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Ever wonder how fitness trends catch fire? Or whether popular exercise equipment and workout programs are based on actual science? Learn everything you wanted to know about exercise straight from the people who invent the products and create the workouts that make you sweat. Working with iconic fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, Stairmaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Pete McCall is an educator, blogger and media spokesperson who has ...
 
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Fitness does not just take place within the four walls of a gym or studio or home, it can happen almost anywhere there is space to move. Brandon Wagner is a personal trainer from Tucson, AZ. Marc Coronel is a personal trainer who lives in Las Vegas, NV. Not only do they make a living by making clients sweaty, but Brandon and Marc are master trainer…
 
From improving health to burning calories to growing muscle to slowing down the aging process, exercise provides many important benefits. However, there is not one single type of workout that you should be doing, rather, performing a variety of different activities can be the best way to achieve the results that you want from your fitness routine. …
 
Once upon a time it would take weeks or months to travel from one part of the world to another. However, now that it's 2021, you can hop on a jet and be almost anywhere on the globe within a matter of hours. As a result, the international economy is extremely interconnected allowing entire industries to expand to different markets in order to creat…
 
The dictionary is the ONLY place where success comes before work; when it comes to fitness it seems as if people are always looking for a way to hack the body to get results without having to spend hours in the gym. Some shortcuts are high risk for minimal rewards while others are downright dangerous. However one technique, the Kaatsu Method of blo…
 
Strength is the ability of muscles to generate force against an external resistance. Strength training is often thought of as being for the young and fit, however, over the course of the aging process, the human body can lose up to 10% of muscle mass per decade and regular strength training can slow down age-related muscle loss. The research sugges…
 
For years the prevailing wisdom on exercise for older adults has been that as we get into our sixties that we should 'slow down' or 'take it easy' and maybe not do so much exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth, as we age we need to remain consistent with exercise and that means exercising to a point of fatigue. Exercise is stress impose…
 
Aging is going to happen, there is nothing that can be done to stop or reverse the passage of time; HOWEVER, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that regular exercise can be the means for slowing the aging process and maintaining optimal health well into our later years. Dr. Norman Lazarus is a MD and PhD who researches how exercise help…
 
Successful aging is the process of aging free from disease while maintaining optimal cognitive and physical performance. Dr. Daniel Levitin was originally a musician but ended up with a PhD in cognitive psychology and is an expert in the field of neuroscience. Dr. Levitin's book, Successful Aging, reviews how the body changes over the course of the…
 
Chronological aging is the length of time that you have been alive and began the moment you were born. Biological aging refers to the normal degradation of cells, tissues and organs that occurs as a result of the passage of time. Successful aging is aging free from disease and with optimal levels of cognitive and physical function. This Quick Fit T…
 
The Paleo diet is based on the foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate as they roamed the land looking for sustenance, but is it the ideal nutrition plan for the twenty-first century human? Is there any difference between how a hunter-gatherer on the plains of Africa burns calories and someone in the urban jungles of New York City? Dr. Herman Pontz…
 
This may sounds crazy but fat is an essential component of our bodies and, in fact, could be considered an organ. Yes, having too much fat could be extremely bad for you and cause a number of chronic diseases, but your body does need some fat to control many essential functions. Dr. Sylvia Tara has her PhD in Biochemistry and wanted to know why it …
 
Katee Sackhoff is an actress who won a Best Supporting Actress award for her role on the television show Battlestar Galactica and is known for her commitment to her craft which includes maintaining the fitness it requires to look great on camera. While it can be easy to admire the physiques of the celebrities we see in the movies and on TV, it take…
 
There are many ways to exercise, some are extremely effective while others simply may not be a good use of your time. Gunnar Peterson is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer and strength coach who works with high profile clients whose time is worth millions of dollars. Gunnar applies the science of exercise to create time-efficient workouts that pr…
 
The ONLY place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Success is based on a number of factors including hard work, the ability to network with others and timing. Shannon Fable has had many roles over the course of her fitness industry career: instructor, program director, presenter, business owner, board chairperson and consultant. O…
 
The human body is capable of amazing feats of performance. From lifting extremely heavy weights to running for incredible distances we are constantly pushing the limits of what the human body can do. In his book Endure, award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson explores the science of endurance training, documenting how scientists and athletes are w…
 
Going back to the early 1900s, interval training has been used by athletes to develop the fitness required for their specific sport. As a result, most of the research conducted on high intensity interval training (HIIT) was focused on how it benefits for athletes, the prevailing belief was that HIIT was too intense for the average individual. Howev…
 
Which do you think would provide better results from a workout? 30 minutes of running on a treadmill at a steady pace, OR running on a treadmill as fast as possible for 20 seconds, taking a 10 second break and repeating 7 more times for a total of 4 minutes? Believe it or not, the second approach could provide more results, IF the intensity of the …
 
Watching a sport on television is easy, all you have to do is tune in, sit down and pay attention. Playing a sport at the highest level as a professional athlete is a whole different story, it requires motivation, drive, an amazing level of athleticism and commitment to fitness. Marcelis Branch finished his college football career at Robert Morris …
 
Managing a healthy bodyweight, adding lean muscle mass, enhancing cardiorespiratory efficiency, reducing the risk of developing a chronic disease are among the numerous benefits from regular exercise; however, one of the most important benefits is often overlooked, or simply not discussed, which is the fact that regular exercise can help to enhance…
 
Exercise. Nutrition. Sleep. Meditation. These are all components of health and wellness, but what about sex? Does sexual intercourse, more specifically great sex, play a role in supporting optimal health and wellness and if so, how? Dr. Diana Hoppe is a physician, more specifically, a board-certified OBGYN who specializes in women's health and wrot…
 
There are many components of wellness: exercise, nutrition, sleep, mindfulness and good sex. Yes, that's right, good sex is an important component of achieving and maintaining optimal health. You can crush your workouts, dial in your nutrition, get awesome sleep every night, but admit it, it's not until you're having great sex that you're feeling y…
 
If you have had back pain or deal with a 'bad back,' you are not alone, hundreds of thousands of people experience some sort of back pain. Dr. Stuart McGill spent more than 30 years researching biomechanics of the human spine and has developed the exercise techniques that could help you to eliminate pain so you can enjoy ALL of your favorite activi…
 
There are many ways to workout, your individual needs and personal goals will determine the most effective kind of exercise for you. Explosive strength training with barbells and kettlebells can provide numerous benefits and could produce the results that you want BUT you have to know how to do them correctly. Rebecca Rouse is a personal trainer an…
 
Athleticism takes many forms, you don't need to play a sport to be an athlete; to paraphrase legendary strength coach Vern Gambetta, athleticism is a combination of precision, grace, timing and coordination. As an athlete, Ashley Sebera went from competitive gymnastics to being a professional fitness competitor and is now known as Dana Brooke, one …
 
Muscles do two things: they lengthen and shorten. Yes, lifting weights with your muscles causes them to become stronger, get bigger and change their appearance; however, increasing muscle size and doesn't happen by accident, it takes a lot more than just doing 3 sets of 10 reps. Hypertrophy is the technical term for increasing muscle size and is th…
 
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