When you first start weight training, you probably experienced a significant degree of soreness, what is referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS. But as you kept doing the same exercise, you no longer felt the same degree of soreness. The reason has to do with the “repeated bout effect.” Find out more.
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By now, you’re probably aware of the many health benefits of high-intensity interval training. In fact, research suggests it may be more beneficial for some aspects of your health than moderate-intensity exercise. Yet, if anything, nutrition is even more important for high-intensity training than moderate-intensity workouts Find out why and how you can maximize the benefits you get from a HIIT workout.
The female hormone, estrogen, is important for a variety of reasons, and even helps preserve bone health. Since women lose strength after menopause, you might wonder whether estrogen plays a role in strength and hypertrophy gains. Find out what research shows.
When’s the best time to do abdominal training – at the beginning of a workout or towards the end? This article discusses the pros and cons of each approach. It also talks about the importance of doing a variety of ab moves for optimal results.
Circuit training is a type of workout that keeps your body constantly moving. Why would you want to do it? For one, it’s one of the best ways to get a total body workout in the shortest time possible. Read on and discover 5 reasons you might choose to do a circuit workout.
Can eliminating gluten from your diet make you a better athlete? That’s why some athletes believe – but is this backed by science? Read on and find out whether there’s a connection between dietary gluten and exercise performance.
It’s no secret that people lose aerobic capacity and exercise endurance with age, especially those who don’t exercise – but have you ever wondered why? This article discusses why and how much is preventable with training.
When you’re trying to get fitter and stronger, the last thing you want is to overreach or push yourself past the point where your body can recover. Overreaching can lead to a more severe form of exercise fatigue trainers refer to as overtraining. Fortunately, you can prevent this problem by following a few guidelines.
An exercise hormone? Yes, scientists recently discovered a novel “hormone” produced by muscles during exercise. As it turns out, your muscles are actually hormone-producing machines, at least in some capacity. Find out more.
As you may know, there are two phases of a muscle contraction – the concentric and eccentric portion. Some types of training, like super-slow training, emphasize the eccentric portion of the rep since this creates more muscle damage and greater potential for growth. Could eccentric-focused training also boost your metabolism?