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Muscle damage and running economy

Muscle damage and running economy

Running economy, defined by de Oliveira Assumpcao, et al 2013, as the energy demand for a given velocity of submaximal training, will determine how two athletes of equivalent VO2max will race. Now, few people only train running but incorporate sports activity, weight training, plyometrics and other forms of training. This creates muscle damage which can(…)

Sled towing and muscle activation

Sled towing and muscle activation

Sled towing is an accessory exercise used frequently in sprinting, American football, rugby, powerlifting and strongman training. Various attachments can be used for sled dragging. Around the hips, ankles, shoulders, with straps to include arm or shoulder work and some even wrap them around elbows and knees. Lawerence, et al 2012 decided to see what(…)

Running distance after 35

Running distance after 35

Masters athletes (those more than 35 years old) will slow down. The question is simply the rate. Numerous studies have demonstrated that compared to their inactive counterparts who peak at 35 and begin a rapid decline, athletes have a slower gentler curve, with decline somewhere between 50 and 70 years old (depending on the sport(…)

Cerebral palsy and physiotherapy

Cerebral palsy and physiotherapy

Cerebral palsy is a disorder in which the motor control portions of the brain are damaged in utero, during birth or shortly after birth. Infection, radiation exposure, low oxygenation of the brain and poor nutrition seem to play roles. The underlying cause(s) are still being explored. The rate of CP is generally 2.1-2.4/1000 among western(…)