Trending https://breakingmuscle.com/category/tags/trending en Do You Lift, Bro? Most Americans Say Nah! https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-you-lift-bro-most-americans-say-nah <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/do-you-lift-bro-most-americans-say-nah" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/nahidontliftbro.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">60% of all adults in the US do no muscle-strengthening exercises and 25% don’t even like to walk, cycle or run. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>In a first of its kind study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine<sup><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328482698_Muscle-Strengthening_Exercise_Among_397423_US_Adults_Prevalence_Correlates_and_Associations_With_Health_Conditions" target="_blank">1</a></sup>, data from a nationally representative sample of US adults were used by investigators to link low-to-moderately frequent <a href="/fitness/resistance-training-is-amazing-for-your-heart">muscle-strengthening exercise (MSE)</a> with fewer reported health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/do-you-lift-bro-most-americans-say-nah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> barbell bodybuilding dumbbell Fitness Health Kettlebell MSE Muscle-Strengthening Exercise public policy strength and conditioning Trending Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000 182041 at https://breakingmuscle.com Resistance Training Improves Exercise Motivation https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/resistance-training-improves-exercise-motivation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/resistance-training-improves-exercise-motivation" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201808/resistancetrainingforolderadults1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">A study by the University of Jyväskylä suggests that exercise motivation is improved in people who take up resistance training. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201808/resistancetrainingforolderadults1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/resistance-training-improves-exercise-motivation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Best Exercise commitment Fitness fitness motivation goal planning mature athlete motivation research resistance training Trending weight training Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:49:37 +0000 181321 at https://breakingmuscle.com Protein Supplements Are Not for Snacking https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/protein-supplements-are-not-for-snacking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/protein-supplements-are-not-for-snacking" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/proteinsupplementinthegym.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">People looking to manage their weight with strength-training and protein supplements should consume their supplements during a meal. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201805/proteinsupplementinthegym.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/protein-supplements-are-not-for-snacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness lean muscle losing fat meal planning meal timing protein protein supplements Trending weight management Sat, 26 May 2018 16:54:09 +0000 180476 at https://breakingmuscle.com HIIT Reductio is Better Than Nothing, Much Better https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hiit-reductio-is-better-than-nothing-much-better <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/hiit-reductio-is-better-than-nothing-much-better" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201805/pullupinthepark.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient and good for our health. Even 10 minutes, 3 times a week, can make a difference in someone's health. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Limited research has examined exactly how inactive people perceive <a href="/category/tags/hiit">high-intensity interval training</a> (HIIT). <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Stork" target="_blank">Matthew Stork</a>, a PhD candidate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC&#39;s Okanagan campus, recently completed a study comparing inactive people&#39;s feelings and enjoyment of HIIT to traditional long-duration aerobic exercise.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hiit-reductio-is-better-than-nothing-much-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> at-home exercise Fitness fitness-related research HIIT starting fitness starting strength time management Trending Fri, 25 May 2018 01:14:52 +0000 180466 at https://breakingmuscle.com Social Media Fire: Gyms and Butt Pics https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/social-media-fire-gyms-and-butt-pics <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/social-media-fire-gyms-and-butt-pics" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201801/socialmediabuttpics1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Recently a CrossFit affiliate was called out for posting pictures of its female members on social media and you can probably guess why. Have things gone too far on social media? </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201801/socialmediabuttpics1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/social-media-fire-gyms-and-butt-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> commercial gyms crossfit Fitness gym etiquette psychology psychosocial social media Trending Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:05:41 +0000 179066 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Ultimate Guide to Muscle Gain and Hypertrophy https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-ultimate-guide-to-muscle-gain-and-hypertrophy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-ultimate-guide-to-muscle-gain-and-hypertrophy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/growmusclesprimer1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">So you want big muscles. Where do we start? We'll start with some of the ways that muscles grow through strength training and progressive resistance exercise. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><h2>A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Bigger</h2> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-ultimate-guide-to-muscle-gain-and-hypertrophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> amino acids delayed onset muscle soreness emom Fitness fitness hypoxia rest and recovery strength training Trending Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:29:43 +0000 178071 at https://breakingmuscle.com Analyzing High Versus Low-Load Resistance Training Methodologies https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/analyzing-high-versus-low-load-resistance-training-methodologies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/analyzing-high-versus-low-load-resistance-training-methodologies" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/highversuslowloadresistancetraining.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">High-load resistance training has always been linked to greater muscular power and strength, while low-load training can lead to greater muscular endurance. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201711/highversuslowloadresistancetraining.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>High-load resistance training has always been linked to greater muscular power and strength, while low-load training can lead to greater muscular endurance. Breaking that down further, high-load resistance training can increase adaptations in the myofibrils, while low-load endurance training concentrates on the mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cells.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/analyzing-high-versus-low-load-resistance-training-methodologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> atp endurance training Fitness fitness mitochondria protein synthesis Trending Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:43:00 +0000 177846 at https://breakingmuscle.com HIIT: Work Through the Pain to Reach Euphoria https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hiit-work-through-the-pain-to-reach-euphoria <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/hiit-work-through-the-pain-to-reach-euphoria" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/euphorichiitworkouts.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">While intense exercise helps release endorphins that can do wonders to alleviate physical and emotional stress, first, you've got to work through the pain. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>We all know that exercise can boost your mood and drive away stress. When we engage in high-intensity exercise (such as HIIT), our brains release<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurobiological_effects_of_physical_exercise" target="_blank"> Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor</a> (BDNF), a protein that can boost cognitive function and relax our minds. BDNF can also protect your brain, repair your memory, and reset your mood.