OXYGEN UPTAKE AND  TRANSPORT

OXYGEN UPTAKE AND TRANSPORT

VO2 and VO2max A few points from last week’s Blog as a recap: 1. Aerobic exercise means exercise fueled by oxygen. 2. The  rate of oxygen usage is directly associated with the intensity of exercise. 3. The rate of oxygen use is usually expressed as millilitres...
OXYGEN AND VO2max

OXYGEN AND VO2max

Fueling exercise I have described the importance of oxygen for fueling exertion, but it was a long time ago – maybe even before you were reading my blog. It is a fascinating and really important topic if we are to understand some of the mechanisms of exercise so...
WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE?

WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE?

Aerobic or isometric? Nearly all exercise involves a mixture of aerobic and isometric effort though one or the other usually predominates. Most gym fitness training programmes use a mixture.  The recommendations of the Department of Health were updated in 2005 to...
BEFORE AND AFTER EXERCISE

BEFORE AND AFTER EXERCISE

Warming up  For any exercise you are advised to warm up before starting – for anything from a few minutes to half an hour. This is received wisdom for exercise professionals and if you take part in an supervised exercise class the warm up is an integral part of the...
MUSCLES AND EXERCISE

MUSCLES AND EXERCISE

Exercise and physical activity: I have a few more thoughts about the subdivisions of physical activity, stimulated by an article in the International Journal of Cardiovascular Health – and with a title like that you have to pay attention. Their suggestion is...
EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

This Blog is all about exercise and physical activity – what it is, what it does to you, how is it measured and most of all what benefits it brings you. This is not a Blog about particular types of exercise. You will not learn about different exercise regimes, what...