Category: Science

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 »

THE ATHLETE´S HEART (2/2): PATHOLOGICAL CARDIAC ENLARGEMENT AND SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH

It is important to differentiate if a cardiac enlargement is pathological, or a physiological adaptation to sport practice. Cardiac magnetic resonance is useful to assess myocardial thickness, chamber volumes, tissue… Read more »