Category: Science

POST MARATHON DAYS: WHEN GETTING BACK TRAINING?

  With marathons becoming more popular worldwide, higher numbers of amateur runners decide to take the challenge and complete the Pheidippides distance. Nevertheless, completing a marathon imply a high strain… Read more »

RUNNING EXPERIENCES OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (OR WHEN FINISHING MARATHONS IS NOT ENOUGH)

For many runners completing a marathon is a remarkable achievement. However, for other runners, a marathon may become a routine activity.  These runners eventually reach a turning point when they… Read more »

HYDRATION AND COOLING STRATEGIES IN ELITE ATHLETES ELITE ATHLETES IN HOT CONDITIONS

Performance is affected by dehydration with some studies saying that even a 2% dehydration, expressed as body mass loss, is enough to alter performance negatively. A recent study analysed the… Read more »

SHOE TECHNOLOGY ON THE TOP 100 MEN´S MARATHON PERFORMANCES FROM 2015 TO 2019

Photo by Calpower (Pixabay) In October 2019 Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge ran for the first time an unofficial sub-2h marathon in Vienna, as part of the Breaking2 Project. But everything started… Read more »

BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING (BFRT): THE ULTIMATE TOOL IN SPORTS TRAINING?

https://www.onekmore.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/1-s2.0-S2212628718301063-mmc2_Trim.mp4   Blood Flow Restriction Training, or BFRT, is a training method that places a cuff or band around a muscle of interest, inflate it to reduce blood flow and… Read more »

FATIGUE AND THE RAPOPORT ENERGY MODEL FOR THE MARATHON

Photo by Martin Sanchez (Unsplash) Long-duration exercise is associated with fatigue, but what is fatigue? Its definition depends on which fatigue model we use. Among them we find: Cardiovascular/anaerobic fatigue… Read more »

ADAPTATION TO DOWNHILL RUNNING: IS IT POSSIBLE?

Photo by Alessio Soggetti (Unsplash) Muscle contractions in sports are usually isotonic, involving changes in length of muscle fibres, that can be classified in concentric and eccentric contractions. Concentric muscle… Read more »