News tagged with muscle performance
High-intensity, short duration warm up activities at half time intervals boost athletic performance, a study of soccer players has found.
Health May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Sport and exercise academics at the University of Derby have discovered that wearing a heavy backpack during physical activity, such as that worn by the military on exercise, can significantly decrease performance.
Health May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 4
Kidney disease patients who have slower walking speed on physical performance tests seem to be more burdened by their disease than patients who perform well on lower extremity physical performance tests, according to a study ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Impact of training sessions and matches on the bodies and physical performance of women football players
UPV/EHU researchers have measured the changes that take place in women as a result of the training sessions and matches throughout one season. There is a tendency for fat to be reduced and muscle mass to increase, and physical ...
Health Apr 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New design guidelines simplify development of targeted therapies for muscular dystrophy and other diseases
The dystrophin protein offers critical support to muscle fibers. Mutations affecting dystrophin's expression cause the muscle-wasting disease muscular dystrophy. In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), these ...
Genetics Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—With a little exercise and dieting, overweight people with type 2 diabetes can still train their fat cells to produce a hormone believed to spur HDL cholesterol production, report medical researchers from ...
Medical research Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Sprinters competing in the 2012 Olympics might assume their championship performance is the result of their fuel-efficient physiology.
Other Aug 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
As you prepare to watch the world's best athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympics, have you thought about what distinguishes elite sprinters from long-distance athletes?
Other Jul 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on June 30 has shown that caffeine boosts power in older muscles, suggesting the stimulant could aid elderly people to maintain their strength, reducing ...
Health Jun 28, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0
A natural compound found in some fruits, nuts and red wine may enhance exercise training and performance, demonstrates newly published medical research from the University of Alberta.
Health Jun 19, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
An Indiana University study that looked at performance differences between male and female childhood athletes found little difference in certain age groups, even though boys and girls rarely compete against each other in ...
Health May 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- In older adults, diabetes correlates with slower walking speed, and diabetes-linked reductions in muscle strength and worse muscle quality contribute to these walking limitations, according ...
Diabetes May 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For patients admitted to an emergency department with chest pain, use of a contemporary or highly sensitive test for levels of troponin I (a protein in muscle tissue) may help rule-out a diagnosis of heart attack, while changes ...
Cardiology Dec 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Muscle performance and fitness are partly determined by how well your muscle cells use sugar as a fuel source. In turn, exercising improves the muscle's ability to take up sugars from the bloodstream and burn ...
Genetics Nov 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Fast muscles, such as the thigh muscle in a sprinter, deliver energy quickly but fatigue quickly. Slow muscles, such as the soleus muscle in the lower calf, are less forceful but important for posture and endurance. Researchers ...
Genetics Jun 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 2 |
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