Why do some people form the exercise habit and stick with it while others never get very far? According to a new study, mindfulness may be a factor. Find out how mindfulness relates to exercise success and how you can use it to stay motivated to work out.
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Sure, high-intensity interval training boosts fat loss and improves cardiovascular health, but it may help you age more slowly as well. Read on and find out more about the anti-aging benefits of short, but intense, workouts.
Women, on average, have a lower aerobic capacity than men. That’s why women typically don’t perform quite as well as men in endurance sports. There are a number of reasons for this. Now, a new study shows women have to work harder to breathe during exercise relative to men and this may impact exercise performance. Find out more.
Is there an optimal training frequency for maximizing muscle growth? This article focuses on research comparing resistance training frequencies. Read on and find out whether training more often will lead to greater muscle size.
Having problems getting biceps definition? It’s not always easy for women to get their biceps muscles to “pop,” but it is possible with training and good nutrition. Discover 6 tips for building strong, more defined biceps.
When you first started weight training, you probably stuck to mostly full range-of-motion reps, but as you progress you may look for ways to work your muscles differently in hopes of gaining more strength. One alternative is to do partial reps where you work a muscle or muscle group through only a portion of its range-of-motion. Are there benefits to doing this?
What role does “mind power” play in strength development? More than you might think. Find out what role your brain plays in becoming stronger and how to use that knowledge to your advantage.
Muscles grow in response to progressive overload, but sometimes muscle growth and strength gains stall. One way to avoid this problem is to periodize your workouts. Find out more about periodization – what it is, what the benefits are and why it works.
You have two main types of muscle fibers – those adapted to strength and power and those best suited for endurance activities. You’re born with a certain ratio of these fibers, and the ratio you have may be a factor in how strong you are or how much endurance you have – but are these fibers “fixed” or can you change the ratio through training? Find out what research shows.
Exercise is challenging when you’re healthy and injury-free, but it’s even more challenging when you have a common foot condition called plantar fasciitis. This article discusses whether you need to modify your exercise routine with plantar fasciitis and steps you can take to prevent and treat it.