Introduction Getting fit does not have to mean countless hours spent at the gym – you can get a great workout using just a few simple dumbbell exercises. Dumbbells are relatively inexpensive and easy to use, and they are also versatile, making them perfect for people of all fitness levels. You can use them for… Read More
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
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
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