Category Archives: Exercise Physiology

Thoughts on Delayed Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) occurs 12-24 hours after you performed a new exercise at too high of a volume or intensity that the body was not ready to handle. Can anyone relate to going for a random run with … Continue reading

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Mindful vs. Mindless Repetitions

In regards to resistance training, practice doesn’t lead to perfect. There is a difference between practicing an exercise and practicing an exercise well.  The latter allows true neuro-muscular development.  For optimal muscular adaptations you must be aware of your body … Continue reading

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Plyometric Training: who needs it? when do you do it? how do you do it?

Plyometric exercise is a training technique that was designed specifically to improve an athlete’s ability to perform explosive power through manipulation of elastic properties of the muscle’s connective tissue and the muscle’s stretch reflex protective mechanism. Plyometric exercises are meant … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Strength Training to Failure

The Pros and Cons of Training a Muscle Failure Research has shown that performing multiple sets is superior to single sets (1, 2). For example, if you perform 3 sets 8 squats you will achieve greater strength gains than if … Continue reading

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Common Myths and Fallacies

“Truth is the most valuable thing we have.” Mark Twain 1. Food eaten after 8pm will turn to fat.  No, not necessarily. If you have eaten more calories than what you burned that day it will turn into fat.  If … Continue reading

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Metabolic Pathways & Energy Requirements

Energy Requirements & Metabolism FOOD = FUEL:  The macronutrients our bodies require for optimal health is carbohydrate (CHO), fat, protein. It is important that we consume the right proportions of each macronutrient in order to get the energy that sustains … Continue reading

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