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.
One of the things you have to worry about as you age is keeping your brain healthy. Your brain ages along with the rest of you and when it does, your memory and ability to learn are affected. The good news? Diet matters. Now, a study shows certain compounds in plants may help you ward off memory problems as you age.
Can circuit training alone be enough to build strength and muscle? Circuit workouts are popular because they’re time expedient and burn more calories than standard weight training due to the short rest period between exercises. But are they enough to build muscle size?
Lunges – you do them but you might not realize how many benefits they offer. Here are five to be aware of and why you should do lunge variations too.
There is a link between muscle size and strength, but muscles actually become stronger in two ways. For one, they grow in size and the number of contractile units that generate force increase. Yet muscles become stronger in another way as well.
Yo-yo dieting is the practice of losing and regaining weight in a cyclical pattern. How does this practice impact your health? Find out what science shows about weight fluctuations and health.