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Performance Science

by Dr. Loren Bertocci

Increasing strength for Crossfit Games Training

by Loren Bertocci, Ph.D I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Masters Crossfit Games in Madison WI. To the extent the schedule allowed, I watched every heat of every masters event. When masters heats were concurrent at two different… Continue Reading →

The Endurance Adaptation Part 4

by Loren A. Bertocci, Ph.D In my last three articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) , I wrote about the adaptations that occur, as a result of training, within the myocardium and outwards towards the spaces outside of skeletal… Continue Reading →

The Endurance Adaptation – Part 3

by Loren Bertocci, Ph.D The Endurance Adaptation – Part 3 In my last two articles (Part 1, Part 2) , I wrote about the adaptations that occur, as a result of training, within the myocardium and outwards towards the spaces… Continue Reading →

The Endurance Adaptation – Part 2

In my last article, I wrote about the adaptations that occur, as a result of training, within the myocardium. This is the whole-body central adaptation that responds to almost any kind of activity that increases the workload of the myocardium…. Continue Reading →

Want to help your aging muscles? Research suggests interval training

I’m a jogger, and I love to run three or four miles at a steady pace. But I recently read an article that has me rethinking my approach. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic wanted to find out how the effects… Continue Reading →

The Endurance Adaptation – Part 1

In past articles, I have written about mitochondria. One way to think about mitochondria is that they perform the final committed step to actually make ATP. That final step involves two linked components: the reaction that converts oxygen (O2) to… Continue Reading →

What I’ve noticed since I started taking Origins: a better mood

In my 40s, I experienced some emotional turbulence. That’s a polite way of saying I danced a few duets with mild to moderate depression—particularly in the winter (hello, seasonal affective disorder). It wasn’t debilitating—not manic or anything like that. But… Continue Reading →

Why Increasing Mitochondria Improves Training

What Are Mitochondria and Why Should Any Of Us Care? Anyone involved in a physical activity that requires the use of skeletal muscle has, or at least should have, some interest in where the energy needed by skeletal muscle actually… Continue Reading →

The Science of CNS Fatigue

By Loren Bertocci, PhD I have just fielded several questions about central (aka Central Nervous System, or “CNS”) fatigue. So, I thought I would take a stab at demystifying this concept. Apologies in advance if any of this seems to presume… Continue Reading →

Lactate and Lactic Acidosis: The Science

by Loren Bertocci, Ph.D I get many questions about lactic acid (lactate) and “lactic acidosis,” so I thought I would provide a bit of information to help everyone out there understand what it is, where it comes from, and what… Continue Reading →

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