Warm up before running. Stretching
Warm up before a run is often overlooked. And this despite our knowledge from the very first gym class that stretching necessarily precede sports. Excuses may be different. For example,…

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Useful properties of joint and muscle gymnastics
  Welcome friends! Today I want to talk about the benefits of joint and muscle exercises that we do at the beginning of each yoga class. In this article I…

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How to improve special endurance

 

Special endurance in such types, as walking, running, on average, long-distance, marathon running, daily running and longer runs is the leading quality that maintains the desired speed of movement throughout the course.

Because the biological mechanisms of appearance of different types of endurance, depending on the duration and intensity of exercise fundamentally or essentially different, and the choice of means and methods must be appropriate. Thus, in the speed-power kinds of endurance

is the ability of nerve cells and muscles to work actively in the conditions of lack of oxygen mainly due to the accumulated internal energy – anaerobic endurance.

With increasing duration of continuous exercise endurance depends on coordinated work of locomotor system, internal organs and from the “performance” of the cardiovascular Continue reading

Alcohol and fitness is a sore subject! Why drinking is bad

It is a complex process, to understand that no “pint” is not easy… Joke! Actually, when you drink alcohol, your body (liver) converts to acetaldehyde and then to acetate . Acetate is a derivative of acetic acid. His body decomposes to carbon dioxide and water are the final products of decay.

Up to 10% of alcohol is excreted in unchanged form is excreted in the breath, sweat, urine. Another small portion ( 5% ) is deposited in the form of fat.

Poor health is associated with high levels of acetaldehyde and acetate. For our body is even more toxic substances than alcohol. The problem is often compounded by low-quality alcohol contain impurities, fusel oils, organic acids and aldehydes .

During the processing the body of alcohol, to force the energy is released – 7 calories per 1 g of ethanol. Continue reading

Stress hormone cortisol why it leads to obesity and muscle breakdown

 

With trastovyy hormone called cortisol when it is produced by the body, why it leads to obesity and muscle breakdown, and whether it is possible to reduce the levels.

What is cortisol?

The hormone cortisol is produced by the body in stressful or emergency situations, with a strong physical exertion or lack of nutrition. The normal level is 10 μg/dl, but under stress he rises to 80 μg/dl, and a strong shock

to 180 μg/dl.

Considering the cases of increasing cortisol, it is easy to see that this is a kind of protective reaction of the organism: in shock cortisol helps to act faster, with little food makes you look for food. during exercise gives you explosive strength (1) .

The mechanism of action of cortisol

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