B vitamins are involved in energy production. Does that mean you need more B vitamins if you work out? Find out what research shows about this issue and which B vitamins are most important for athletes.
Vitamin D – you need it for healthy bones, for strong muscles, and a healthy immune system but a significant number of people aren’t getting enough. How about you? Here are 5 factors that can reduce your vitamin D level.
Are you lifting weights to build muscle definition and not getting the results you’re looking for? Here are five possible reasons why you’re not getting enough return on your weight training efforts.
BMI is the current “standard” health professionals use to determine whether you’re overweight or obese and what your future health risks might be. Unfortunately, it’s a flawed measure. This article looks at other ways to measure where you are on the health and weight continuum.
If you want to get the most out of weight training, it’s important to understand the size principle and how muscles are recruited when you lift. Read on and discover how this principle can help you fine-tune your training.
When you weight train, your focus is on increasing muscle strength and size – but what about muscle quality? Muscle quantity and quality aren’t necessarily correlated. Find out what characterizes a high-quality muscle and how muscle quality changes with age.
How long do you rest between weight training sets? The rest interval you use is one of more than 6 training variables that can impact your workout. Now, a new study shows that for muscle growth, resting longer may be better.
Have you ever heard the term “muscle knot?” The medical term for them is myofascial trigger points. Find out what these entities are, how they can impact your training and movements, and what you can do if you have them.
You often hear that aerobic exercise is heart healthy and may prolong life. No doubt about it, aerobic exercise is beneficial. Yet, more recent research shows strength training may have longevity benefits as well. Find out why.
What does a short workout mean to you? A new study shows it can be VERY short as long as it’s intense. Find out more.