Despite the fact that high-intensity interval training workouts are usually brief, they improve exercise endurance similarly to sustained periods of moderate-intensity exercise. Now, researchers believe they know why. You’ll also discover why you shouldn’t load up on antioxidants prior to a HIIT training session.
Vitamins and minerals don’t act independently of one another. In fact, some minerals and vitamins are synergistic, meaning they enhance one another. Unfortunately, some also compete with one another. Find out more about the power of nutrient synergy and why getting vitamins and minerals from whole foods, not supplements, is best.
How do you feel when it’s time to work out? Do you look forward to it or try to find a reason to put it off? Research shows mindset can make a difference in how you approach a workout and even the results you get. Find out how.
Planks – not everyone loves them but they work a lot of muscle groups. Yet, it’s easy to get into a plank routine that becomes a bit TOO routine. Your muscles need to be stimulated in a different way to keep changing. Give them a new reason to adapt with these five tips for making planks harder.
We think of antioxidants as being protective against disease and against aging – but can you get too much of a good thing? This article looks at the role antioxidants play in health and why antioxidant supplements may actually be harmful.
When it’s hot outside, you can lose a lot of fluid, especially if you’re moving around a lot. Hydration is a must for your health and wellbeing. Still, many myths abound about hydration, what to hydrate with and how much you need to drink. Here are five myths and truths about hydration.
Sometimes your muscles need a new stimulus, especially if you’ve reached a plateau. One approach, called descending pyramid training, can help restart the growth process. Find out more about descending or reverse pyramids and how they can jumpstart your fitness routine.
You already know that exercise does good things for your body composition but it’s also good medicine. In fact, a new study shows exercise lowers the risk of five types of chronic disease – but how much exercise do you need to enjoy this benefit?
You hear a lot about functional training – and for good reason. Functional fitness training helps your muscles work better together when you play sports or do the things you do every day. Devoting time to functional training will pay off with better strength, coordination, and balance. Here are five strength exercises that belong in any functional training routine.
Have you reached a point where you’re struggling to make strength gains? It’s a very common problem and it’s usually due to one of five common training mistakes. Find out what they are.