Phil Bellinger, PhD, is a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University, Australia. His work includes training interventions, nutritional interventions, and more recently using magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively assess muscle fibre typology and investigate how it relates to performance and training adaptations. He has also recently published a literature review on functional overreaching in endurance sports.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Fundamentals of different muscle fibre types, and muscle fibre type distribution
-How an athlete's muscle fibre typology impacts recovery within and from high-intensity exercise
-How an athlete's muscle fibre typology impacts adaptations to training resulting from periods of "overload training" (increased volume)
-The differences between acute fatigue, functional overreaching, and non-functional overreaching
-Is functional overreaching necessary to induce training adaptations?
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