Tag: EIMD

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 »

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 »

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 »

PRE-MARATHON DIET: CAN IT AFFECT OUR RACE RESULT?

The marathon is a physically demanding activity that induces muscle and cardiac damage. The exercise-induced muscle damage, or EIMD, releases components from the damaged muscles on the bloodstream, especially creatine… Read more »