Sore muscles – development, prevention, treatment

Aching muscles are muscular pains that occur after unaccustomed greater stress. The main causes of muscle soreness are unaccustomed, unusually long or strong physical activities, which often occur in connection with the overestimation of one’s own resilience. This pain occurs with a time delay and only during movement, especially when the corresponding muscles are stretched. …

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Body Mass Index vs. Waist Hip Quotient vs. Body Fat Percentage

The Body Mass Index (BMI) has recently come under increasing criticism. The main argument is that it doesn’t, for example, determine whether a person is a strength athlete (then a high body mass index is normal) or a marathon runner (then a low body mass index would be normal). Even the body fat percentage of …

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Henneman size Principle

The Henneman Size Principle (Original: “Henneman Size Principle” after the American neurophysiologist Elwood Henneman) describes the cooperation of neurons in the respective motor units. Furthermore, the cooperation of the motor units among each other and each other in the skeletal muscles . Henneman developed the size principle of the same name through special experiments over …

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Stress zones aka heart rate zones

In order to avoid overloading or underloading your training sessions, it is important that you remain within your personal heart rate ranges. By training with pulse control you are able to design and control your training individually according to your personal heart rate zones. The following reasons speak for it: One way to calculate the …

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Lactate and the individual anaerobic threshold (IANS)

Lactate Lactate is simply a salt of lactic acid. Hence also the common expression that an athlete is “over acidified” when he can no longer continue running, cycling, etc.. Production of lactate The lactate value in the blood is the result of continuous production and elimination of lactate throughout the body. This also explains the …

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Physical Condition: The 5 basic motor skills

The term endurance is often equated with condition, but is only a part of it. The term condition refers to the 5 basic motor skills of a person: The distribution of these abilities is individual and very differently distributed. So it can also be explained that there are talents in various sports.   Condition – …

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