Research

If you’re anything like me, you love research. Like, really enjoy it more than you should. Research is, in my opinion, what makes the world tick – someone took a lot of time and, presumably, a boat load of grant money to figure out if cashew apple juice supplementation really did enhance fat utilization. 11536717_10100887910352392_6639392312186976930_n

I have decided to put together a list of places to find great research along with articles I have read and loved. Feel free to suggest your own and share them in the comments below – they may just make it to our list of favorites!


Research and Where to Find It

PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
– PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/
– Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.


Favorite Articles

Metabolic profile of high intensity intermittent exercises, TABATA, IZUMI; IRISAWA, KOUICHI; KOUZAKI, MOTOKI; NISHIMURA, KOUJI; OGITA, FUTOSHI; MIYACHI, MOTOHIKO, Paper Link
– Abstract: To evaluate the magnitude of the stress on the aerobic and the anaerobic energy release systems during high intensity bicycle training, two commonly used protocols (IE1 and IE2) were examined during bicycling. IE1 consisted of one set of 6-7 bouts of 20-s exercise at an intensity of approximately 170% of the subject’s maximal oxygen uptake (·VO2max) with a 10-s rest between each bout. IE2 involved one set of 4-5 bouts of 30-s exercise at an intensity of approximately 200% of the subject’s ·VO2max and a 2-min rest between each bout. The accumulated oxygen deficit of IE1 (69± 8 ml·kg-1, mean ± SD) was significantly higher than that of IE2 (46 ± 12 ml·kg-1, N = 9, p< 0.01). The accumulated oxygen deficit of IE1 was not significantly different from the maximal accumulated oxygen deficit (the anaerobic capacity) of the subjects (69 ± 10 ml·kg-1), whereas the corresponding value for IE2 was less than the subjects’ maximal accumulated oxygen deficit (P < 0.01). The peak oxygen uptake during the last 10 s of the IE1 (55 ± 6 ml·kg-1·min-1) was not significantly less than the ·VO2max of the subjects (57± 6 ml·kg-1·min-1). The peak oxygen uptake during the last 10 s of IE2 (47 ± 8 ml·kg-1·min-1) was lower than the·VO2max (P < 0.01). In conclusion, this study showed that intermittent exercise defined by the IE1 protocol may tax both the anaerobic and aerobic energy releasing systems almost maximally.

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