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Run v. Bike And Other Calorie-Burning Questions

Why your cardio machine's calorie count isn't quite right.<p>I got an e-mail from a reader recently asking about the relative calorie consumption of biking versus running. Using typical calculators like the Compendium of Physical Activities, he felt as though there was a big mismatch in effort between …

Fitness

Tylenol Boosts Performance in Hot Conditions

Blocking pain and lowering core temperature (or both) increases endurance.<p>This is a really interesting new study from Lex Mauger of the University of Kent, just published inthe journal <i>Experimental Physiology</i> (abstract here; press release here). It's quite simple: have volunteers cycle to exhaustion …

Acetaminophen

What's The Most Effective Length for Interval Repetitions?

A meta-analysis finds that 3- to 5-minute intervals produce the biggest VO2max boost.<p>Every once in a while, I get a reminder that Twitter really can be useful. In this case, it was a tweet from Andy Jones pointing out an interesting detail in a new study that I might otherwise have missed. The …

Exercise

When To Stop Strength Training

Timing your taper right could boost muscle power on race day.<p>Some food for thought if you're planning to phase out resistance training leading up to an important competition. Here's a graph from a meta-analysis on the effects of stopping resistance training on muscular performance, published …

Exercise

When Exercise and Supplements Don't Mix

Another study finds that resveratrol interferes with the benefits of exercise.<p>Back in July, I wrote about a study in which it appeared that resveratrol (a much-hyped antioxidant) seemed to block the fitness benefits of aerobic training. A group of men exercised, half took resveratrol and the other …

Diabetes

Beet Juice for Milers

A new study tests the popular performance-booster on elite middle-distance runners.<p>Over the past few years, I've written a lot about the potential endurance-boosting effects of beet juice. Unlike the vast majority of supposed performance-enhancers, the claims are actually backed by some pretty …

Research

Short v. Long Intervals

Two sides of the same coin, or completely different workouts?<p>Here's an interesting graph to consider:<p>It comes from a paper by Nigel Stepto and his colleagues, then at the University of Cape Town, back in 1999. This particular version of it is redrawn in a review on physiological adaptations to …

Haile Gebrselassie's World Record Marathon Fueling Plan

See what Geb consumed en route to his first WR in Berlin in 2007.<p>A quick tidbit from a PowerBar-sponsored presentation after the New York marathon, given by exercise physiologist Trent Stellingwerff (who used to work for PowerBar's parent company, Nestle): the fueling plan used by Haile …

Marathons

7 Surprising Dangers of Running a Marathon

Thinking about signing up for 26.2? Before you do, consider the risks you'll be taking.<p>Marathons have never been more popular, as statistics somewhere probably show. This is very good news for people who like to watch marathons, and for businesses that sell Band-Aids and Vaseline, and for whoever …

University of Florida

Probiotics Boost Running Performance in Heat

Supplement may protect against gut damage associated with exercise, heat.<p>Quick note about an interesting study on probiotics and running, just published in the <i>European Journal of Applied Physiology</i> by Australian researchers. The idea they wanted to test was along the following lines:<p>- Running (and …

Eat Protein for Breakfast to Control Appetite

Women who ate high-protein meals reported feeling more satiated, study finds.<p>Science has confirmed what dietitians have been suggesting for weight management for years: have your toast (or bagel or pancakes) with a side of eggs or yogurt. The proteinwill help curb your appetite.<p>Researchers at the …

Nutrition

Start Fast or Pace Evenly?

Study suggests that a slightly fast start may pay off.<p>There's a longstanding debate about whether even pacing in always best in long (i.e. more than about four minutes) races. Physiologically, it makes sense -- but when you look at the actual pacing patterns of world records, they almost …

Marathons