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Incredible Dog Challenge Sources

1. Dogs burn fat at almost twice the rate of humans


A diet that's high in fat and protein can increase an active dog's metabolism and his endurance.

Source:

Reynolds et al., Iams Nutrition symposium,1996, Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats in Nutrition Research Council 2008, Ch. 11, pp 285-287

2. Incredible Sprinters


During sprint racing, dogs will burn energy at a rate 3 times greater during the initial burst of acceleration (first 7.5 seconds) compared to rate of burning energy during the rest of the run (up to 1 min).

Source:

Staaden, Ross. The exercise physiology of the racing greyhound. PhD thesis, Murdoch University. 1984

3. Incredible Energy

A dog’s muscles store 50x more energy as fat when compared to the total amount of carbohydrates stored in muscle as glycogen.

Source:

Internal calculation based on estimates of body fat and muscle glycogen content from Kobryn and Brzezinska, 1978

4. Small Dog. Big Jumps.


Most small dogs can jump 6 times higher than their hip height.

Source:

Misty May/Incredible Dog Science Video (as approved by Dr. Zanghi)

5. One giant leap

On a pound for pound basis, dogs can produce more muscle power in comparison to humans which is one reason they can jump so high and so far.

Source:

Misty May/Incredible Dog Science Video (as approved by Dr. Zanghi)

6. Not Carbs.

A dog's main energy source comes from fat, not carbs.

Source:

The data came from Arleigh Reynolds in 1995, as data published in abstract form. Reynolds and Coworkers, FASEB Journal, 1995.

7. VO2 Max

Concentrated Nutrition of SPORT 30/20 helps optimize oxygen metabolism for increased endurance.

Source:

SPORT 30/20 product claim.