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Saturday, 7 Aug 2021

The meaning of your VO2max

Your VO2max Last week I explained how you could measure your own fitness level as your VO2max. Since you are…

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Saturday, 31 Jul 2021

Measuring Your Own Fitness

Measuring your own fitness There are a number of benefits from being able to measure your own fitness: It can…

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Saturday, 24 Jul 2021

Energy expenditure, health and fitness

Another recap Total exercise dose can be calculated as MET minutes1 or MET hours. And one MET, or metabolic equivalent,…

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Saturday, 17 Jul 2021

Energy Cost of Different Activities

Measuring exercise dose Last week I explained the various ways of measuring dose of exercise and I gave some reasons…

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Saturday, 10 Jul 2021

Measuring the Dose of Exercise

Units of measurement There are many ways of measuring exercise dose and the the best unit of aerobic exercise is…

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Saturday, 3 Jul 2021

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.…

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Saturday, 26 Jun 2021

OXYGEN AND VO2max

Fueling exercise I have described the importance of oxygen for fueling exertion, but it was a long time ago –…

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Saturday, 19 Jun 2021

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The mechanisation of work The inevitable consequence of having machinery take over much of manual work was the reduction of…

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Sunday, 13 Jun 2021

THE DARK AGES AND BEYOND

This week I will take a sprint through the changing demands for exercise over the past two thousand years. Exercise…

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