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  While we tend to focus on the physiological effects of a lack of movement when it comes to our skeleton or musculature, we tend to have little knowledge of the impact on our brain. We do, however, know that several neurological diseases are associ ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum both in and out of the athletic world. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of he ...
Limited research has examined exactly how inactive people perceive high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Matthew Stork, a PhD candidate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently completed a study comparing ina ...
Do you dream of being able to sit comfortably on the floor, with your legs long in front of you? Or maybe you have loftier goals, like being able to fold forward in a wide leg straddle with your chest approaching the floor, but no matter how hard you try ...
  The deadlift is an amazing exercise and one that you should include in your strength training routine if you want to add slabs of granite-hard muscle to your body from head-to-toe, strengthen your posterior chain, and increase athletic performance ...
The predominant lesson instilled in me as a child was self-reliance. My mother’s father grew up in the grip of the Great Depression and was a Sea Bee in the South Pacific in World War II. When he got home, he became a jack of just about every trade. ...
  The quadriceps (quads) is the group of four muscles at the front of the thigh. The hamstrings are three muscles at the back of the thigh. These two muscle groups work in opposition to each other, though they tend to have a dysfunctional relationsh ...
  Has it occurred to you that if you’ve learned how to ride a bike, it is almost impossible to forget? When you are a kid, it’s a right of passage and freedom, especially once those training wheels are popped off. Throw a baseball card i ...
  If you've never heard about the herb Butea Superba, you're not alone. It's quite likely that most people you talk to don't know what it is either. However, in Thailand, it is an extremely popular and well-known supplement used by m ...
  Professional IFBB bodybuilder, Ben Pakulski, said, “Set the goal to build muscle, not for the muscle but for what it will make of you to achieve it.” I heard this on a recent episode of The Renegade Radio Podcast and it’s so damn ...
“Humans have dragged a body with a long hominid history into an overfed, malnourished, sedentary, sunlight-deficient, sleep-deprived, … and socially-isolating environment with dire consequences.” – Sebastian Junger   Fossil r ...
With the growing popularity of CrossFit, many people over age 35 have discovered a passion for competition. Today’s over-forty population is not interested in growing old gracefully, and like their younger counterparts, once introduced to the sport, ...
  The ketogenic diet is on a roll and there’s really no question why it’s gained so much momentum. Dubbed the keto diet for short, this low carb, high fat diet supplies the body with a plethora of healthy fats which are used as energy fo ...
  “Sports specific training” is all the rage on social media. It is hard to see a day go by where I don’t see something gimmicky or flashy being done by a self-proclaimed guru trainer or “performance” coach. Sports spec ...
For a number of years, when I lived in an apartment in Arizona, I trained with a barbell and some weight plates out in the desert. I’d fit the barbell and plates into my vehicle any way I could. Training with a large variety of implements has always ...
  These days it looks like everyone has a voice because of social media. In fact, it is hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t. The amount of filtering that is required is now overwhelming. However, I do realize that there is a lot of g ...
  There are hundreds, if not thousands of running training plans out there. There are plans for every event from the 40-yard dash to ultramarathons, and all of them, to some degree, are effective. You can choose from plans that include three days of ...