Does eating a low-carb diet help you burn more fat during exercise? According to a new study, it does. Despite what the results show, find out why adopting a low-carb diet may isn’t the best option if you do high-intensity training, power training, or are trying to build lean body mass.
It’s a commonly debated topic – is fitness or body weight more important for long-term health and well-being? Ask any two people, even the experts, and you’ll likely get different answers. But what does science show? Find out.
How quickly and easily you develop strength and muscle depend, to some degree, on the hormonal response you get from training. In fact, there are five key hormones that impact the results you get from strength training. Find out what they are and how to optimize
Changes to how sugar appears on nutrition labels are being considered. Will these changes make it easier to cut back on sugar? Read on and find out what these proposed changes are and how they might offer benefits.
How much zinc are you getting in your diet? Probably less than you think, especially if you eat a predominantly plant-based diet. Getting more zinc may be especially important in the winter months as cold viruses make their rounds. Find out why.
You may be surprised to find you’re stronger on some days than others. What causes a weight training workout to feel easy one time and harder another, even when you’re doing the same volume and lifting the same amount of weight? Read on and discover five reasons your strength can vary from session to session.
How often and hard do you work your chest muscles? If you’re female, you might not consider chest work to be that important. After all, you don’t want bulging pecs like a male. Still, there are benefits to having strong chest muscles both for aesthetic reasons and for functional strength. Find out why chest training is important for women and the most effective exercises for strengthening your chest.
When you work out, how do you sequence your exercises? Most importantly, does it matter? Read on and find out how exercise order can impact the results you get from weight training and how to choose the best sequence to maximize your gains.
Soybean oil – it’s in most of the products you buy at the grocery store and the foods you eat in restaurants. Some people cling to the idea that soybean oil is healthy – but does science support this idea? Find out what a new study shows.
As you know, most processed foods contain a variety of additives, including preservatives, emulsifiers, and sweeteners. Now research shows some of these additives may destroy healthy gut bacteria that live in your intestinal tract and this may jeopardize your health. Find out how.