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Factors to Measure Endurance Performance in Marathon Runners

Factors to Measure Endurance Performance in Marathon Runners

The current world record for running a marathon is 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds. To achieve this, it requires a steady rate of oxygen consumption and the ability to sustain this 80-90% of VO2 max for over 2 hours. Although we usually look at VO2 max for runners...

What Muscles Are Used During Running?

What Muscles Are Used During Running?

Running includes both a stance phase and swing phase. The stance phase is where the leg is in contact with the ground and includes several sub-phases: Initial contact - This is the moment when the foot makes meets the ground. The point of contact of the foot with the...

The Case for Pre Sleep Protein

The Case for Pre Sleep Protein

When deciding which kind of protein to have, it mainly comes down to dietary preferences. Most literature recommends either casein or whey as they provide all the necessary amino acids and high amounts of leucine, the amino acid that is thought to “trigger” muscle...

Are There Foods That Can Calm Your Stomach Down?

Are There Foods That Can Calm Your Stomach Down?

It’s an unfortunate truth, but we all suffer from diarrhea every now and then. Luckily, there are foods that can help calm your stomach down. Generally, focusing on bland foods is best tolerated. Some of you might know the BRAT diet which focused on bananas, rice,...

Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal Of The Day?

Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal Of The Day?

We have all heard, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. While I’m not sure I completely agree, I do know that breakfast is important. Starting your day off with a protein and nutrient-dense meal or snack can help set you up for success. As the name...

What Are Macronutrients? How Are They Used When Exercising?

What Are Macronutrients? How Are They Used When Exercising?

In regards to macronutrients and exercise, simply put, your body uses one of two fuel sources: fat and carbohydrates. Both are used to some extent all the time, but the proportion changes depending on the intensity of the activity. At lower intensities, like walking,...

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