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Considering we as women reach our maximum bone density at age 30 and begin to decline afterwards, you would think that strength training would be more of a central focus for us, especially because we are four times more prone to bone loss than men. Streng ...
It's time to dispel a lot of the media hype currently associated with protein. Everyone out there seems to think there's a new brand of protein powder that is going to magically transform them into a super athlete with less than 10% body fat. That ...
Well, even halfway through the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, there was plenty to catch up on. In my last entry on these pages, I mentioned the athletes that Canada, the USA, and Great Britain would be entering in the weightlifting events. Those athletes a ...
Everyone should row. And everyone can row. This is a fact my boat club's champions beautifully demonstrate. The members of Molesey Boat Club stretch from 14 to 84, and their fastest rowers stand top of Olympic podiums. Not everyone is tall and, I assu ...
With the growing awareness of how our eating habits impact our health, more people than ever are trying to improve their nutrition. While it is great to see health becoming more of a priority, it can be a challenge to separate fact from fiction, especiall ...
If you are a powerlifter, a competitive Olympic lifter or a CrossFit Games competitor, you have my permission to stop reading. But, if you are like all the rest us- you know, folks who want to be strong, trim down, and keep your engine tuned- this is ...
This article was co-authored by Dominic dos Remedios.   If you’re hardcore about your training, you’ll be familiar with the concept of pushing yourself relentlessly and having feelings of guilt if you take a day off. While the ‘no p ...
Nutritional coaching has been upwardly trending in recent months, with thousands of recreational athletes signing up for online nutrition coaching packages from start-ups like Renaissance Periodization and Working Against Gravity. For a reasonable monthly ...
Menopause transition and post menopause can be a frustrating time for women when it comes to health and body composition. Menopause occurs in several stages across a wide range of ages, usually somewhere between 40 to 65. Your health and body composition ...
For all the women reading this, you might have noticed over the years both you and fellow members of the fairer sex find it more difficult to lose fat over a sustained period of time than your male counterparts. Annoying, isn’t it?   Luckily, t ...
By far the most popular spectator sport in America is football. No other sport even comes close. The juggernaut of football is an impenetrable fortress that will forever represent itself as America’s modernly anointed past time. But there’s on ...
One of the things I see in training nowadays is more women getting out there. And by out there I mean outdoors. I think it’s great when women are willing to get dirty while training. Dust, dirt, mud, chalk, sweat, rain, snow…bring it on! &nbs ...
People can be remarkably bold when they begin to notice you are changing your life. And by bold, I mean downright rude. Some people seem to have lost the ability to give an honest compliment, without somehow undermining it or trying to relate it to themse ...
Many athletic women have a pull-up on their training bucket list. Pull-ups are more difficult for women as they generally have more muscle mass on their lower body in proportion to their upper body and thus more weight to lift. However, with the correct p ...
There are three things you should never ask a woman:   How old are you? Are you pregnant? Do you eat carbs?   If you’re a woman, what emotions come up for you when you read that last question?   For some women, carbs are associated wi ...
In my last article, I discussed how you can begin to understand your movement limitations by establishing your flexibility and mobility in five different areas of the body. You can use this knowledge to improve your range of motion by introducing specific ...
Unless you’re an avid reader of anatomy and physiology, you probably haven't heard of heat shock proteins. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are an often-overlooked aspect of muscle building that play an important role in the hypertrophy, or muscle bui ...