Iron deficiency anemia has a definite impact on exercise performance and endurance – but what about low iron levels without anemia? Low iron stores are relatively common in athletes even in the absence of anemia. Find out how this can affect exercise performance.
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Doing everything right but can’t seem to get rid of that abdominal “pooch?” It may not be your diet or exercise plan that’s keeping you from getting flat abs. Here are some other surprising reasons your abdominals may not be as ripped as you like.
How does the hormonal response to resistance training differ from endurance training? Do they interfere with each other? Find out how your body responds to resistance training, high-intensity cardio and longer periods of moderate-intensity endurance exercise from a hormonal standpoint.
Are you looking for a way to break through a plateau and build strength and power at the same time? Find out more about contrast training – what it is and what the benefits of this training method is as well as how to use it to get stronger, more powerful and increase lean body mass.
You may have heard that you’ll burn more fat if you do cardio in a fasted state, first thing in the morning. Is there any truth to this idea? Most importantly is it likely to help you achieve your fitness goals? Get the full scoop on fasted cardio.
Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for bone health. Combine regular high-impact exercise with a calcium-rich diet and you reduce your risk for bone loss and osteoporosis. Resistance training should be part of that equation. How does resistance training cause bone growth and how hard do you have to train to boost bone growth? Find out.
Muscles grow when you expose them to greater stress than they’re accustomed too. There’s more than one way to increase the intensity of a resistance training workout and stimulate muscle growth. Here are some ways to make a resistance training workout more challenging.
Keeping your body in top shape, minimizing the risk of life-threatening diseases, enhancing cardiorespiratory fitness and improving your body composition may be some compelling reasons that might motivate you to engage in aerobic activities. However, it’s worth noting that different modes of exercise influence your caloric expenditure differently. In other words, different types of exercise burn different amounts of calories.
You put a lot of effort into your weight training workouts. Ever wonder about the “behind the scene” players, hormones, which make it easier or harder for you to build lean body mass? Find out more about the five most important ones and how they impact your workouts.
The last thing you want when you’re trying to build strength and lean body mass is an injury. This article talks about some of the most common problems that lead to weight training injuries and how to avoid them.