Can you do long periods of endurance exercise with ease or are you better at power moves like jumping or sprinting? This may be partially explained by the type of muscle fibers you have a predominance of. Find out more about muscle fiber types, how they’re different from each other and how they impact athletic performance.
Are you stronger than you think you are? The answer is almost assuredly yes. This article talks about people who are able to lift seemingly impossible amounts of weight under the right circumstances and how this might be possible. It also discusses the concept of “absolute strength” and “maximal strength.” You just might discover you’re capable of lifting more weight than you think you are.
So much to think about when you lift weights. Form is one of them – but don’t neglect another aspect of weight training – breathing. Some trainers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to breathe but the most important thing is to make sure you ARE breathing. Here’s why.
Some women cut back on protein along with calories when they’re trying to lose weight. That’s not such a good idea, especially after menopause. A recent study reveals the importance of getting enough protein – and consuming it throughout the day. Find out why it’s important along with some high protein snacks you can enjoy.
Do you experience calf tightness after exercising? It’s a relatively common problem that can interfere with your workout and make it uncomfortable to walk or run. Find out what causes tight calves and what you can do to prevent and relieve them.
Ever wonder what’s going on behind the scenes when you resistance train? There are a number of hormones at work that have an impact on muscle growth. Find out more about these key players and how they make it harder or easier to build lean body mass.
Are you too focused on the number of calories you’re burning DURING exercise? That certainly makes exercise less enjoyable and it can also keep you from getting the results you’re looking for. Find out why the number of calories burned during a workout session isn’t all that important – and what is.
Do you read nutrition labels every time you shop for food? You should. A new study shows that even health-conscious shoppers can be fooled by product packaging and make less healthy selections. Find out how food packaging and labels fool us and how to be a savvier shopper every time you shop for groceries.
Spinach, butternut squash (cooked with orange juice for a kick), and strawberries make this a colorful and super healthy salad. Easy and quick assembly.
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