Maintaining muscle tissue becomes more of an issue with age. Do women have an easier time preserving their lean body mass relative to men? Find out what research shows about loss of lean body mass and gender – and why consuming enough protein and resistance training is so important for healthy aging.
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Trying to maximize strength and definition in your biceps? Have you ever wondered what exercises are best for doing this? Find out what a study showed about biceps exercises – which are best at maximally activating your biceps muscles and which are less effective.
It’s important to challenge your muscles in different ways when you strength train to avoid reaching a strength plateau. There are three main ways muscles can develop force. This article discusses the three primary types of muscle contractions and how each helps you develop strength.
Have you ever heard someone proudly say they exercised over an hour? Usually, they say it right before biting into a cinnamon bun or other decadent treat. A little voice told them they deserved it after exercising so hard. But according to the results of a new study, exercise quality counts more than quantity when it comes to staying healthy and fit.
Building muscle is challenging, especially for women. A number of factors make it harder – inappropriate exercise routines and poor nutrition. In addition, a study showed having a higher percentage of body fat could make it harder to build muscle tissue. Find out why.
Metabolic resistance training can take a variety of forms. One thing they all have in common is they create a stronger after-burn effect than standard strength training. This article discusses various types of metabolic resistance training and the benefits each offers.
How much do you listen to your body when you train? Auto-regulatory training is built around this idea. Find out what auto-regulatory training is and how you can use it in your own workouts.
Do you work an office job where you’re hunched over a keyboard most of the day? If so, you’re at risk for postural problems. This article discusses three common posture problems that are common in people who sit in front of a computer and how exercise can help.
A fast metabolism makes it easier to control your weight. Some people have a more sluggish one than others. You may think you’re stuck with the metabolism your were born with – but are you? How much do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play in controlling your metabolic rate? Find out what research shows.
With exercise having so many health benefits, it’s hard to believe there could another one. Well, there is. According to a new study, regular workouts may increase your tolerance for pain? Not convinced? Read on.