sports performance

exercise energy systems

Exercise Energy Systems – Where does Energy Come From?

Physical exercise requires of high amounts of energy, but how do we obtain that energy? Through evolution, our metabolism has acquired different exercise energy systems to be able to obtain energy from different substrates, making energy production much more efficient. Understanding the principles of energy metabolism during exercise will make you improve in your discipline …

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paleo diet and sports

Is Paleo Diet Good for Athletes?

The Paleo Diet has been an emerging protocol for dieting and sports in the past years. As it happens with all stablished diets, host of questions regarding their effectiveness enhancing sports performance arise. Athletes, due to their energy expenditures and metabolic adaptations, require of special nutritional protocols. Is Paleo Diet good for athletes, or is …

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Sleep Deprivation and Training

Sleep and Athletic Performance: Practical Applications

Sleep and athletic performance¬†are highly related. A good sleep improves the quality of your training, improves body compositon and brings many more health benefits. Some people refuse sleeping your recommended 7-9h because they believe it’s a waste of time. However, sleep is one of the best things you can do. This is explained by the¬†supercompensation¬†theory, …

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