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hiit-work-through-the-pain-to-reach-euphoria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> adrenal system Fitness fitness HIIT intervals hormones mood Trending Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:41:05 +0000 177256 at https://breakingmuscle.com Just Follow the Protocols for Exercising During Pregnancy https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/just-follow-the-protocols-for-exercising-during-pregnancy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/just-follow-the-protocols-for-exercising-during-pregnancy" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201711/pregnancyexercise1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">It should go without saying but every pregnancy is different. That's why you need a plan and it should include workouts that are specific to you. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201711/pregnancyexercise1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There are many health risks associated with pregnancy: from preeclampsia to gestational diabetes to incontinence to excessive weight gain. While some of these problems are simply the result of the changes occurring in your body, many are the direct result of unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits before and during pregnancy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/just-follow-the-protocols-for-exercising-during-pregnancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> aerobic exercise diabetes exercise during pregnancy Fitness fitness physical activity Trending weight gain Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:15:40 +0000 177261 at https://breakingmuscle.com Science Thinks Sugar Makes You Sad https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/science-thinks-sugar-makes-you-sad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/science-thinks-sugar-makes-you-sad" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/donutsandmuscle.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The data in this new study proved that there is a direct connection between high sugar intake from sweet foods/beverages and mental/psychological health problems. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201710/donutsandmuscle.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sugar has been linked to a broad range of health problems: from diabetes to obesity to inflammation to acne to an increased cancer risk.&nbsp;In Britain, adults consume approximately double, and in the U.S. triple, the recommended level of added sugar for additional health benefits (5% of energy intake), with sweet foods and&nbsp;drinks contributing three-quarters of the intake.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/science-thinks-sugar-makes-you-sad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anxiety emotional eating Fitness fitness mental health psychological stress Trending Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:23:10 +0000 176791 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Older You Get the More Protein to Stave off Muscle Loss https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-older-you-get-the-more-protein-to-stave-off-muscle-loss <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-older-you-get-the-more-protein-to-stave-off-muscle-loss" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/oldermuscularman1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Age-related muscle mass decrease, also known as sarcopenia, is one of the greatest contributors to aging. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201710/oldermuscularman1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Protein is the most important part of our diet. Not only does it contribute to new muscle growth, but it carries out chemical functions in the cells, coordinates biological processes, stores energy, and protects existing muscle mass.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-older-you-get-the-more-protein-to-stave-off-muscle-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness fitness leucine nutrition physical activity stamina strength Trending Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:02:13 +0000 177861 at https://breakingmuscle.com Overcoming Adaptive Thermogenesis for More Efficient Weight Loss https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/overcoming-adaptive-thermogenesis-for-more-efficient-weight-loss <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/overcoming-adaptive-thermogenesis-for-more-efficient-weight-loss" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/adaptivethermogenesis2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">In a study of obese men, intermittent dieting was found to reduce compensatory metabolic responses and improve weight loss efficiency. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Overcoming Adaptive Thermogenesis for More Efficient Weight Loss" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201710/adaptivethermogenesis2.jpg" title="Intermittent energy restriction improves weight loss efficiency in obese men—The MATADOR study" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/overcoming-adaptive-thermogenesis-for-more-efficient-weight-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness fitness healthy eating intermittent fasting metabolism Trending weight loss Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:53:45 +0000 177866 at https://breakingmuscle.com Is Social Media Culture Breeding Intelligence Ignorance? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/is-social-media-culture-breeding-intelligence-ignorance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/is-social-media-culture-breeding-intelligence-ignorance" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/socialmediaandfitness1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">There is so much information on every aspect of fitness at our fingertips but that may not mean much if it doesn't get through. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201710/socialmediaandfitness1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Every day, millions of scientists around the world spend their time researching, studying, evaluating, and analyzing. They produce thousands of scholarly articles and research papers every month, publishing them in journals to share with the world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/is-social-media-culture-breeding-intelligence-ignorance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diet plans Fitness fitness fitness-related research nutritional research scientific method social media Trending Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:22:41 +0000 177856 at https://breakingmuscle.com Are Feelings of Hunger and Satiety Physiological or Learned? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/are-feelings-of-hunger-and-satiety-physiological-or-learned <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/are-feelings-of-hunger-and-satiety-physiological-or-learned" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/feelingsatiated1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Well, the truth is that learned behaviors exist among all animals, including those of us that walk upright on two legs. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201710/feelingsatiated1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our bodies are designed with a simple hunger mechanism: hunger pangs trigger the desire to eat, and when our stomach feels full, it&#39;s an indication that we&#39;ve had enough to eat. Pretty simple, right?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/are-feelings-of-hunger-and-satiety-physiological-or-learned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fitness fitness hunger obesity satiety Trending trigger point Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:58:42 +0000 177841 at https://breakingmuscle.com With Wearable Tech, the Purpose Determines the Placement https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/with-wearable-tech-the-purpose-determines-the-placement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/with-wearable-tech-the-purpose-determines-the-placement" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/wearabletech1.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Wearable technology is all the rage these days. One scientist took a closer look at wearable tech from a unique angle: where to wear the tech, rather than what sort of tech to wear. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/201710/wearabletech1.jpeg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wearable technology is all the rage these days. From smart watches to heart rate monitoring T-shirts, to shoes with fitness trackers built in, sports garment manufacturers are always trying to find new and creative ways to marry style and comfort with technology.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/with-wearable-tech-the-purpose-determines-the-placement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biomechanics Fitness fitness movement new technology Trending wearables Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:48:49 +0000 177661 at https://breakingmuscle.com