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This is the best of the exercise physiology websites available. With sports science information from leading experts, you can find the latest on thermogenesis, training in dance, and other subjects useful for those into fitness training… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

Cycling training: recent research on bone density in pro cyclists makes for uncomfortable reading

Cycling has traditionally been regarded as one of the healthiest sports around

Physiology in sport: keeping your hands cool can help your performance

Why cooling your hands provides performance benefits in hot conditions

Conditioning and physiology: how to train and compete in hot weather

Why hot-weather training is a delicate balance between staying cool and hydrated while performing at a competitive level

Athlete physiology: research suggests there are positive health implications of being both fat and fit!

The risks of chronic diseases are lower in the fat-fit athletes

Metabolic rate: sports training has a significant effect on weight gain and weight loss

The effects sports and fitness training has on our metabolic rate and calorific needs

Endurance training: understanding your slow twitch muscle fibres will boost performance

Muscles and muscle fibre

Achilles tendon injuries: A full guide

Achilles Tendonitis: Symptoms, prevention techniques and treatments

Speed and power training: understanding your fast twitch muscles will boost performance

The role of muscles and muscle fibre in sprinting

Core exercises: isometric and isotonic strength training

Core stability training

Core training: strengthening the back and abdominal muscles

Your core (back and abdominal muscles) are key to optimum sports performance. This area acts as a transmission, allowing your limbs to exert maximum force and power. A weak core can lead to reduced sports performance, as it may not allow you to direct all the power you’re generating where you need – through the track, for example, if you are a sprinter.

Diabetes in sport: how athletes can train and compete with the right treatment

The relationship between the athlete, diabetes and sport

The aerobic and anaerobic energy systems

Training the right energy system in relation to your sport will ensure optimum performance. By John Shepherd.

Diabetes doesn't have to spell the end for an athlete's career

The right management strategy can help diabetic athletes to continue to train and compete

Fat Burning: using body fat instead of carbohydrates as fuel

Fat oxidation through intense exercise

Heart Rate Variability Analysis- how to improve your training performance

Heart rate variability analysis – a training tool you can’t ignore

Central Nervous System- how CNS training can improve sports performance

Brain over brawn – CNS training for enhanced performance

Mountaineering: physiological and psychological training

How climbers can prepare effectively for living and exercising at altitude

Don’t Be a Slave to Heart Rate Training Zones!

Heart Rate Monitors may not be the best way to predict VO2 Max and monitor overtraining

Aerobic and Anaerobic Energy Systems

Understanding your Energy Systems for Endurance and Speed Training

Agility Training: Improving Sporting Reaction Times

How visual acuity and auditory signals can affect your performance in sport.

Can body fat loss and lean muscle gain be targeted with nutritional supplements?

Can body fat loss and lean muscle gain be targeted with nutritional supplements?

Body type training – are we slaves to our ‘body type’ genes?

Body type training – are we slaves to our ‘body type’ genes?

Understand the body's use of oxygen during exercise

Oxygen kinetics – start smart for a mean finish!

Does exercise affect brain function?

Effects of maximal exercise on the brain

Football players' balance is inferior

Comparison of standing balance in dancers and football players

Physiology in Rowing

New methods of monitoring elite rowers

Rowing Performance Dependent on Height

Recipe for the perfect rower

Face-cooling improves sports performance

The effects of face-cooling during hyperthermic exercise

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