sports science

Simple & Applicable To Your Coaching & Training Needs.

The sports science mini-lectures were born from a need to teach coaches and athletes how to apply sports science to their own coaching and training. We are passionate about coach education and sports performance. The lectures are easily digestable at 5-7 minutes in length. 

Detraining in Endurance Athletes

How Cardiovascular Variables Change

The first episode of the mini-lecture series is on detraining. In essence, you lose what you don’t use! We go over how cardiovascular variables such as heart rate, cardiac output, and VO2 max change over time when athletes aren’t training. 

Detraining in Endurance Athletes

Changes in Mitochondrial Content

The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells. They provide energy in the form of ATP to cells. In this sports science lecture, we discuss the role of mitochondria in exercise as well as how they change with detraining. 

The science behind high intensity interval training

An Efficient Way to Maintain Fitness

You have probably heard of or completed HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, workouts. But what is the science behind HIIT? And the way athletes vs. the average population responds to HIIT training is different. We delve into all these topics in this sports science mini-lecture!

exercise & the immune system

A boost to the immune system that no pill can replace

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there was much discussion around whether training would negatively impact the immune system. As with all things physiology, there is no simple yes or no answer. In short, consistent training over the long term boosts the immune system. Exercise really is wonderful! However, after really high-intensity efforts such as a marathon race, there is an ‘open window’ of time where you are most susceptible to developing an upper respiratory tract infection. Interested yet? Watch the sports science mini-lecture!

the performance project

Rebecca johansson, phd