More athletes and bodybuilders are adding medium-chain triglycerides to their diet in hopes of boosting fat loss and increasing exercise endurance. Do they really help? Find out more about medium-chain triglycerides, how they’re different from other fats and whether they help with fat loss.
When lifting weights, are you so focused on working the large muscles you see that you ignore the smaller stabilizers that help you avoid injury? Find out what stabilizer muscles are, why they’re important and how to work them effectively.
Strong muscles, healthy heart – healthy brain? According to a new study, being fit during mid-life is linked to a bigger brain once you hit 60. You already know exercise is good for your heart, but is it also the key to staying mentally sharp?
Crunches are one of the most popular exercises and one that’s often overused and done incorrectly. How many of these crunch mistakes are you making? Get the rundown on refining your crunch technique and why crunches are only one part of a well-rounded ab program.
Proteins are broken down to amino acids, and your muscles use these amino acids to grow. One amino acid that plays a special role in muscle protein synthesis is leucine. Find out why and why it’s important to get enough of this essential amino acid in your diet.
Vitamin D – you might think you get enough of – but DO you? Low vitamin D levels are surprisingly common in the general population and some people are at higher risk. Here are six signs you might be at higher risk for vitamin D deficiency.
Are you in an exercise “funk” and having trouble staying motivated? Here are six exercise motivation “zappers” that may be destroying your desire to work out. Do any of them apply to you?
Are you frustrated by the lack of glute development you’re seeing? You’re doing the standard lower body moves – squats, deadlifts and lunges but that may not be enough. Here are three reasons, despite your best intentions, that your glutes aren’t growing.
Ask people what their favorite exercise is and you won’t hear many say planks. Why are planks so contentious – and why do you need to do them at all? Find out what advantages planks have over crunches and why you can’t afford not to do them.
We constantly hear about the health risks of obesity and about the health problems it causes – but how much does it ultimately impact longevity? Read on and find out how much obesity shortens lifespan and why the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity” is a myth.