The age-old argument – genetics or lifestyle? A new study approaches the argument in a different way by looking at identical twins with the same genetics – one who exercises and who doesn’t. They look the same on the outside, but what about the inside? Find out.
Are you troubled by “bat wings?” In this case, we’re not referring to an actual animal, but flabby triceps. What can you do when your triceps flap around when you wave to someone? Find out what causes this problem and how best to get the firm-looking triceps you’re looking for.
Muscles love glycogen and they depend on having enough of it. Unfortunately, after an intense workout or one of long duration, muscle cells can be depleted of this important source of fuel. Find out more about the role muscle and liver glycogen play in exercise performance and why post-workout nutrition is so important.
Do you dream of being able to supercharge your metabolism? Is it really possible to do that? This article looks at what factors affect your metabolic rate and what you can do, from a natural standpoint, to optimize your metabolism.
If you’re an athlete, train with weights or do any form of intense exercise, you’re probably focused on getting enough protein, but how much do you really need? This article looks at that issue and discusses 4 other myths about protein that many people still believe.
Do you glance at the calorie count when buying a packaged food? Have you ever wondered whether the number you’re seeing is really accurate? Find out why you shouldn’t place too much stock in calorie food labels and how to be a smarter shopper.
Can two minutes of movement change your health? If you sit all day it can. A number of studies point to sitting too long during the day as a risk factor for health problems. Now a new study shows how you can lower your risk with only two minutes of activity. Find out more.
Are you planning a high-fat, cheat meal? Before your splurge, take time to do a high-intensity interval training session. A new study shows a short HIIT session may counter the negative effects of a fatty meal. Read on and discover another reason why HIIT training belongs in your workout routine.
Strength training or endurance training – which is best for weight loss? A recent study looked at this issue. See what science shows about exercise type and the role it plays in fat loss and body composition.
Do you do plyometric moves? If you do jump squats or split squats, you’re tapping into the power of plyometrics. This form of training is popular with athletes trying to increase their vertical jump, but it’s also useful for developing strength and power. Find out how plyometric drills can help you get leaner, stronger and more powerful.