Trending https://breakingmuscle.com/category/tags/trending en 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 Take More Steps to Fight Middle Age Spread https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/take-more-steps-to-fight-middle-age-spread <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/take-more-steps-to-fight-middle-age-spread" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/takemorestairs.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 term middle age spread refers to the amount of weight gained by men and women once they hit the big 4-0. </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/201710/takemorestairs.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The term <em>middle age spread</em>&nbsp;refers to the amount of weight gained by men and women once they hit the big 4-0. Not only do they pack on a few pounds, but their body fat percentage tends to rise as their lean muscle mass decreases. This is often due to a lack of activity, a decrease in hormones, a slower metabolism, and a decrease in energy output.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/take-more-steps-to-fight-middle-age-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMI body fat energy Fitness fitness hormones Trending Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:27:30 +0000 177686 at https://breakingmuscle.com Hedonic Hunger and Why Beer Makes You Feel Good https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hedonic-hunger-and-why-beer-makes-you-feel-good <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/hedonic-hunger-and-why-beer-makes-you-feel-good" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/beerkegstrongman1.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">Certain food stimuli drive people to eat and drink purely for pleasure leading to overconsumption and the problems that come with it. Researchers identify one such component in beer. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hedonic-hunger-and-why-beer-makes-you-feel-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> brain breakingmuscle dopamine Fitness fitness hunger mood states Trending Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:34:00 +0000 177681 at https://breakingmuscle.com Does Wearing Compression Garments Overnight Speed Up Recovery? https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/does-wearing-compression-garments-overnight-speed-up-recovery <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/does-wearing-compression-garments-overnight-speed-up-recovery" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/compressiongarmentrunner1.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">This study aimed to investigate the effects of wearing a compression garment during night sleep on muscle fatigue recovery after high-intensity eccentric and concentric knee extensor exercises. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/does-wearing-compression-garments-overnight-speed-up-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakingmuscle compression gear concentric Fitness fitness mobility rest and recovery Trending Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:46:42 +0000 177621 at https://breakingmuscle.com The Relation Between Biomechanical Stiffness and Feeling Stiff https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-relation-between-biomechanical-stiffness-and-feeling-stiff <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/the-relation-between-biomechanical-stiffness-and-feeling-stiff" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/stiffback1.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">Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work and is the single leading cause of disability around the world. Roughly 50% of working Americans experience back pain. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-relation-between-biomechanical-stiffness-and-feeling-stiff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biomechanics erector spinae Fitness fitness lower back pain mobility Trending Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:48:32 +0000 177656 at https://breakingmuscle.com Failure Sucks, But Getting Emotional Is Good https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/failure-sucks-but-getting-emotional-is-good <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/fitness/failure-sucks-but-getting-emotional-is-good" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201710/taranenkobruceklemens.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">It's tough to start all over again and pull yourself up from the dirt to keep at it. For many people, it's just too hard to try again if it means you'll fail. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/failure-sucks-but-getting-emotional-is-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behaviors breakingmuscle cognitive ability emotional Fitness fitness motivation Trending Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:43:46 +0000 177451 at https://breakingmuscle.com