As a reminder, peak bone mass/density happens during our and adolescent and young adult years, after which we start losing our bone mass/density as we age. Decreasing bone mass/density can leads to broken bones and fractures in our later years.
Resistance training/weight lifting during our adolescent
With the early spring, many of us will be trading the treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters for running/sprinting outside. Ease back into exercising outdoor and take the time for your legs and body to adjust to running on the hard surfaces, such as pavement and cement, to avoid injuries...Full Post
At my local fitness center, it was easy to notice the drop off of members exercising from the start of the New Year/January 2012 to the last weekend 2/19/2012, (which seem to happen yearly), demonstrating for many the desire for health and fitness, doesn’t match their commitment to exercising or improving
I found the following posted at my local YMCA: Researchers at George Washington University has found that losing just 5% of body fat can have a huge impact on your overall health and by losing that much, chances are you are more likely to lose more.
With the weather now cold in the dead of winter, wearing a warm cap or hat when going to and leaving your fitness center is a must to protect your health and keeping on your fitness schedule, particularly after completing your workout.
You can lose up to 80% of your body heat through your head. Leaving
Pain has only one function and that is to tell our body something is wrong and needs to be corrected. When it comes to pain related to dysfunctions in our postural and body alignment, we often take pain medications and simple therapies for relief, but do we correct the problem?
You probably been told that you need to diet in order to lose weight. You may not know that with dieting alone, studies have shown that the weight lost is about 75% fat and 25% lean muscle mass. The 25 % lean muscle mass lost is valuable and important for your body.
Starting or currently in a strength training or fitness program?
I highly recommend completing (for 4 to 6 weeks) the stabilization level of the NASM’s Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model (phase 1), before starting any strength training program or NASM’s multiple strength endurance training program
From my observation of middle and high school athletes, it would be ideal for them to meet with a NASM certified personal trainer or fitness professional, for a dynamic postural assessment. A dynamic postural assessment observes your basic body movements, how you muscles and joints work together, and to look
After observing a variety of male adults and youths resistance workouts at the local fitness center for the past six months, the potential of harm that a number of these workout warriors are doing to their body is surprising.