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This is the best of the exercise physiology websites available. With sports science information from leading experts, you can find the latest on thermogenesis, training in dance, and other subjects useful for those into fitness training… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Hiking: is hill walking responsible for causing hip and knee injuries?

The causes of hip and knee injuries

Strength Training: understanding your nervous system will lead to muscular strengthening

How to improve your performance by optimizing the functioning of your nervous system

How physiological, biochemical and neural systems influence your training and competition performance

Different physiological systems determine performance under different conditions

Body composition: the difference between sprinters and distance runners muscular system

Why sprinters have a natural advantage over distance runners...

How cold weather affects sports performance

Cold weather training: what your mother forgot to tell you

How exercise protects and strengthens your heart (1)

How exercise protects your heart: 1

How exercise protects and strengthens your heart (2)

How exercise protects your heart: 2

Foot pain: does your foot anatomy affect your injury rate?

Foot Structure & Injury Rates

fat burning zone

Fat burning zone - Why athletes, fitness enthusiasts and slimmers should steer clear of the fat burning zone

Osteoporosis: maximising bone mass will protect your bones

Adolescent exercise offers long-term protection for bones

Sport and Ethnicity

Is your sporting talent predetermined by your ancestry?

Sport and Ethnicity 2

Is your sporting talent predetermined by your ancestry?

Sweating in the gym: research suggests human sweat kills bacteria

Exercise Equipment: How sweat sweeps away gym germs

Anxiety before a competition can lead to insomnia

How crucial is a good night's sleep before a major event?

Fat burning: train your metabolism to use up those calories

Endurance-type training usually enhances your muscles' abilities to metabolise fat

The ambidextrous athlete: by working on your non-dominant leg you can improve your symmetry and your speed

A practical guide on how to identify your own dominant side and bring the other side up to par

Sports equipment: does the 'Kool-it' device benefit athletes competing in hot weather?

Research suggests 'Kool-it' will not improve the conditions of a cyclist in the heat

lactate threshold | lactate training

Lactate Threshold and Lactate Training: What the latest research says about your lactate threshold and lactate training

High-altitude eating

High-altitude Eating: Follow this eating plan to stop high altitude getting you down.

Synchronising muscles with heart

Synchronising Muscles With Heart: Should athletes attempt to synchronize muscular contractions with heart rates during workouts and competitive efforts? At first glance, the idea seems like a strange one, but scientific research suggests that it might be the right thing to do.

weight loss | high intensity workouts | low intensity workouts

If you want to lose weight, should you sizzle or saunter during your workouts?

Post workout burn

Post Workout Burn: After you've finished a workout, your body is not finished working.

Swimmers - Is fatter faster?

Swimmers - Is Fatter Faster?

Altitude v sea level

Why has the progression of world records slumped since endurance athletes began training at altitude?

Muscle and glucose

Muscle And Glucose: Why doesn't muscle use glucose straight from the bloodstream as required?

Exercise, endocrin and eichotech

Exercise endocrinology and the myth of the Eicotech diet.

Carbo-fattening?

Let' s consider the question of whether a high-carb diet promotes greater body fat storage.

Exercise-induced diarrhoea

Exercise-induced Diarrhoea

The eyes: soccer

The Eyes: Soccer: What makes a topnotch football player different from a mediocre performer? One key difference is in the way their eyes move, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool and the University of Manchester.

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