Endurance exercise is usually done by people living across a range of environments. This means humidity, temperature and exposure to the sun vary largely. These conditions in combination with metabolic rate and clothing worn increase the body’s core temperature, which in turn is seen through increased blood flow to the skin and…
I am the “Everything” in everything
While you run, ride, swim or just sleep
My most special form is in you – moving
I am the air you breathe – shallow or deep
‘Less is More’ is an old adage which is oft spoken of, to keep things simple and optimum. Yet when it comes to fitness and working out, the ‘problem of plenty’ overrides the mindset of the fitness aficionado. If fitness were the Roman colosseum, most of us amateur, recreational athletes, would find…
It is well established that carbohydrate and fat act as the primary sources of fuel during endurance exercise depending on the intensity and duration. However, while fat stores in the body are abundant, carbohydrate stores are limited. In fact, it is suggested that stored carbohydrates can only provide energy for ~3h of endurance exercise. As a result, this becomes a limiting factor submaximal endurance performance. Hence, fatigue during endurance exercise is usually associated with depletion of blood glucose and stored muscle glycogen.
Muscles are torn on the tracks, fed in the kitchen and built in bed!
That’s how vital rest is for fitness!
Ironical? Hear this out…
Rest and recovery is also an important aspect of any exercise program because it allows the body time to repair and strengthen itself in between workouts.
In order to understand how to recover properly, the definition must be recognized and the difference between rest and recovery established.