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ISSN Graduate Diploma Podcast

Aug 20, 2018

Almost 50 percent of our body structure is given over to the complex, multi-nucleated endocrine organ, we call skeletal muscle. 

 

Packed with cylindrical cells, bundled into compartments, wrapped in connective tissue and delicately interwoven by supplies of blood vessels and nerves, our skeletal muscle is the source...


Aug 6, 2018

The sport performance-enhancing effects of caffeine are well-founded, particularly in endurance exercise. In research, such results are commonly presented as mean cohort responses. However, when assessing the individual responses of caffeine on sports performance, the ergogenic effects aren’t quite so pervasive,...


Jul 23, 2018

I’d like to think we’ve all been there, at least once. That feeling of waking up in the morning, after that tough workout, only to find that building contractors have moved in and poured concrete where your thigh muscles used to be. Your calves feel strung like a ukulele and your glutes feel on the verge of...


Jul 8, 2018

Episode three:

 

Without question, one of the most important adaptations for improving endurance performance is to increase the mass of mitochondrial proteins. This allows for the closer matching between energy demands and energy production. This adaptation is accompanied by increases in capillary density, energy...


Jun 25, 2018

Episode two:

Almost a century ago, two inquisitive Danes by the names August Krogh and Johannes Lindhard offered one of the first insights into what today, we consider a cardinal tenet of Sports Nutrition practice; which is: When looking to perform at one’s best, having enough available carbohydrates is essential for...