Brown, et al 2011 had 419 marathon runners complete a survey on race day. This was used to gather different data. First, the average age of men and women were 41 and 38 respectively indicating that marathon running is popular with a slightly older sports crowd. They had trained 6.8 months for this race and(…)
Nutrition- pre, peri and post workout
The International Society of Sports Nutrition has recently published a position paper on nutrient timing. It is a 12 page review (for the full article, click here) which details the effects of various carbohydrate and protein intakes and their timing on acute and chronic exercise results. In summary, the ISSN reports that the consumption(…)
Is there an optimum state of hydration for exercise?
In 1996, there was a concerted effort by health and fitness professionals to address the question of hydration for sport. The American College of Sports Medicine (1996) subsequently published a position stand on the issue, advocating athletes’ to drink as much water as possible at regular intervals. In 2007 the ACSM revised their position statement(…)
Exercise in the heat III: change your t-shirt
When you exercise in the heat, your clothes can become saturated in sweat. Good thing right? .. only if you change your t-shirt and continue to stay dry. When we sweat, it is to lose heat that is accumulating in the body. However, at one point that sweat can become trapped in a microenvironment between the(…)