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The Joint Powers during the Standing Long  Jump and Maximum Isokinetic Strength of the  Lower Limb Joints
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The Joint Powers during the Standing Long Jump and Maximum Isokinetic Strength of the Lower Limb Joints
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The jumping motion is a basic movement of the human body and plays a fundamental role in sports and physical performance. Jumping from a standing start with maximum effort exerted at once (the vertical jump) requires maximum power output by the lower limb muscles. However, in jumping motions that involve complex technical aspects associated with ... Read More
 
How CrossFit Improves Your Mental Health

How CrossFit Improves Your Mental Health

The CrossFit Hype What is CrossFit all about anyway? Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, explains Crosfit as a mixture of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. It does not focus on only one part of your body, but rather on building your overall strength and fitness. One of the reasons CrossFit is so popular is it involves varied ... Read More
 
The Clean.

The Clean.

The King of All Exercises Were it not for the snatch, the clean would have but laughable challenges to the title “King of All Exercises.” Oddly, we start our examination of the clean with mention of the snatch, as many of the superlatives attributed to the clean apply equally to the snatch. Clearing the air ... Read More
 

EFFECTS OF DIETARY FRUCTOSE RESTRICTION ON LIVER FAT, DE NOVO LIPOGENESIS AND INSULIN KINETICS IN CHILDREN WITH OBESITY

this study, published in Gastroenterology in February 2017, Jean-Marc Schwarz, Robert Lustig, et al., further analyze the data from a trial exploring the effects of adolescent fructose restriction, previously discussed on 190507. Prior to this trial, a body of evidence had suggested fructose was in some way linked to metabolic distress, particularly fatty liver disease. No study, however, had ... Read More
 
The Amazing Health Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting

The Amazing Health Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic weightlifting is one of the world’s most enduring sports, but what is it that has attracted competitors for thousands of years? Tracing its roots back to ancient Greece and China, weightlifting was one of the seven sports that made up the programme of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Apart from ... Read More
 

DIETARY CARBOHYDRATE RESTRICTION AS THE FIRST APPROACH IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT: CRITICAL REVIEW AND EVIDENCE BASE

In this 2015 review, a team comprising Richard Feinman, Eugene Fine, Eric Westman, and others summarizes the evidence supporting carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in the treatment and management of Type 2 diabetes. The authors provide the following definitions for different calorically restricted diets: Very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (VLCKD): 20-50 g/d of carbohydrate Low-carbohydrate diet: ... Read More
 

F STANDS FOR FRUCTOSE AND FAT

This brief 2013 review published in Nature summarizes two studies investigating the metabolic impact of fructose overconsumption, placing them in the broader context of the scientific literature. Fructose is mechanistically linked to liver fat accumulation. Unlike glucose, fructose can be converted into fat in the liver in a largely unrestricted fashion, and thus high fructose diets can lead to ... Read More