Building strength and muscle definition isn’t easy. It takes patience, consistency, and the right kind of training. Underlying all resistance training programs are certain principles backed by science. Here are four principles of resistance training and how some people get them wrong and fail to get the results they’re looking for.
Once you’ve worked hard and developed a certain amount of strength and muscle mass, you don’t want to lose it. How hard do you have to train if you only want to maintain it? Find out what research shows.
The FDA’s move to ban trans-fats is a small victory for health, but it won’t make processed foods that much healthier. Trans-fat, in the form of partially hydrogenated oil, has to be replaced with another type of fat. What will it be – and will it be a healthier alternative?
More people are embracing yoga as a way to work out. Yes, yoga improves flexibility and balance, but can it help you build strength? Read on and discover what research shows about strength gains and yoga.
What’s your eating style? Do you wolf your food down as you answer emails or do you practice the art of mindfulness by savoring each bite? It matters. A new study shows how distracted eating impacts calorie consumption. Read on and discover ways to change how you approach a meal and why you should.
Do you have a body part or muscle group you just can’t get to grow? Why are some body parts, like calves or biceps, so hard to develop for some people? Find out why and what you can do to get those slow-to-develop parts to grow.
Exercise-induced muscle cramps are a relatively common problem, especially when you first begin an exercise program. What causes them? They’re probably not due to dehydration or electrolyte loss as previously thought. Read on and find out what does cause muscle cramps and a few things you can do to avoid them.
When you hear the term “nutrition bar,” you might assume you’re eating something healthy and nutritious, as the name suggests – but are they really? This article looks at various types of nutrition bars – energy bars, meal replacement bars and protein bars – and whether they live up to their name.
What can eating half a handful of nuts do for you? Plenty, according to a new study. Read on and discover what a new study shows about the health benefits of nuts and how to take advantage of them.
You may have noticed grass-fed butter at the supermarket and wondered if it’s better for you. Dairy products from grass-fed animals are growing in popularity, but are you really getting more nutrients when you eat butter from grass-fed cows? Find out.