Crunches are one of the most popular ab exercises, but some trainers believe you don’t need crunches and floor exercises – that squats and deadlifts get the job done. Do you really need crunches to build ab definition?
For your muscles to grow or become stronger, they need exposure to stress. However, some days we’re stronger than others and can safely push harder. Why should we train according to a predetermined plan every time we train? With intuitive training, you don’t have to.
It’s hard not to be a little indulgent around the holidays. However, stick to your exercise routine. Not only can exercise help you avoid holiday weight gain, it may also reduce the impact eating a high-glycemic, calorie-rich diet has on your short and long-term health.
The composition of what you eat matters in terms of health – but what about the order in which you eat it? There’s growing evidence that consuming macronutrients in a certain sequence can change how it impacts your body.
Refined carbohydrates lack fiber, unlike many whole foods that are an abundant source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s no secret that refined carbs aren’t good for you – but can they actually cause you to overeat?
Have you ever noticed that your muscles look larger after a strength-training session? It’s not your imagination. Your muscles actually ARE bigger due to the muscle pump. What causes this phenomenon and how can you get this effect?
You’re feeling stiff and sore. In fact, you have a bad case of delayed onset muscle soreness. Should you work out and, if you do, how hard?
It’s no surprise that you need protein to build muscle and you need it throughout the day – but what about at bedtime? Can consuming protein before going to sleep help you build more muscle?
Is it easier to gain weight in the winter? The average person gains around 3 pounds during the cold, winter months. Here are 6 reasons why and what you can do to prevent them.
Do you know your numbers? Certain numbers are an important indicator of how metabolically healthy you are. Knowing them and taking steps to normalize them could save your life. Find out what they are.