Tag: performance

TRAINING LOAD: OVERREACHING VS. OVERTRAINING. HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Photo by Karsten Winegart (Unsplash) Training load is one of the key factors affecting performance. In preparation for a specific competition is common for endurance athletes to increase training load…. Read more »

ARGININE SUPPLEMENTATION: DOES IT REALLY IMPROVE SPORTS PERFORMANCE?

The use of nutritional supplements is common among athletes to maintain health and improve athletic performance. Proteins and amino acids are specially consumed as ergogenic aids, with a frequency of… 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 »

CARBOHYDRATES AND PROTEINS ON ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: TOGETHER BUT NOT MIXED?

Photo by Jana Werschay (Pixabay) Restoration of energy stores and recovery of muscle damage are key factors determining the performance in endurance events. Therefore, nutrition aimed to fasten and help… Read more »

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FINISHERS AND NON-FINISHERS IN ULTRA-ENDURANCE EVENTS

Photo by Massimo Sartirana (Unsplash) Ultra-endurance events are among the most demanding sport specialities, at both, physical and psychological levels. Despite this hardness, ultra-endurance events have become very popular in… Read more »

METABOLISM CHANGES INDUCED BY RUNNING A MARATHON

Photo by Miguel A Amutio (Unsplash) Marathon popularity has been growing unstoppable during the last years, at least until the Covid-19 appearance, that has casted a shadow over a booming… 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 »