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  Research recently examined back squatting using two different chain techniques. Researchers tested one experienced male weight lifter for this case study. Researchers compared linear and double looped supplemental heavy resistance chains to the ba ...
  Strength and conditioning programming for older athletes is a growing interest area in research and practice. A recent study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research examined age related deterioration of muscle mass in older males an ...
Acupuncture is one of the most frequently used therapies in complementary and alternative medicine today. Originating in China thousands of years ago, acupuncture is rapidly becoming a viable alternative therapy for a myriad of conditions. Acupuncture uti ...
Stress fractures are the most common injuries in athletics today. Athletes with stress fractures usually seek medical treatment for these bothersome injuries after dealing with ongoing pain. Stress fractures can occur in many different bones in the body, ...
  If you're looking for an affordable barbell for women or beginners the Bella Bar by Rogue Fitness will make a nice addition to your gym. We have used this bar for the last six months and have found it to be a great starter barbell and ...
  The female athlete triad is a devastating health problem facing females in athletics and sports today. The triad is a syndrome involving nutritional deficits, lack of a menstrual cycle, and issues with bone health.   The triad is defined by t ...
You may have noticed a lot of people drinking coconut water these days. There are a number of brands that can be found in any of the large grocery stores and drug stores and they all make a number of health claims. So what is the deal with coconut water? ...
Do you know where your plantar fascia is? Chances are you don’t unless you have injured it and developed plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the plantar fascia). According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approximately two million peop ...
Calcium and Vitamin D are two widely available and popular nutritional supplements used for bone health. A wide array of peer reviewed research has demonstrated that the use of Calcium and Vitamin D can improve bone density. However, little to no research ...
Fencing is a classic art, part of our history since the Middle Ages. The image of sword fighting is prevalent throughout our media, from the swashbuckling escapades of Errol Flynn to the science-fiction adventures of Luke Skywalker. Yet, how many of you h ...
Exercise is a good thing, right? Well, like all things, exercise is good in moderation. Too little exercise leaves us overweight and unhealthy, but too much exercise can stress out our systems and cause a whole different variety of health problems. While, ...
  Finding healthy snacks that are grain/gluten free and tasty can be a challenge for any mom. If you are gluten free or have a family member that is gluten free and you have been searching for a nutritious snack than these "granola like" ...
Rowing for sport is becoming more popular worldwide. Whether rowing on water or on an indoor ergometer, rowing can be an extremely demanding endurance sport. Rowing utilizes different energy systems including aerobic and anaerobic, but also uses musc ...
Kettlebells are often used in training by recreational athletes, elite athletes, and sports professionals. Strength and conditioning coaches train their athletes with kettlebells to increase muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory fit ...
Many men suffer silently with the debilitating condition of erectile dysfunction. ED is a medical condition that can affect men over the age of 40. ED is usually diagnosed in middle aged men and increases greatly in the elderly population. According ...
A recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research revealed traditional methods of training endurance may not be the best for teenage athletes. Using a sample group of teenage soccer players, researchers trained half the group with high i ...
Having been involved in mixed martial arts (MMA) for almost a decade, I sometimes forget it is still a new sport to most people. As such, the concept of the sport may not be very clear for people encountering the sport for the first time. What exactly doe ...