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The Fitness and Health Glossary +++ Popular Articles: 'Ketoglutarate', 'Ketone', 'Ketosis'

Deutsch: Kneten / Español: Amasamiento / Português: Amassamento / Français: Pétrissage / Italiano: Impastare

Kneading in the fitness context typically refers to a massage technique used to manipulate soft tissues and muscles, promoting recovery and flexibility. This method is commonly used by athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and physical therapists to enhance muscle function and alleviate soreness.

Ketoglutarate is a compound that plays a vital role in various metabolic processes within the body, particularly in the context of fitness and exercise. It is a key intermediate molecule in the citric acid cycle, also known as the Krebs cycle or tricarboxylic acid cycle, which is a central component of cellular respiration. Ketoglutarate is produced in the mitochondria of cells and is involved in energy production, amino acid metabolism, and other essential biochemical pathways.

Ketone are waste products in the body that are a result of fat burning.

Ketosis refers to an abnormality of the body's metabolic process, resulting in an increase of ketones in the blood, which can increase the risk of developing kidney stones.