Exercise-induced muscle cramps are a relatively common problem, especially when you first begin an exercise program. What causes them? They’re probably not due to dehydration or electrolyte loss as previously thought. Read on and find out what does cause muscle cramps and a few things you can do to avoid them.
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You already know HIIT training is time expedient and effective. Now, a new study highlights another benefit of HIIT training, despite how tough it is, it doesn’t feel as hard as continuous training at a high intensity, especially if you keep the active intervals short. Find out more.
What would a workout be without at least a few sets of push-ups? Doing standard push-ups gets boring and your body eventually adapts to them. Find out how to use different hand and foot placement and other push-up variations to target particular muscle groups.
PHA training was popularized by in the 1960s, but it’s still relevant today. Find out what PHA training is and how it can add variety to your workout and help you get into better shape.
To build muscle size, you have to create conditions that support growth. When it comes down to it, three main factors work together to help you build muscle tissue. Find out what they are and how to use them to your advantage.
It’s no secret that we lose strength and muscle mass as we age – but why? A new study recently looked at what’s happening at the cellular level that might promote muscle aging and loss of strength. Find out more about what they discovered.
Do strong muscles say something about your health and how long you’ll live? Find out what research shows about health, muscle strength and aging. You’ll also discover how to reduce loss of muscle strength as you age.
Omega-3s, abundant in fatty fish, have anti-inflammatory properties that could help you recover more quickly after a hard workout. Read on and find out other ways omega-3s could enhance your resistance training workouts.
Does it really matter in which order you do resistance training exercises and what does science show about this issue? Find out more about exercise sequencing, whether it matters and the best way to use it to maximize your gains.
Is it possible to train for strength and power during the same workout? With a form of training called complex training you can. Complex training takes advantage of a phenomenon called post-activation potentiation, or PAP. Find out more about complex training and how it can help you get stronger and more powerful.