Through many studies, we now know that the ingestion of carbohydrates during exercise longer than 30 minutes enhances exercise capacity – also called endurance capacity – and improves exercise performance. The proposed mechanisms by which this takes place have been reviewed in a previous blog that I encourage you to
We often focus on the nutritional strategies before and during exercise to optimize exercise performance. However, the post-exercise period is as important as the pre- and during- exercise periods, especially when competitions or training sessions are close in time to each other and the recovery time between them is limited.
Our society has often pushed us towards the search for new limits within different fields of our life, and exercise performance has not been an exception here. We are constantly seeking new strategies to become stronger, to improve our endurance, to get faster, and to ultimately break new records. However,
It is undeniable that carbohydrate intake during exercise enhances exercise performance, especially during endurance events, in a dose-response relationship. However, in order to properly plan the carbohydrate intake during the competition or training session it is indispensable to understand the mechanism of absorption of carbohydrates in the intestine. We sometimes
Science is making huge advances within the human physiology and metabolism fields. As a result, the traditional understanding of many events, molecules, processes, etc. within such fields is being challenged or even proved to be incorrect. Ideas change over time as knowledge builds up. To be precise, besides these ideas
Probably because of my background in biochemistry, the molecular mechanisms that allow our body to maintain homeostasis and ensure that all physiological functions work perfectly well have always fascinated me. Besides, I believe that understanding them also helps us get the big picture of the interconnection of the different physiological