Carbohydrates and fats are the macronutrients your body prefers to use as a fuel source for exercise. How does it “choose” which one to use during a workout? Here are five factors that impact fuel use and selection during a workout.
When you’re trying to develop strength and get your muscles to grow, sometimes you have to shake up your training by using different approaches. One way to do that is with supersets. One type of superset you may not be familiar with is pre and post-exhaust training. Find out what this is and the pros and cons of adding them to your workout.
You need good nutrition to get the most out of a workout. What you eat before a workout will affect how you feel during and after your workout is over. What you eat afterwards can affect how quickly you recover and whether your muscles have the nutrition they need to grow. Here are some tips for timing your pre and post-workout nutrition.
It’s no secret that regular workouts make you stronger and more self-confident. It can even make your more productive at work and a stronger leader and more creative thinker in the work place. Discover five ways exercise can enhance your career and leadership abilities.
It’s not just holiday goodies and treats that contribute to weight gain in the winter – the winter season poses risks for weight gain. This article discusses four reasons people put on weight in the winter and how to avoid them.
No one wants to become frail as they age, but some adults begin a downward decline into frailty in their mid-sixties. What causes frailty in older adults and what can you do to prevent it? Find out what research shows about staying functional as you age.
Men and women can both improve strength and power and build muscle through training. How do men and women differ in their ability to generate strength and power? Discover what research shows about gender differences in strength and power and what women need to do to maximize their performance in these areas.
Lower back pain and hip pain can both be caused by a leg length discrepancy, an often undiagnosed problem. A leg length discrepancy can cause postural changes, strength imbalances and increase the risk for injuries. Find out more about this phenomenon, what it is, how to know if you have it and what you can do about it.
Are you a healthy eater living with a French fry and pizzaholic? Naturally, you’d like to change their nutritional habits and help them see the benefits of eating a healthy diet. But what if you’re met with resistance? Here are five tips for living with an unhealthy eater without getting thrown off track.
Almost every bodybuilder and fitness buff does squats. Squats are a compound exercise that works multiple muscles groups, including the glutes. But there’s more than one way to do squats. In this article you’ll discover squat variations and modifications that best target the glute muscles.