Muscle loss becomes a serious problem as we age. A driving force behind loss of muscle tissue is anabolic resistance. Find out what anabolic resistance is, how it can impact your health later in life and what you can do about it.
Fitness related articles
Kids are less active than they were 30 years ago. This is at least partially contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study looked at inactivity in kids – how sedentary they are, whether sports participation is increasing and more. Find out what this study shows about physical fitness among kids.
You probably already know that you need to overload your muscles to get them to grow but that overload can come in a variety of forms. This article discusses the concept of overload and different strategies for increasing muscle size and avoiding plateaus.
What body type or somatotype are you? Not everyone fits into a single body type category but knowing which you are can help you optimize your training and nutrition. Find out more about “body somatotypes” and how they make it harder or easier to reach training goals.
We now know low-grade inflammation is a factor in some diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cancer. You also know that a healthy diet helps keep inflammation in check – but what about exercise? This article discusses the role exercise plays in reducing inflammation.
If you weight train, you probably do squats. Squats are essential for building lower body strength and firm legs and buttocks. They also burn calories because you’re working large muscle groups. There’s another way to tone your lower body and build explosive power – with squat jumps. What are the benefits of adding squat jumps to your fitness routine?
Step workouts are a fun way to combine cardio with lower body toning. Each time you step up you’re activating the muscles in your hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes. Want to activate them even more and boost the intensity? Try a high-step workout.
If you’ve worked hard to build muscle strength, you probably won’t voluntarily take long periods of time off from training. On the other hand, there may be circumstances like surgery or injury that you have to. What happens to your muscles when you stop lifting weights and how easy is it to get your strength back?
Anaerobic exercise – you hear a lot about it – but what does it really mean to work out anaerobically or above your lactate threshold? Find out what anaerobic training is and what type of benefits it offers.
Oh no! You’re injured. It happens to almost everyone who works out at one time or other. Of course, you’re worried about losing your fitness gains and gaining weight. Before getting discouraged, focus on what you CAN do to stay in shape. Here are some ways to maintain your fitness when you have an injury.