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.
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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.
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.
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.
The holidays can throw your schedule off, including your exercise schedule. That’s why it’s common for people to weigh a few pounds more when January arrives. Don’t let this happen to you. This article discusses five ways to ensure you stay on track with your fitness plan and find time to work out even when time’s limited.
It’s no secret that exercise is important for heart health but what type is best? Most doctors recommend moderate-intensity exercise like brisk walking, but is high-intensity exercise a better choice? Find out what research shows.
Lunges are one of the most effective lower body exercises. When you’ve mastered a basic lunge, you can add more diversity to your workout with lunge variations. This article discusses the benefits that lunges offer and how to “tweak” a lunge to target certain muscles.
Of course you work your shoulders when you weight train, but are you doing the best exercises to help them grow? A study looked at how effective different shoulder exercises are for targeting each part of the shoulder. Find out what it showed.