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ISSN Graduate Diploma Podcast

Nov 12, 2018

One central tenet that underpins endurance performance is the maximal rate at which an athlete can sustainably maintain aerobic metabolism. The upper limit of which, is determined by measuring an athlete’s Vo2 max.


This is the maximal rate at which one’s heart can efficiently pump oxygenated blood to working...

Oct 1, 2018

Soft tissues comprise of muscle, tendons and ligaments.

Soft tissue injuries account for 50% of all injuries in youth sport. In the English Premier League, 60% of all injuries are soft tissue related. In American football, it’s almost 70%.

Imagine Liverpool without Mohamed Salah or the Patriots without Tom Brady for...

Sep 17, 2018

In 2009, research by Atherton and colleagues assessed the effects of essential amino acids (EAA’s) and their impact on anabolic signalling. 


The group discovered that key signals for muscle growth, being mTORC-1 and 4EBP1 increased in response to the amino acid 'leucine', but not in response to any other EAA. In...

Sep 3, 2018

Thousands of women across the world pursue physique competitions. Each year, these competitors, dressed in their rhinestone-covered outfits, step on stage among other competitors, displaying their sculpted physiques to a judging panel.


These competitions are judged on a host of aesthetic, appearance criteria, rather...

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...