Some people spend loads of time during their workout stretching, when the truth is that some of them may not need it. Not only can you injure yourself if you are stretching incorrectly, but it can also inhibit your performance when done improperly.
Age comes with many detrimental effects on the human body including sarcopenia and loss in muscle strength which are big risk factors associated with falling in the geriatric population. Fall prevention is becoming more of a subject of interest among healthcare professionals now that the baby boomer generation is coming to their golden years and fall rates have been increasing. 30% of people living at home in the United States over the age of 65 fall each year, with even higher rates when they live in nursing facilities (11). In addition, moderate to severe injuries occur in 20-30% of people who fall each year and can even lead to death (11). These statistics show the growing concern for having an effective training program that helps reduce falls in the elderly. Check out this blog to see what works!
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a term that means fasting for a set period of time. IF is growing in popularity among health and fitness professionals to aide themselves and their clients in losing weight, gaining muscle, or maintaining an overall healthy and fit physique. Intermittent fasting is a relatively new topic in research…
People work hard in the gym every day with specific goals in mind. Endurance athletes want to run as long as they can or keep their pace under a certain time….Resistance-training (Strength training) athletes want to get big and strong… Some people may not know how engaging in concurrent training (aerobic exercise + weight lifting) could affect their performance. Check out my blog to learn more!
Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is described as exposing the entire human body to -200°F to -250°F for up to 3 minutes. Some people claim that WBC results in several health, performance, and beauty benefits, however science does not support many….if any of these claims.
Training to failure (TTF) is a weight training term for when someone does repetitions to the point of muscular failure and they can absolutely not produce another repetition during that set. A common belief is that TTF is necessary to see gains in strength and hypertrophy. However, science may disagree with this. Check out my blog to see why!