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Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy:

There are surprisingly few peer-reviewed research articles on the benefits of performing either resistance training or cardio during pregnancy. Here are some key points attained from current research:

Benefits:

Weight Management –
This is something most women are concerned with as the weight can be hard to get off after pregnancy. One study found that women […]

By |October 2nd, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

Stretching and Flexibility’s Influence on Strength and Endurance

Many studies have looked at the effects of static (traditional) stretching on both endurance and strength gains.  Here are some interesting facts to consider:
-Stretching longer than 60 seconds before a heavy workout set drastically reduces maximum strength. Some studies show stretching as little as 10-20 seconds can reduce strength by 5-30% according to the muscle […]

By |July 7th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

Supplements for Endurance Athletes

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The above article (from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning) discusses some of the proven supplements for increasing performance in endurance athletes.

Some key points from the article:
– Endurance athletes typically sweat 1.2-1.7 liters per hour of intense exercise, a drastic reduction in performance can be measured with only 2% dehydration, so hydration is key!
-Electrolye-Carb Drinks […]

By |June 30th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

Supplements for Increasing Strength and Muscle Mass

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Above is an article, from the Strength & Conditioning Journal, on a few of the scientifically-proven supplements for increasing strength and lean muscle mass.  The article talks about four different supplements that have the potential to increase muscle mass, strength, power, and overall athletic performance based on peer-reviewed studies.

A few key points from the article:

– […]

By |June 29th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments

Fasted Cardio Burns Less Fat Than Unfasted Cardio

Does Cardio After an Overnight Fast Maximize Fat?

The above article is a good read on why doing cardio in a fasted-state is NOT superior to doing cardio after a pre-workout meal when it comes to maximizing fat burning.

 

Some key points from the article:

– Several studies show fasted-state cardio burns the same or less total fat over […]

By |June 28th, 2011|General Health|0 Comments