Using a simple formula, you can effectively condition your most important muscle: the heart. In this video, metabolic expert Paul Robbins explains how to gauge how hard your heart is working. This will help you reap the most reward out of any Core Performance training program without pushing your body past its limits.
The best muscle-building tool? Try a fork. Sure, you need to train to boost strength and muscle mass, but eating the right foods at the right times triggers a process called protein synthesis, which is key for muscle growth. Our resident experts have addressed three common nutrition questions below, so you can feed your muscles the nutrients and calories needed to see results and perform your best. Bon appetit.
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I've started to realize how fundamentally different the approach to endurance running is compared to my previous training for soccer.
But the main difference is that tracking my progress is no longer an option. It's a necessity. I've been using http://www.mapmyrun.com to plan my runs and record my mile average afterwards. So far, I'm shooting for a sub 8-minute mile or maybe even a 7:30 mile.
Wearing a pedometer while you walk can help you lose weight even without changing your diet, according to a University of Michigan Health System analysis of nine studies.
Participants in the studies increased the distance they walked by one mile to slightly more than two miles each day. At an average pace of three miles per hour, that means the walkers were getting an additional 20 to 40 minutes of activity a day. On average, they lost 0.05 kilograms per week (about 0.11 pounds) for an average total of 1.27 kilograms (2.8 pounds) throughout the duration of the studies.
Wearing an ankle brace can help you avoid a spain. A study published in the February 2008 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that ankle braces may help college volleyball players avoid ankle sprains.
Q: If I can't get a full night's sleep because of my schedule, should I try and "catch up" on sleep by getting more than 8 hours the next night?
Q: Sometimes, especially after playing sports, I feel muscle spasms and tightness in my stomach. Is it because my usual ab routine is pretty "crunch heavy." Are there any better alternative exercises?
Having trouble getting that washboard stomach you want? When striving for a six-pack, focus on these three key elements.
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Gabby Reece is training for her next big challenge, but these days it doesn’t involve skying for blocks on Manhattan Beach, but winning a game in her own kitchen.
Q: I recently purchased a 20-pound weighted vest. Is it wise to perform agility and footwork drills while wearing it? If so, what are the potential benefits and or drawbacks to using this piece of equipment? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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