If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has its way, artificially made trans fats will transition from a mainstay of the American diet to a historical footnote.
The miracle of weight training is that it actually slows muscle tissue loss associated with aging. In fact, it's possible to regain some muscle that may have been lost to injury or inactivity.
Plyometric training can be an effective way to improve a client's power, neuromuscular efficiency and performance, as well as an effective means of achieving weight loss and overall fitness. However, it should be understood that it is not necessarily for every client.
As we head into 2014, leading experts have predicted that one of the hottest trends on the horizon seems to be a throwback to the days before elite clubs and high-tech fitness centers populated every corner. We are poised on the brink of embracing body weight exercises as one of the most effective ways to stay in shape.
As a species, humans spend about a third of their lives sleeping. That might not be surprising, considering that sleep allows the body to recover from the activities of the two thirds spent awake.
Taking over-the-counter medications for dealing with post-workout soreness is a fairly common practice. But mixing over-the-counter pain medications with prescription pain medications such as opioids significantly raises the risk of a fatal overdose.
Returning to exercise after a sports-related injury can be a trying time for an active person. Viewed in a positive light, it can be a time to try new ways of performing familiar exercises and gain new insights in the process.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then picture how efficient it can be to describe a training concept or even anatomical system in simple visual terms. Take, for example, "the core".