You think you know how strong you are, or at least you know how much you can lift – but are you even stronger than you imagine? The reality is you have strength reserves that you don’t routinely tap into.
The calories you burn during a structured workout help with weight control – but what about the calories you expend doing less significant movements – the things you do every day? A new study suggests that these movements count towards staying a healthy body weight as well.
Being even mildly dehydrated forces your body to work harder to sustain exercise, particularly endurance exercise – but what about strength training? Does being dehydrated affect how much weight you’re capable of lifting?
Fruits and vegetables are one of the healthiest foods you can eat but they may not be as healthy as they were a half-decade ago. Find out why and what you can do to get the most nutrition from the produce you eat.
Have you hit a plateau or are you looking for a different way to challenge your body? Have you tried giant sets? Find out what “giant setting” entails and what the benefits are for your physique.
If you’re like most people, you enjoy listening to music when you weight train. Is music simply a form of entertainment when you’re training or can it actually make you stronger? Find out what research shows.
Are you satisfied with the way your arms look and how strong they are? If not, you may not be working your arms in a balanced way. Find out what you can do to correct this problem and jump start muscle growth in your upper body.
Protein is the most satiating macronutrient, more so than carbohydrates and fat. But you find protein in both animal and plant-based foods. Which of these two sources of protein is MOST satiating?
Mitochondria – you hear a lot about them these days. In fact, some experts believe they play a role in aging. One way to increase the number of mitochondria inside cells is to exercise. Now, a new study shows exercise may increase the number AND the quality of your mitochondria. Here’s why that’s important.
You probably eat oatmeal for breakfast on occasion but there are some compelling reasons to eat if after a workout. Find out why a bowl of oatmeal is the ideal recovery snack after kick-butt workout.