You produce the most growth hormone as an adolescent but levels drop dramatically with age. This can lead to the gradual loss of muscle and bone tissue. Can regular exercise bring about a rise in growth hormone?
Unfortunately, your muscles adapt to training over a period of time. That’s when you have to introduce new challenges to make them work harder and push them a little beyond failure. Here are five techniques that allow you to do that.
Are you gaining muscle mass? How can you tell? You might get an idea by looking in the mirror but that’s not very precise. Here’s another way to see if you’re building muscle tissue.
Are you lifting heavy enough to reach your weight-training goals? How do you know? One way to find out is to determine your one-rep max and work at a percentage of that value. Here’s how.
You likely think of aerobic training as the form of exercise that’s best for your heart and blood vessels. Yet, research shows strength training may keep your heart and blood vessels healthy too. Find out more.
Most people weight train to get stronger or build muscle but it can also help with fat loss. What’s the best approach for using weights or resistance to burn body fat? Find out what research shows.
When you weight train, you probably use a horizontal loading approach – but there’s another option. It’s called a vertical loading approach. In this article, you’ll discover how each approach differs and the benefits of each.
Flexibility is important for performance and for functionality. You sometimes hear that weight training reduces flexibility. Is there any truth to this idea?
Regardless of your fitness goals, you probably do some type of training that gets your heart rate up. Yet, not all forms of cardio are created equal. There’s some thought that certain types can interfere with strength and hypertrophy gains. Is there any truth to this?
Aerobic exercise versus weight training – which is more effective for fat loss? Intuitively, you might say aerobics, but science doesn’t support this idea. Find out what a new study shows about the effectiveness of each.