3 Types of Exercises for the Heart and Lungs

Heart and lung ailments are easily among the most common health issues that Americans suffer from. To make matters worse, their victims seem to be getting younger and younger each year. Because of this, health experts all over the nation are alarmed, and they have started disseminating information that helps individuals take better care of… Read More

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Is Protein Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training more Effective in Enhancing the Muscle Mass & Strength in the Elderly?

Research Paper Title Effect of Protein Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training on Muscle Mass, Strength and Function in the Elderly: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Background The loss of muscle mass, strength and function associated with increasing age has various health ramifications, including the elevated risk for falls, fractures, frailty, poor quality of life, and… Read More

Is Weightlifting Better at Reducing Heart Fat than Aerobic Exercise?

A new study suggests that obese people who engage in resistance training are more likely to see reductions in a type of heart fat that has been linked to cardiovascular disease (Christensen et al., 2019). In this small study, of 50 individuals, Christensen and colleagues concluded that a certain type of heart fat known as… Read More

What is Muscle Conditioning?

Muscle conditioning consists of strength and endurance training. It should occur two to three times per week on non-consecutive days for specific muscle groups. Calisthenics are exercises that use body weight to produce resistance. They can be used for both muscle strength and endurance training.

Staying In Top Shape after Retirement

A military career often comes with a rigid and invigorating physical exercise regime. As the guardians of your nation’s safety and freedom, you always want to be in the best possible shape. But, as you reach retirement age, it can be tough to keep to the same schedule as you may have had when you… Read More

Does Gender Influence Strength Training?

Research suggests there are some differences between the genders that can influence training, although to what extent is debatable. Gender Differences For example, research has examined the potential influence of the female hormonal cycle on adaptations from resistance training and/or injury risk. However, findings were inconclusive. In terms of anatomical differences, a larger quadriceps angle… Read More

What are the Effects of Low-intensity Blood Flow Restricted Exercise compared with Conventional Resistance Training in Military Rehabilitation?

Research Paper Title The effects of low-intensity blood flow restricted exercise compared with conventional resistance training on the clinical outcomes of active UK military personnel following a 3-week in-patient rehabilitation programme: protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study. Background A challenge for rehabilitation practitioners lies in designing optimal exercise programmes that facilitate musculoskeletal (MSK) adaptations… Read More