Sheikh Zayed Institute Principal Investigator Monica Hubal, PhD, is an exercise physiologist and geneticist. She spends most of her time in the research lab understanding how the body’s muscles react and respond to internal and external changes, for example, whether muscle tissue shows differences in its composition following sudden weight loss. Prior to her work in the lab, Dr. Hubal spent time on the fields and on the courts, as an exercise physiologist.
Her expertise can help adolescents and adults understand how normal exercise and sports physical training impacts the way muscle develops. This week, she spoke to WebMD to offer training advice based on the physiology theory of training specificity, or focusing training on the muscles impacted by a particular sport, to help young athletes stay healthy during sports season.
Read the WebMD story.