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When a recent article suggested xenon might produce similar effects to blood-doping, WADA suddenly weighed in. And a lot of people became suspicious of Russia topping the medal table at Sochi.
Cleanliness is essential to a gym. To explain why, we're going to look at the science of microbiology and you'll learn what microbes lurk in your establishment when you don't clean properly.
Losing urine during a workout isn’t okay, and isn’t a badge of honor as to how hard you worked. Here's what's really going on and how you can stop peeing yourself.
One of the most frequent questions in is, “Should I workout when I am sick?’ Like many topics in fitness, there isn’t a clear-cut answer, but here's what I suggest you should ask yourself.
As beneficial as exercise might be, more isn't always better. A new study compared the effects of high- and low-intensity exercise on the body's immune response.
Have a problem mingling at parties? A new research review suggests a little bit of exercise, and team sports in particular, might do your social life some good.
The blood type diet has garnered quite a following since its introduction, but a new study suggests it might not actually work. In fact, it seems maybe we should all eat similar diets.
While I only heard about helminthic therapy - or treatment via hookworm infection - a few months ago, it has apparently been circling the scientific community for years.
A lot of studies have examined the role of aerobic exercise in diabetes prevention. The newest research demonstrates resistance exercise can also reduce the risk.
A new study suggests people who exercise use pain killers frequently and not always as recommended by a doctor or even the label on the bottle.
While it's true that you can't out-exercise a bad diet, that doesn't mean exercise doesn't help. A new study explored the effects of high-intensity exercise on your lipid profile.
As coaches, we will likely have someone with diabetes come through our doors. Type 1 diabetes care will differ from type 2 diabetes care, and it's important for coaches to know the difference.
A new study examined the effects of psychological stress on exercise recovery, and the results were pretty conclusive: stress makes it harder to recover.
Although genetics certainly aren't the only factor in athleticism, they do play a role. A new study has identified one gene in particular that makes a big difference in athletic performance.
Regular exercise can do wonders for those who suffer from asthma, but it’s vital that coaches understand how to safely work with asthmatic trainees.
The vast majority of people who complain about their slow metabolisms don’t have a metabolism problem at all. They have a movement problem. A lack of movement, that is.
Fibromyalgia is a muscular disorder. It’s important for coaches to understand what it is and the symptoms it can bring in a person with the condition.