Macronutrients – you know what they are but are you eating a balanced array? This article discusses the three macronutrients, why each is important, and how cutting back on a particular macronutrient works against you.
Are you familiar with the concept of periodization? There are two main types of periodization – linear and non-linear. This article discusses each, how they differ, and their benefits.
Have you reached a standstill in your ability to gain strength? Strength-training plateaus are frustrating. One approach you might take to break through that plateau is called accentuated eccentric lifting. Find out what this is and how it can help.
As you know, almost all non-starchy vegetables and many fruits have significant health benefits – but some pack more nutritional punch than others. Researchers at William Paterson University analyzed and ranked fruits and vegetables based on their nutrient density. Guess what the top five were?
Exercise has benefits at every age, but a new study shows older people may not respond in the same way to exercise. Find out how younger people and older people differ in their response to aerobic exercise at the cellular level.
How much attention do you devote to workout recovery? It matters. Here are four components of what makes up optimal recovery from exercise.
You can take a variety of approaches to improving your aerobic fitness and building strength and muscle size. You can also approach it in an integrated manner. In this article, you’ll learn about an approach called integrated concurrent training and discover what its pros and cons are.
When training your upper or lower body against resistance, your muscles need 48 hours or more to recover. Is the same true for abdominal training? Read on and discover the downsides of working your abs every day.
If you were to ask a health professional what a normal resting heart rate is they’d tell you between 60 and 100. Yet, having a heart rate at the upper end of this range has a surprising health risk. Find out what a high-normal heart rate says about health and longevity.
What do you sip when you work out? Water? That’s fine for workouts of an hour or less – but what about longer ones? Skip the commercial sports drinks and try one of these healthy sports drink alternatives.