Jump Around!

What are the Benefits? Even if you are doing regular cardiovascular workouts, jumping rope is a different way of moving. In addition to working the heart and lungs, it: Increases elasticity in the tendons and muscles in the lower leg. Improves balance, helps prevent falls, and improves bone density. Increases grip and wrist strength, and… Read More

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Can an Imbalance between Total Training Load & Total Recovery cause Overtraining?

Research Paper Title Excessive Treadmill Training Enhances Brain-Specific MicroRNA-34a in the Mouse Hippocampus. Background An imbalance between total training load and total recovery may cause overtraining (OT). The purpose of the present study was to verify the effects of OT on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), its receptor tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB)… Read More

New Plank Record

A 62-Year-old former US Marine has set a world record for maintaining the plank. On 15 February 2020, George Hood kept static for an incredible 8 hours 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Hood, a former US Marine and retired Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent, has broken the record for longest plank before, in 2011… Read More

Steps to Mastering the Pull-up/Heave

Introduction Looking to improve your heave (pull-up) count, or just starting out? Below we share some of the muscle groups you will need to target and outline some exercises to help you achieve your aim. The Muscles The latissimus dorsi provides the most power during the upward movement towards the bar, with other muscles involved… Read More

What is the Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups. Background Exercising with a virtual partner can increase motivation by 208%, but may be moderated by partner characteristics. We tested the impact of social category diversity (ingroup/outgroup membership) on motivation with a virtual exercise partner. Methods Participants (N = 96)… Read More

What are the Effects of Load Carrying on Younger & Older Adults?

Research Paper Title Effect of load carrying on required coefficient of friction. Background A load carrying task was identified as a major factor leading to slip and fall injuries such as overexertion and bodily reaction. Holding a load in front of the body while walking would shift the whole body center-of-mass to the front, loading… Read More

Incorporating Fun To Your Fitness Training

It would be such great news if all of us would engage in strength training, five days a week. Unfortunately, not all people have enough time for it every day. Besides, not everyone likes to indulge in such kind of physical training. Lucky are those individuals who possess that untiring motivation to train and keep… Read More