY USING CRYOTHERAPY AND PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS (PCM)

Photo by Carabo Spain (Pixabay) High-intensity exercise usually causes muscle damage, or EIMD (Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage). It is accompanied by strength loss, soreness, oxidative stress and inflammation, factors that cause… Read more »

TRAINING LOAD: OVERREACHING VS. OVERTRAINING. HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Photo by Karsten Winegart (Unsplash) Training load is one of the key factors affecting performance. In preparation for a specific competition is common for endurance athletes to increase training load…. Read more »

ARGININE SUPPLEMENTATION: DOES IT REALLY IMPROVE SPORTS PERFORMANCE?

The use of nutritional supplements is common among athletes to maintain health and improve athletic performance. Proteins and amino acids are specially consumed as ergogenic aids, with a frequency of… Read more »

CARBOHYDRATES (CHO) CONSUMPTION DURING ULTRA-MARATHONS: 60, 90 OR 120 GRAMS/HOUR?

Ultra-endurance events (> 4h), especially in mountainous terrains, have become very popular in recent years. Runners in these events are exposed to various topographic, climatic, altitude and temperature conditions. The… Read more »

EPIGENETIC CONTROL OF AGEING THROUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION

Adapted from Petracci et al. 2020 Epigenetics refers to changes in the genome or genes, that do not involve changes in the nucleotide sequence, or mutations. Our date of birth,… Read more »