3 Weeks of Post-Exercise Sauna Increased Run Time To Exhaustion by 32%
Sauna bathing increased run time to exhaustion by 32%, which is equivalent to an enhancement of approximately 1.9% in an endurance time trial. Plasma and red-cell volumes increased by 7.1% and 3.5% respectively, after sauna relative to control.
Exercise Can Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Exercise has potential to improve non-motor as well as motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, including cognitive function, report investigators. Executive function, attention and memory, and global cognitive function improved after either aerobic or resistance exercise in people with Parkinson’s.
Exercise Training Impacts Skeletal Muscle Gene Expression
3 months of high-intensity interval training once a week combined with strength training twice a week increased the activity of genes involved in the mood-enhancing effects of tryptophan metabolism via the kynurenine pathway in healthy older men.
Resveratrol Enhances Exercise-Induced Cellular & Functional Adaptations of Skeletal Muscle In Older Men & Women
Older men and women that supplemented 500 mg of resveratrol a day combined with aerobic and resistance exercise for 12 weeks improved mitochondrial density and muscle fatigue and had a 45.3% increase in muscle fiber area and a 20% increase in total muscle fiber myonuclei compared to men in the placebo group.
Pushup Capacity Could Be No-Cost Way To Assess Cardio Risks
Men able to do more than 40 push-ups had a 96% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events compared with those able to do less than 10 push-ups. Push-up capacity had a stronger inverse association with heart disease than aerobic fitness estimated by a sub-maximal treadmill test.
Muscular strength, an important component of physical fitness, has an independent role in the prevention of chronic diseases whereas muscular weakness is strongly related to functional limitations and physical disability. Making muscular strength inversely and independently associated with all-cause mortality.
Too much of a good thing is bad right? A new study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that exercise is a clear exception. It found that any level of cardiovascular fitness — including the kind you’d see from elite athletes — is linked to staying alive longer.
Cardio Exercise & Strength Training Affect Hormones Differently
Strength training and cardio exercise affect the body differently with regard to the types of hormones they release into the blood, new research shows. One of the conclusions of the study is that cardio exercise produces a far greater amount of the metabolic hormone FGF21 than strength training.
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New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. The groundbreaking study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine -- giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited.
Consumption of sodium bicarbonate (300 mg/kg 1-2 h before exercise) can temporarily increase blood bicarbonate concentrations, enhancing extracellular buffering of hydrogen ions which accumulate and efflux from the working muscle. Such 'bicarbonate loading' provides an ergogenic strategy for sporting events involving high rates of anaerobic glycolysis which are otherwise limited by the body's capacity to manage the progressive increase in intracellular acidity. Studies show that bicarbonate loading strategies have a moderate positive effect on the performance of sports involving 1-7 min of sustained strenuous exercise, and may also be useful for prolonged sports involving intermittent or sustained periods of high-intensity work rates.
Baking Soda Intake Improves High Intensity Performance
Sodium bicarbonate intake has been shown to improve exercise tolerance, but the effects on high-intensity intermittent exercise are less clear. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the effect of sodium bicarbonate intake on Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 2 performance in trained young men. In conclusion, high-intensity intermittent exercise performance is improved by prior intake of sodium bicarbonate in trained young men, with concomitant elevations in blood alkalosis and peak blood lactate levels, as well as lowered rating of perceived exertion.
Restricting Exercise Decreases Neural Stem Cells & Lowers Oxygen Levels In The Body
Both astronauts and patients affected by chronic movement-limiting pathologies face impairment in muscle and/or brain performance. Increased patient survival expectations and the expected longer stays in space by astronauts may result in prolonged motor deprivation and consequent pathological effects. Severe movement limitation can influence not only the motor and metabolic systems but also the nervous system, altering neurogenesis and the interaction between motoneurons and muscle cells.
Armwrestling is a sport in which two opponents, positioned opposite each other and each with an elbow on a stable surface, grasp the other’s hand and attempt to push the opponent’s arm down to the surface. Competitive armwrestling may be performed in either a standing or sitting position, and players may participate in both right- and left-handed contests. Played both casually and competitively, arm wrestling, also known as wristwrestling or arm sports, has roots that began in antiquity and continue today.
How To Use Amino Acids For Muscle Gain, Appetite Control, Injury Repair, Ketosis And More
It seems these days that the building blocks of proteins, affectionately known as “amino acids”, are viewed as tiny little gold nuggets that bestow superhuman powers upon anyone lucky enough to stumble upon them in a sports gel, capsule, fizzy drink or cocktail.