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Posted on in ATHLETES/BLOGS/RECOVERY/RUNNING/SOS PRO'S/TRIATHLON

Why Does Lactic Acid Build Up in Muscles? And Why Does It Cause Soreness?

Stephen M. Roth, a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Maryland, explains As our bodies perform strenuous exercise, we begin to breathe faster as we attempt to shuttle more oxygen to our working muscles. The body prefers to generate most of its energy using aerobic methods, meaning with oxygen. Some circumstances,… Keep Reading

What Do You Track? Key Metrics To Monitor And Improve Performance

“If you’re not testing, you’re guessing” is a revolving yet relevant saying within the world of sport. This isn’t to say that basing training on feel is over, far from it. Perception and ‘sensory data’ of how your body is responding is the most critical and influential piece of the athletic-puzzle. However, in the midst… Keep Reading

Do You Need To Refrain From Coffee To Get The Maximal Effect Of Caffeine?

A very popular belief in sports is that in order to get maximum effect of caffeine in competition you need to withdraw from caffeine in the days or even weeks leading up to it. The theory is quite attractive, because it seems to make sense that some caffeine habituation will take place. It is believed… Keep Reading

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Covered Up: The Effect Of Tattoos On Sweat Rates

The following is the abstract from The Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise  Skin Tattoos Alter Sweat Rate and Sodium Concentration LUETKEMEIER, MAURIE JOE; HANISKO, JOSEPH MICHAEL; AHO, KYLE MATHIEW Abstract  The popularity of tattoos has increased tremendously in the last 10 years, particularly among athletes and military personnel. The tattooing process involves… Keep Reading

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AUDIO: There’s A War On Sugar. Is It Justified?

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes… Many experts believe that we are currently in a ‘Big Tobacco moment for the Sugar industry’, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the parallels warrant warning. However, given that nutrition studies are not very robust compared to many other fields in biological science, some… Keep Reading

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5 Reasons Why You’re Hungry On Rest Days

WHY AM I SO HUNGRY?  It would seem logical that exercise is associated with increased energy expenditure and therefore increased hunger and drive to eat, so why is it that we often feel extra hungry on days off training? Firstly, let’s revisit some basics of metabolic physiology. Several factors contribute to your hunger levels, not… Keep Reading

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