Tendonitis, often confused with a more common condition called tendinosis, is a painful problem that makes it more difficult to exercise. Is it safe to continue exercising with a tendon injury? Find out more about tendinopathies like tendonitis and tendinosis and why it’s important to modify your exercise routine.
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Green tea is certainly a tasty drink to sip and it appears to have health benefits as well – even when it comes to exercise.
How would you like to burn more fat when you do moderate-intensity exercise? A study shows the key is to add a few high-intensity interval sessions to your current fitness program. Find out how high-intensity training can help you break through a plateau, burn more fat and improve your fitness level – quickly.
Chances are you’re more focused on what you do on days you actively work out than days that you don’t. In fact, some people feel guilty when they take a recovery day. There’s no need for that. Recovery days are a vital part of any fitness program. Find out why recovery days are important and how active recovery days differ from passive ones.
You may be committed to working out – but are you in the minority? How many people meet the recommended requirements for exercise each week and how is it that trend changing? Find out more about who exercises and who doesn’t.
There are advantages to using resistance bands. For one, they’re lightweight, making them ideal for workouts when you’re on the road and don’t have access to a gym or DVD player to do your regular workout. It’s certainly much more cumbersome to carry dumbbells with you than it is to toss some bands into your […]
Can you do long periods of endurance exercise with ease or are you better at power moves like jumping or sprinting? This may be partially explained by the type of muscle fibers you have a predominance of. Find out more about muscle fiber types, how they’re different from each other and how they impact athletic performance.
Are you stronger than you think you are? The answer is almost assuredly yes. This article talks about people who are able to lift seemingly impossible amounts of weight under the right circumstances and how this might be possible. It also discusses the concept of “absolute strength” and “maximal strength.” You just might discover you’re capable of lifting more weight than you think you are.
So much to think about when you lift weights. Form is one of them – but don’t neglect another aspect of weight training – breathing. Some trainers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to breathe but the most important thing is to make sure you ARE breathing. Here’s why.
Do you experience calf tightness after exercising? It’s a relatively common problem that can interfere with your workout and make it uncomfortable to walk or run. Find out what causes tight calves and what you can do to prevent and relieve them.