Army-approved Muscle Building Tips You Should Check Out

Working out is likely one of the very best things you can ever do for your body. If you add some cardio to this mix, good fitness will be your state in perpetuity. There is not much you can do wrong if a good workout is the backbone of your very existence. For most of… Read More

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5 Minute Cardio Exercise You Can Do At Home

When you mention cardio, people usually think of jumping around in classes or running all over the country seeking the runner’s high. While aerobics classes and jogging are considered cardio, cardiovascular exercise has a much broader scope and can be incorporated into almost every form of exercise. What is Cardio Exercise? In simple terms, cardiovascular… Read More

Total Fitness for the 21st Century: What is it?

Research Paper Title Total Fitness for the 21st Century. Conference Report. Institute for Alternative Futures. Abstract Responding to the creation of a wide variety of programs to address the fitness of U.S. military personnel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ADM Mike Mullen tasked the Uniformed Services University (USU) Consortium for Health and Military… Read More

Do You Have a Big Heart?

“Because the heart size of a healthy person is dependent on body weight, the ratio of heart volume (kg) to body weight was determined. The normal values for untrained males and females were 11.7 ± 0.19 and 9.7 ± 0.15, respectively. In contrast, elite athletes engaged in endurance sports reached values of 18 to 20 (114) [Reindell, Koenig… Read More

What are the Neuromuscular & Cardiovascular Responses of Royal Marine Recruits to Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Responses of Royal Marine Recruits to Load Carriage in the Field. Background Cardiovascular and neuromuscular responses of 12 male Royal Marine recruits (age 22 ± 3 years, body mass 80.7 ± 6.8 kg, VO(2)max 52.3 ± 2.7 ml kg(-1) min(-1)) were measured during 19.3 km of load carriage walking… Read More

What’s the Link: Fatness, Fitness & Sleep Duration

Research Paper Title Sleep Duration and Total and Cause-Specific Mortality in a Large US Cohort: Interrelationships With Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Body Mass Index. Background Both short and long durations of sleep are associated with higher mortality, but little is known about the interrelationship between sleep and other modifiable factors in relation to mortality.… Read More

Components of Physical Fitness

Muscular Strength: The amount of force that a muscle or a group of muscles can exert for one repetition, i.e. crunches. Muscular Endurance: The capacity of the same muscle or group of muscles to sustain a series of repetitive contractions, i.e. crunches. Flexibility: The range of movement of a specific joint or group of joints, i.e. quadriceps… Read More