Tag: exercise-induced muscle damage

SPIRULINA ON HEALTH, ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY

Microscopic view of spirulina (unstained) Microscopic view of spirulina Spirulina is a type of microscopic bacteria, often referred to as “blue-green microalgae.” It grows naturally in alkaline lakes or commercially… Read more »

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 »

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 »

VITAMINS C AND E ON EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

Photo by Massimo Sartirana (Pixabay) According to the American College of Sports Medicine up to 50% of athletes use nutritional supplements. Among the most popular supplements nowadays are antioxidants, used… Read more »

ACUPUNCTURE AS A TOOL FOR ALLEVIATING EXERCISE-INDUCED MUSCLE SORENESS: IS IT USEFUL?

Photo by Erdenebayar (Pixabay) High-intensity exercise induces muscle soreness, especially with unaccustomed muscle work. Muscle soreness commonly occurs within 24 hours, reaching a peak between 24 and 72h after the… 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 »