What does economics have to do with resistance training? They’re both subject to the “law of diminishing returns.” Read on and discover why more effort and more volume of training doesn’t always lead to better results.
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It’s hard not to get motivated when you think about the health and fitness benefits of HIIT training. In fact, some people get so excited that they do it every day. Is this a good idea? If not, how often should you do high-intensity interval training?
Your body needs large amounts of energy to fuel muscle contractions. Where does that energy come from? This article discusses the sources your body uses to fuel exercise at different intensities and durations and why it’s important to refuel after a workout.
When lifting weights, are you so focused on working the large muscles you see that you ignore the smaller stabilizers that help you avoid injury? Find out what stabilizer muscles are, why they’re important and how to work them effectively.
Crunches are one of the most popular exercises and one that’s often overused and done incorrectly. How many of these crunch mistakes are you making? Get the rundown on refining your crunch technique and why crunches are only one part of a well-rounded ab program.
Proteins are broken down to amino acids, and your muscles use these amino acids to grow. One amino acid that plays a special role in muscle protein synthesis is leucine. Find out why and why it’s important to get enough of this essential amino acid in your diet.
Are you in an exercise “funk” and having trouble staying motivated? Here are six exercise motivation “zappers” that may be destroying your desire to work out. Do any of them apply to you?
Are you frustrated by the lack of glute development you’re seeing? You’re doing the standard lower body moves – squats, deadlifts and lunges but that may not be enough. Here are three reasons, despite your best intentions, that your glutes aren’t growing.
Ask people what their favorite exercise is and you won’t hear many say planks. Why are planks so contentious – and why do you need to do them at all? Find out what advantages planks have over crunches and why you can’t afford not to do them.
Heavy resistance training with an emphasis on large muscle groups supposedly leads to larger gains in strength and muscle mass due to a greater release of anabolic hormone – but does it really? Some research suggests that the “anabolic advantage,” that comes from greater post-workout hormone release is actually a myth. Is there any truth to this?