You already know it’s important to strength train to preserve strength and lean body mass with age. But what about power training? Find out why power training may be as important, if not more so, than strength training for staying functional as you age.
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Vegetarian diets may offer certain health benefits – but what about athletes? This article discusses vegetarian diets as they relate to endurance and strength exercise and whether they have a negative impact on sports performance.
Loss of muscle mass with age is a major health problem. No wonder researchers are looking for natural ways to preserve muscle strength and mass. Could a natural ingredient in green tomatoes offer benefits? Find out what a new study shows about muscle growth and an ingredient in green tomatoes.
If you’re concerned about getting enough amino acids in your diet, you really only need to make sure you’re taking in an adequate amount of protein every day. If you regularly eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs, or if you drink milk or eat cottage cheese, you likely don’t need to supplement with amino acids for nutritional purposes.
If you’re trying to lose weight or sculpt your body, you know that quality workouts are essential. However, it can be tough to hit the gym if you don’t fuel up beforehand. You should always eat something nutritious as a way of preparing your body. Here are six pre-workout snacks to boost your energy level.
Men have greater absolute strength than women but do they differ in their response to strength training? Find out how men and women differ in their response to strength training and why strength training is just as important for women.
There are a number of ways to structure an interval training workout. The active intervals can be long or short and the rest periods adjusted appropriately. Is there a “best” way to structure interval training? Find out what one study shows and how to choose the proper structure to achieve your goals.
Cardiovascular training is an important part of any training program but not everyone approaches it the right way. Here are five common mistakes people make when doing cardiovascular exercise and how they make it harder to change your body composition.
Tight or achy muscles? Experiencing more injuries and soreness? Find out how a foam roller and a technique called self-myofascial massage can help you feel better and improve your performance.
How balanced is your workout? Hopefully, balanced enough to stay motivated and enjoy the time you spend exercising. If not, it’s time to reevaluate. Here are some ways to add more balance to your workout and have more fun!