Physical exercise and your brain

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Insightful article HERE describing a study conducted in Japan that suggests a mechanism for the improved cognition that results from exercise.

“After the single session on the treadmill, the animals were allowed to rest and feed, and then their brain glycogen levels were studied. The food, it appeared, had gone directly to their heads; their brain levels of glycogen not only had been restored to what they had been before the workout, but had soared past that point, increasing by as much as a 60 percent in the frontal cortex and hippocampus and slightly less in other parts of the brain. The astrocytes had “overcompensated,” resulting in a kind of brain carbo-loading.”

 

Blogging is currently slow. “Unfortunately”, I’ve been coaching and training so often that I forgot I had a university course to take care of.

My bad, but not regretting it in the slightest.

In short:

New squat 1RM.
New OHP 1RM.
Shoulder rehab = Bench 1RM in coming month or so, you can bet your last penny.
Sadiv’s still working, still brutal.

5 days, 12,000 words.

Here we go!

 

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