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Select articles studying the physiological effects of exercise on the human body.

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The metabolic profile of a CrossFit training bout

Journal of Human Sport & Exercise. 2017;12(4), 1248-1255

High-intensity functional training, such as CrossFit impose significant physiological and metabolic demands on the human body and can lead to numerous improvements in physical capacities and metabolic health. In this study we showed an acute bout of high-intensity functional training significantly utilizes both aerobic and anaerobic metabolic systems resulting in high amounts of oxygen consumption and lactate production.

A recent review on the physiological responses of high-intensity functional training by Dr. Yuri Fieto and colleagues: Acute physiological outcomes of high-intensity functional training: a scoping review

Post-exercise cold-water immersion improves the performance in a subsequent 5-km running trial

Temperature (Austin), 5(4),359-370.doi:10.1080/23328940.2018.1495023

Various post-exercise strategies have been used to promote recovery in between training or competition performed in the same day including water immersion. However, it is unclear what temperature of water may be most beneficial. In this article, we studied the effects of cold, neutral, and hot water immersion on 5 km time trial performance following 90 minutes of endurance training and lower body resistance exercise performed on the same day. We observed that cold and neutral temperature water my provide some recovery effects.

A recent meta-analysis of cold water immersion on exercise recovery by Moore et al.: Effects of cold-water immersion compared with other recovery modalities on athletic performance following acute strenuous exercise in physically active participants: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression

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A comparison of muscle activation among the front squat, overhead squat, back extension and plank
Int J Exerc Sci, 13(1), 714-722.

Externally loaded squats are a common part of resistance training programs designed for improving sports performance due to their ability to progressively overload the lower extremity and posterior trunk  musculature. While there are much data on muscle activation of variations of the back squat on lower body musculature, there is little research on how the front squat and overhead squat differentially impact muscle activity of the scapula and trunk. This study is to compared muscle activation of the scapula, trunk, and leg between the front squat, overhead squat, back extension, and plank.

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