If you had to stop training for a few weeks due to injury, it can be hard to get back into the routine of things. What you don’t want to do is re-injure yourself. What’s the best approach to take when you haven’t exercised in a few weeks? Should you pick up where you left off or take it slow?
Fitness related articles
If your muscles are sore the day after a workout, you may feel a sense of victory, thinking that you worked your muscles hard enough to maximize growth. But is muscle soreness really correlated with growth, and do you need to experience delayed-onset muscle soreness for maximal muscle hypertrophy? Find out what research shows.
We often hear about the health benefits of exercise and how aerobic exercise lengthens your lifespan – but what about resistance training? Does it have longevity benefits as well? Find out how resistance training can improve the quality of your life AND potentially help you live longer.
Meat and dairy aren’t the only good sources of protein. These days, you can fulfill your protein needs with a variety of meat substitutes – but how healthy are they? This article discusses plant-based sources of protein, both packaged and natural, along with general guidelines on making the healthiest choices.
The age-old argument – genetics or lifestyle? A new study approaches the argument in a different way by looking at identical twins with the same genetics – one who exercises and who doesn’t. They look the same on the outside, but what about the inside? Find out.
Are you troubled by “bat wings?” In this case, we’re not referring to an actual animal, but flabby triceps. What can you do when your triceps flap around when you wave to someone? Find out what causes this problem and how best to get the firm-looking triceps you’re looking for.
Muscles love glycogen and they depend on having enough of it. Unfortunately, after an intense workout or one of long duration, muscle cells can be depleted of this important source of fuel. Find out more about the role muscle and liver glycogen play in exercise performance and why post-workout nutrition is so important.
Do you dream of being able to supercharge your metabolism? Is it really possible to do that? This article looks at what factors affect your metabolic rate and what you can do, from a natural standpoint, to optimize your metabolism.
Are you planning a high-fat, cheat meal? Before your splurge, take time to do a high-intensity interval training session. A new study shows a short HIIT session may counter the negative effects of a fatty meal. Read on and discover another reason why HIIT training belongs in your workout routine.
Strength training or endurance training – which is best for weight loss? A recent study looked at this issue. See what science shows about exercise type and the role it plays in fat loss and body composition.