Thirteen collegiate football players were hospitalized In January after participating in intense weight training sessions with their team. Unfortunately, athletes pay the price when coaches cross the line.Once a rare condition seen in athletes, the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis is unfortunately becoming more common. As pressure is placed on coaches to win and athletes are pushed … Read more Intensely Overworking Muscles Can Lead to a Life-Threatening Condition in Athletes
Here’s new hope for dieters, an easy healthy weight loss regime that’s established by simply changing your eating habits. Make it easier on yourself by only buying healthy low calorie food when you go grocery shopping. That will eliminate all the temptation and disappointment about deciding what to eat. You will only have healthy low … Read more Fast and Easy Weight Loss Plan
Have you been thinking about getting fit recently? Are you planning to join a weight training program but are not sure where to start? Every person who starts weight training goes through this stage, when you’re new at the gym and are not sure where to go, which machine to use and how to lift. … Read more What is Weight Training?
What’s the most overlooked factor in your workout program? The amount of weight lifted, the number of total sets performed, the various exercises you can throw in the mix? If you’re serious about building muscle, none of these is likely to be an afterthought. Why Rest Is Important What you probably don’t focus on is … Read more Strength Training for Those of Us Who Want to Get Bigger
Most people are living a life of responsibility overload. Our days are filled with making sure the kids are everywhere they need to be on time(school, soccer practice, etc.), we put in long hours at work, run errands before making it home, then it’s time to make dinner and before you know it, we go … Read more Why it Can Sometimes Be a Struggle to Find the Motivation to Lose Weight
Is it better for women to exercise with free weights, or machines? I’m a certified personal trainer. There are advantages to both forms of strength training for women, but if I had to choose either one or the other, I’d definitely go with the free weights. I will present the ups and downs of both … Read more Women’s Strength Training: Free Weights Vs. Machines
For Beginners Pushups There’s no reason why a novice or deconditioned exerciser should attempt pushups (other than maybe, just for the fun of it to see where she stands as far as upper-body strength, but attempting pushups can cause shoulder injury in a deconditioned person), even though some trainers immediately start their female clients-including very … Read more Pushups, Pull-ups and Dips