Category: Science

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 »

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 »

INTERMITTENT DIETING (2/2): use in athletes and general recommendations

Many studies show that the refeeding periods are important to keep resting energy expenditure levels “active” and avoid some of the adaptations linked to most usual diets. Therefore the weight… Read more »

INTERMITTENT DIETING (1/2): more effective than other diets?

Food pyramid of the US Department of Agriculture Dieting has been extensively used by athletes, in order to lose body weight or fat prior to competition, especially in some sports… Read more »