Endurance exercise promotes telomere fitness

Endurance exercise may promote telomere health.

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Muscle Adaptations with Endurance and Resistance Training

Good overview and some information that might result in a change in exercise regimen. Nutrition & Metabolism 2015 12:59 DOI: 10.1186/s12986-015-0055-9 Glycogen availability and skeletal muscle adaptations with endurance and resistance exercise It is well established that glycogen depletion affects endurance exercise performance negatively. Moreover, numerous studies have demonstrated that post-exercise carbohydrate ingestion improves exercise recovery by…

Melamine contamination in Nutritional Supplements

Study tested popular supplements available in South Africa – both produced and imported – and found almost half of the products positive for melamine.   Melamine contamination in nutritional supplements – Is it an alarm bell for the general consumer, athletes, and ‘Weekend Warriors’? Background Nutritional supplements are used or experimented with by consumers, notably…

Mixing Strength and Endurance Training

Mixing endurance and strength training is difficult, but there are things one can do to maximize the results. OPEN ACCESS Using Molecular Biology to Maximize Concurrent Training Very few sports use only endurance or strength. Outside of running long distances on a flat surface and power-lifting, practically all sports require some combination of endurance and…

Carbohydrates and Exercise Performance

A meta review finds that carbohydrates offer little to no benefit in short-duration competition;  so if you are doing anything under 1 hour the energy drinks and carbo-loading are probably a waste of money. Nutrition Journal 2013, 12:16 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-16 http://www.nutritionj.com/content/12/1/16/abstract Carbohydrates and exercise performance in non-fasted athletes: A systematic review of studies mimicking real-life There is a consensus…