If you want to get the most out of weight training, it’s important to understand the size principle and how muscles are recruited when you lift. Read on and discover how this principle can help you fine-tune your training.
When you weight train, your focus is on increasing muscle strength and size – but what about muscle quality? Muscle quantity and quality aren’t necessarily correlated. Find out what characterizes a high-quality muscle and how muscle quality changes with age.
How long do you rest between weight training sets? The rest interval you use is one of more than 6 training variables that can impact your workout. Now, a new study shows that for muscle growth, resting longer may be better.
Have you ever heard the term “muscle knot?” The medical term for them is myofascial trigger points. Find out what these entities are, how they can impact your training and movements, and what you can do if you have them.
You often hear that aerobic exercise is heart healthy and may prolong life. No doubt about it, aerobic exercise is beneficial. Yet, more recent research shows strength training may have longevity benefits as well. Find out why.
What does a short workout mean to you? A new study shows it can be VERY short as long as it’s intense. Find out more.
Hunger – there’s more than one kind. Some hunger is driven by low energy stores but there’s another kind that makes it harder to control your weight – and one that can potentially lead to food addiction.
There’s evidence that caffeine can improve exercise endurance during moderate-intensity exercise – but what about dark chocolate? Read on and discover why dark chocolate could be the next ergogenic aid.
Protein is an essential macronutrient you need for muscle function and for health. According to a new study, consuming a diet higher in protein may have benefits for older, overweight individuals. Find out why.
When is your “go to” workout time? Morning, afternoon, or evening? If you’re on the fence about when to exercise, here are 5 compelling reasons to work out in the morning.