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Posts tagged endurance

January 29, 2014

 

A dinosaur replica in front of some cactus plants

Walking And Breathing

Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?

March 11, 2013

 

sled dogs racing

What Kind Of Dogs Are Sled Dogs?

In movies like Call of the Wild, huskies pull sleds for hundreds of miles over the Alaskan tundra. A Moment of Science wonders, what kind of dogs are sled dogs?

September 27, 2003

 

A Scientist in the Locker Room

Olympic trainers take these systems into account. A long-distance runner should use aerobic metabolism for as much of her ATP as possible. To ensure this, she’ll be tested on a treadmill to measure her threshold of aerobic metabolism.

September 27, 2003

 

Running on Caffeine

Recent research has shown that caffeine can actually boost a runner’s endurance and thereby improve his time by 10 to 15%. These days research is showing that in moderation caffeine really isn’t so bad for the body.

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