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Vitamins C and E seem to provide protection for endurance athletes' airways
Running Research News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you live in or near an urban area, it's likely that ozone is having at least some impact on your respiratory function when you train and race. Relatively low levels of ozone can affect lung function in endurance athletes, making it more difficult to bring large volumes of air into the lungs. As a result, exercise scientists have searched for years to find ways to minimize ozone-related respiratory problems in athletes. More

Keeping fit: Strength training aids muscle fatigue
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Many people experience varying degrees of muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. To address these issues, two recently conducted studies on increasing muscle strength and decreasing muscle fatigue that compared strength training alone and strength training plus electrical stimulation. More

Thoughts on recovery
Vernon Gambetta Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Today recovery has taken on a life of it own, with recovery sessions planned after remedial workouts that minimally stress the athlete. There are now multi-million dollar recovery centers manned by "recovery specialists." Is all this necessary? I have my questions. Recovery must be put in the perspective of the training and the training age of the athlete. In this series of posts I will lend my perspective on recovery which will hopefully provide a better understanding of the role and the process as well as stimulate some healthy discussion. More

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Optimal dietary intake guide
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This publication provides general guidelines to help optimize dietary intake for sports competitors. Dietary intake requirements can vary depending upon an individual's energy expenditure, metabolism, state of health, etc. Now more than ever, athletes need accurate sports nutrition information. Optimal nutrition is an integral part of peak performance while an inadequate diet and lack of fuel can limit an athlete's potential for maximum performance. Unfortunately, there is much misinformation available regarding a proper diet for athletes. In the quest for success, many athletes will try any dietary regimen or nutritional supplementation promising a new level of physical performance. However, most often an evaluation and modification of current dietary intake is needed to help maximize peak performance. More

Janet Evans gains endorsement deal
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Janet Evans has a new endorsement contract with Arena after qualifying for the U.S. Olympic trials. The 40-year-old Evans eclipsed the qualifying times for the 400- and 800-meter freestyle, though she is still far off the speed she'll need to be a realistic contender for the Olympic team. More

Young, obese and in surgery
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Though Shani Gofman had been teased for being fat since the fourth grade, she had learned to deal with it. She was a B student and in the drama club at school. She had good friends and a boyfriend she had met through Facebook. She even showed off her curves in spandex leggings and snug shirts. More

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