Academic News, Fitness News, News

Could you benefit from cold-water immersion?

The use of cold-water immersion (CWI) for post-exercise recovery has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. We’ve all seen the images and heard about athletes jumping in ice baths or cold water post game (just like Andy Murray after winning Wimbledon). However is it for everyone?

T3623236c00000578-3683503-image-a-41_1468177484013he International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance by Human Kinetics has recently published an article focusing specifically on why some of the current literature may show variability and disparity in the effectiveness of CWI for recovery of athletic performance by examining the body temperature and cardiovascular responses underpinning CWI and how they are related to performance benefits.

This review also examines how individual characteristics (such as physique traits), differences in water-immersion protocol (depth, duration, temperature) and exercise type (endurance vs maximal) interact with these mechanisms. Continue reading

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Fitness News, Webinars

Free webinar – Assessment of movement quality: panacea or false dawn?

As we continue to work with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) we are happy to announce our latest webinar of the series – Assessment of movement quality: panacea or false dawn?

Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Time: 3 pm BST
Presenter: Robert McCunn

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Academic News, Courses, Fitness News

Learn how to take dumbbell classes

Dumbbell TrainingThe Dumbbell Training course clearly defines the art and science of dumbbell training so you can develop professional resistance training programmes for fitness and sport.

This course uses the book Dumbbell Training to offer 15 programmes for increasing power, speed, agility and balance. The concepts covered can be used with clients and athletes across a number of sports.

An accompanying study guide outlines the course’s learning objectives, helping you focus on the important concepts within the text. The study guide includes a table of contents, course syllabus, key terminology, chapter activities and a referenced study guide answer key.

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Events, Fitness News

The International Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference

ISENC LogoNorthumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
16th to 18th December, 2014

The conference offers a comprehensive review of the effects of diet and exercise on health and performance, with particular focus on sport and lifestyle factors that influence health.

Leading international speakers including Sir Chris Hoy and Haile Gebrselassie will present the latest evidence and encourage discussion and interaction.

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Academic News, Books

An in-depth discussion of physiological adaptation

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, 2nd Edition provides an in-depth discussion of physiological adaptation to exercise.

Additions to this second edition focus on cutting-edge knowledge in sport science and sports medicine, including the latest information on physiological adaptations to exercise, current trends for training for power, speed and agility, sport supplementation and performance-enhancing drugs and groundbreaking information on training in heat and cold and at altitude.

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Caffeine more effective than banned stimulant

Caffeine DrinkBoth caffeine and pseudoephedrine are recognised to be central nervous system stimulants but during competition caffeine is a permitted substance, whereas pseudoephedrine is a banned substance.

A new study, published in International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism not only confirmed the performance enhancing benefits of caffeine (CAF), but showed that it is actually more effective than an illegal dose of pseudoephedrine (PSE).

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Academic News

Lying to win

PlaceboThe early history of placebos reveals how lies have been used by credentialed professionals to achieve desired outcomes.

An article in the November issue of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance introduces an intriguing Thomas Jefferson quote from 1807 addressing “pious fraud”: “One of the most successful physicians I have ever known has assured me that he used more bread pills, drops of colored water and powders of hickory ashes, than of all other medicines put together”.

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The truths and myths about the world’s most popular supplement

Caffeine for Sports Performance is the definitive resource on caffeine and its use and impact on sports performance.

Based on the most recent research, studies and guidelines, this guide is ideal for athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve training and competition.

Caffeine for Sports Performance provides plenty of practical tips for using caffeine and readers will find the sidebars featuring interviews with top athletes and coaches regarding their experiences using caffeine particularly interesting.

It provides new insight into current attitudes towards caffeine and how those attitudes have changed over the years.

Price: £12.99 I €16.90

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