Archivo de September 2011

From superfit to superfat

By Iñigo Mujika , el 22 de September de 2011

As some of you already know, I have been an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance since the journal was created back in 2005. The stated mission of the Int J Sports Physiol Perform is to advance the knowledge of sport and exercise physiologists, sport scientists, sport physicians, and sport-performance researchers. The journal promotes the publication of research in sport physiology and related disciplines that has direct practical application to enhancing sport performance, preventing decrements in performance, or enhancing recovery of athletes.

One of my tasks as Associate Editor is to write the editorial for the journal every so often. The September 2011 issue just published my latest editorial, entitled “From superfit to superfat”, which deals with the similarities between the metabolic changes that highly trained athletes suffer when they stop training, and the characteristics of the metabolic syndrome, which is induced by insufficient physical exercise and poor dietary habits and is fast becoming a global epidemic of apocalyptic proportions.

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Sport science in high performance sport

By Iñigo Mujika , el 6 de September de 2011

Lactate testing on triathlete Ainhoa Murua.

People are often surprised when they hear speak about sport science. Is there really such a thing as sport science? Is there a difference between sport science and exercise science? What do sport scientists actually do? I could try to answer these questions, but instead of that, I will let you read the abstract and conclusion of a 2008 paper by Dr. Bill Sands, who has been there, done that in the world of high performance sport. You can also read the entire article here.

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