Do you periodize your strength training? If so, what type do you use? This article discusses various approaches to periodization and which seems to be most effective based on research.
Get the low-down on fast and slow-twitch muscle fibers. The difference between the two, how they impact your training, and why it’s important to train fast-twitch fibers with intensity as you age.
You hear people talk about the importance of stretching and how it increases flexibility – but does it really? Find out more about what happens when you stretch and whether it actually makes your muscles more elastic.
A new study links red and processed meats to a higher risk for cancer. Should you be concerned? Find out more about this study, the conclusions it reached, and WHY processed meat might be linked with cancer.
You hear so much about the importance of getting enough calcium – but what about another mineral similar in structure – magnesium? Read on and discover four ways getting more magnesium can improve your health and the best ways to get it.
A diet high in sugar isn’t good for your waistline or your metabolic health – but what about your bones? Does sugar play a role in osteoporosis? Find out more about the role sugar plays in bone health and why.
Hi Everyone! We’re approaching the holiday season very soon. Try to stay committed to your workouts to help alleviate stress and “sinful” temptation Here is some workout variety for you. Enjoy! PS….it’s a great idea to give away your Halloween Candy by Sunday night to avoid unnecessary temptation. WEEK ONE Mon…Cardio Leg Blast Tues…Party Rockin […]
You’re probably familiar with a Swiss ball or stability ball and may have even used one to do ab exercises – but you can also use them as an unstable surface to do upper body exercises. Read on and find out what the pros and cons of doing exercises on a Swiss ball are.
Apples and green tomatoes – sure, they’re good for you – but can they help you preserve lean body mass as you age? Find out what new research shows about compounds in green tomatoes and apples and how they might protect against age-related muscle loss.
Ballet-inspired workouts that use a ballet barre, or if you work out at home, a sturdy chair, are growing in popularity. What kind of benefits does this type of workout offer? Can it make you leaner and stronger? Find out.