Sleep – are you getting enough? Even if you consume enough protein and train hard, sleep can limit muscle growth and development. Find out why and what you can do about it.
Metabolic conditioning workouts create an after-burn and can help you burn more fat, improve your level of conditioning, and break through a plateau. Here are three types of metabolic workouts you can add to your own routine.
Do you have a history of lower back pain? Standard abdominal exercises can sometimes aggravate back pain by tugging on the spine. Here are five abdominal exercises that are safe for most people with a history of back problems.
Hopefully, you plan on training for the rest of your life, but as you enter the second half of life, you might want to make a few changes to your routine. Here are five to consider.
It seemed like you gained strength quickly when you first started strength training. Your muscles also grew in size fairly quickly during the first year. Then, progress slowed and you stopped seeing rapid gains – but why?
Fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense foods. Yet, they’re not as nutritious as they once were. Plus, additional nutrients may be lost in storage and preparation. Find out why the nutritional density of produce is dropping and what you can do to maximize the nutritional value of the fruits and vegetables you eat.
What is leucine and what impact does it have on muscle growth? As it turns out, leucine may have several benefits that speak to the needs of people who strength train. Find out why.
You likely think of aerobic training as the form of exercise that’s best for your heart and blood vessels. Yet, research shows strength training may keep your heart and blood vessels healthy too. Find out more.
What oil do you cook with? Extra-virgin olive oil works well for low-temperature cooking and it’s one of the healthiest options available. However, when you’re taking foods to higher temperatures, this is one of the healthiest alternatives – and you’re probably not using it.
Are you having a hard time getting your abs to show, thanks to a layer of belly fat? Why is belly fat so hard to lose, especially as you age? Find out.