April 23, 2020

#137 - "Menthol and Athletic Performance" with Russ Best PhD

#137 - "Menthol and Athletic Performance" with Russ Best PhD

Episode 137 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Menthol and Athletic Performance" with Dr Russ Best PhD (Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand).

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Overview of Menthol and athletic performance
  • Internal application of Menthol and impact on physical capacity and performance
  • External application of Menthol and impact on physical capacity and performance
  • Mechanisms of action on psychophysiological effects to include: thermal, ventilatory, analgesic, and arousal
  • Strengths and limitations of menthol as an ergogenic aid
  • Practical recommendations

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