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Does Body Composition effect performance?

I explore this question in a couple of ways. If you put aside the actual physiological characteristics that lie within the muscle itself (the endurance, strength, speed or power you might have already adapted in the muscles) and just focus on body composition in terms of body weight (mass), body fat, size or height, then there are advantages to manipulating body composition. One of them is the improvement of your relative VO2MAX.. an absolute VO2MAX measurement is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilise under strenuous activity (specific to a sports movement) measured in Litres per minute (L/min). Everyone...

Sports periodization

Sports periodization is the systematic planning of training with the goal of peaking the performance of an athlete or team for a specific event. Periodization training breaks up your overall training cycle in into different phases that each focus on developing something different. My training has followed this basic concept since I first discovered it at university over 6 years ago using periodization to plan my training cycles in preparation for important paddling races during the year. This all depends on how many important races you have and how much time you have which sometimes means sacrificing non-important races for...