Physiological Adaptations: Oxygen Consumption

Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) is defined as the maximal amount of oxygen that can be consumed, transported and utilized within the body during maximal exertion. In the laboratory setting, VO2max is considered the gold standard measure of aerobic fitness. During exercise, oxygen is required to support energy production via oxidative metabolism. The more oxygen one …

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Chronic Effects of Post-Training Cold Water Immersion on Strength

Cold water immersion is a recovery modality often used by athletes in hopes of reducing the delayed onset muscles soreness brought on from strenuous exercise. It’s not uncommon to see entire teams taking ice baths following grueling practices throughout pre-season training camps. However, if you take a look at much of the research, the benefits …

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