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Inside Running: Basics of Sports Physiology by woodspg Posted Sat 20 Aug 2011 4:32pm If your looking for a great, scientific-based book on running and running research, look no further than (Benchmark Press, 189 pgs.) by David Costill, Ph.D who is still involved with the Exercise Physiology Lab at Ball State. The link is to Amazon where you can by the book used for one cent. I bought this book when it first came out back ... Read on »
Physiology, Sports Nutrition & Diabetes by Wingman Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:57pm I met with Lauren (my sports nutritionist) for about an hour yesterday to go over my bs logs from the past couple weeks. I took more care to document everything I ate and tested more often over the past 2 weeks than I ever had before. Lauren was able to utilize all this information and came up with some pretty awesome answers to my questions ye ... Read on »
Vespa Sport Supplement Review by Donald Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:39pm 1 Comment This product review took me far longer to write than I ever anticipated; in some ways, I’m still not sure I should be writing it. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been using Vespa Sport Supplements to augment my mileage buildup towards ultramarathons in the spring and summer. During that time, I’ve gone back and forth about ten times ... Read on »
Physiological Demands of Stage Racing by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Apr 2009 12:00pm By Matt McNamara Stage racing is the ultimate test of a road racers repertoire. No matter your category or age there is a stage race to test your mettle. On the eve of the centenary Giro D’Italia we are reminded of the pure athleticism of multi-day racing. It’s a fair guess that, at some point, we all fancy ourselves stage race material, bu ... Read on »
Running: Physiologically SpeakingThe Trouble with P.T. by The Laminator Posted Thu 03 Dec 2009 8:43am As a runner and as an M.D., I get asked a lot of questions about the body as it relates to running. Why can’t I lose as much weight running marathons now as I did when I used to run track? (Your appetite and corresponding metabolism isn’t the same.) Why can I run faster with less effort during the winter as supposed to summer? (Your evaporati ... Read on »
Video: Coming to an Ironman near you the new Belgium Uplace triathlon team by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Fri 14 Jan 2011 11:23am Triathlon isn't really a classic team sport. In fact it's much more of an individual sport, yet triathlon teams are now all of the rage. Pioneered by Timex, ten years ago, the team triathlon concept has caught on largely because it provides a natural way for sponsors and professional triathletes to work together. This week we're ... Read on »
Sports Supplementation 101– Protein, BCAA’s, Creatine, & Pre Workouts explained by RunFasterMommy Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 1:53pm Let’s talk supplements.  Walk into any vitamin or health food store and you will feel absolutely overwhelmed. I know I sometimes still do.  There seems to be a supplement for every ailment and every physical goal you could possibly think of.   The supplement world is highly unregulated, and therefore, tends to give people the “snake oil” feel ... Read on »
Strength Training: Multi-sport myth explained by Marni R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Feb 2012 2:48pm There's a lot of talk among triathletes, runners and fitness enthusiasts about "getting lean" or improving body composition. In the minds of many, a lean, toned body is the desirable body composition because......?? This is what concerns me. As you fill in the blank, many people strive for a certain physique by restricting calories, opting for d ... Read on »
Sports Power Article Series, Part 3 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 01 Apr 2008 12:55pm Plyometrics represent high intensity training, placing great stress on the bones, joints, and connective tissue. While plyometrics can improve an athlete’s speed, power, and performance, they also place her or him at greater risk of injury than less intense training exercises. Therefore, certain guidelines need to be followed to prevent injuries du ... Read on »
Sports Power Article Series, Part 4 by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 14 Apr 2008 6:54pm The final part(4) in this series will detail popular plyometric exercises. The training exercises should mimic the movements in the athlete's sport (mechanical, physiological and metabolic similarity). Safety concerns during plyometric training are: 1. Proper footwear for the athlete 2. Proper training surfaces (hard surfaces should be avo ... Read on »