The Athletic Potential of Vitamin D
Research shows that maintaining the right level of vitamin D may improve six key areas of performance.
Dr. Marc Bubbs
Is Fasted Cardio Superior for Weight Loss or Just a Fad?
For those of you looking to drop a few pounds, let us look at what the science says.
"The Cardio Code" (Book Review)
If every trainer read Kenneth Jay's book, we would all be better equipped to help people improve their VO2 max and actually get fit.
Circuit Training Doesn't Get You Fitter
Something to note here is the definition of fitness for most textbooks - VO2 max. Lifting heavy weights quickly doesn’t improve it.
How to Get the Most From Your VO2 Max Test
If you have the EMR type of test and obtain all the data, there is a wealth of info you can use to reach your goals.
Training to Increase Your VO2 Max
VO2 may be largely genetic, but it can be influenced by training - by as much 15%. That would take me from a 57 to an incredible 65.5 and potentially drop more than twenty minutes off my marathon.
Can Aerobic Fitness Improve Kids’ Minds?
Fitness is not only good for children’s bodies, but also for their minds. A recent study suggest that there is a cognitive benefit to at least a base level of fitness.
Longer Isn't Always Better - In Training, That Is
Are longer training programs always better? A recent study suggests no - at least not when it comes to hitting plateaus in VO2 max and other cardio markers.
You Need to Do More Than Play Your Sport to Be Better at Your Sport
It's common to hear coaches say the best way to get conditioned for a sport is to play that sport. New science proves that idea false and shows a need for structured training.
An Analysis of 4 Lifting Protocols and Their Impact on the Body
We all have different goals, but many of us lift the same way. Scientists looked at four different lifting protocols and their affect on the body. This info may help you adjust your training.
CrossFit Boosts VO2 Max and Cuts Fat
Many of you believe in the success of CrossFit based on personal experience, but now science takes a look. Researchers discovered improved VO2 max and body composition in CrossFitters.
Combo Resistance-Plyometric Training Increases V02 in Soccer Players
A study was performed to investigate the effect of a 10-week combined resistance-plyometric training program on muscular strength, running economy, and VO2 max in female soccer players.
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