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  In the sport of weightlifting, the key requirement of a successful lift in competition is to lift the barbell to the full extent of the arms, while under control. As such, the elbows and their associated ligaments and tendons have to be healthy if ...
  Intermittent fasting (IF) is the latest social media diet fad. It means basically what it says, you only eat in a specified time period, and the rest of the time you fast. There are a number of different variations include a 1 or 2 day a week, 24 ...
The deadlift is a lift that divides a lot of opinions and makes a lot of people nervous. In my article on which deadlift is right for you, I talked about how to pick a deadlift variation that would be best suited to your body type and allowing your anatom ...
  Researchers at Glasgow University, UK, found that the amount of leisure time spent watching a television or computer screen had almost double the impact on the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in people with low grip strength ...
Researchers from Swinburne's Centre for Human Psychopharmacology write in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease about the mechanisms underlying cognitive performance in older people living independently and it proves to be an interesting look at the ...
As you age, you’ll experience changes in your body from slow movement to slow memory retrieval. One of those changes will also include the deterioration of your muscles. You can experience muscle pain and muscle weakness because the mitochondria1 in ...
  A study in Cell Metabolism supports the idea that foods like french fries hijack our body's inborn signals governing food consumption which could help explain brain-body mechanisms underlying the genetic predisposition for obesity, eating in t ...
Examine your setup and consider the proportions of your body to find the best technique for you.   The perfect program, the perfect lifting technique, the perfect anything, is the one that’s specifically designed for you. You are unique, like ...
  During a recent session, the lovely Jen (let's call her Jen) told me she was almost at her target weight. As we'd been working together for months and I didn't even know she had such a goal, her session came to an abrupt halt. The targ ...
  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 ...
When I think back to elementary school, few experiences return as vividly as DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the program of choice for keeping a new generation drug and alcohol-free. As a kindergartner, I remember looking at the older kids wearing ...
  A strong core will help you look better and improve your performance in fitness, sports and life. A good abdominal or core program is a lot more than crunches. A great deal of your core work should be isometric exercises like plank variations, qua ...
  Time management is a commonly avoided topic in fitness. For those of us that have school work, a job to hold down to pay for school, and still needing to make sure we stay fit and healthy, it’s not something that we can leave to chance. We a ...
Training for size isn’t as simple as hitting the gym and blasting a muscle group. You need to provide an appropriate signal to the body to force it to adapt. The signal should be of an appropriate magnitude and delivered at an optimal frequency. &nb ...
  The ketogenic diet has become, in recent years, one of the most searched diets online and has become one of the most popularly used diets for weight-loss. Coming hot on the heels of the paleo diet explosion of recent years, these types of die ...
You bench press, do push-ups, and maybe even military press. You squat, lunge, deadlift, glute bridge, pull-up, row, and have tried countless “ab” variations. You’ve likely hit the treadmill, the air bike, and even tried battle ropes, bu ...
Athletes in general are tough. We don’t like to show weakness. Our non-athlete social circles think we are crazy and awe-inspiring. But it’s okay to break, and it’s okay to ask for help. I recently found myself mentally weighed down with ...