Strength

New research has reported that it takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for those who are physically fit to lose a significant amount of their muscle strength. In that short period of time, young people lose about 30 percent of their muscle strength, leaving them as...

Much has been written lately about the negative effect of too much sitting for nearly every aspect of your health.  It weakens your muscles, impairs blood circulation, and increases your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and obesity. But it seems that sitting...

Apparently runners over the age of 60 are the fastest-growing group in the sport, and a study from the University of New Hampshire suggests that their running can remain fast as they age. The study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, found that...

In a recent blog  I discussed how you don't have to keep changing your exercise routine in order to get stronger/faster/fitter. I recommended that you do some key exercises that use a large number of muscles and as long as you push yourself you can...

How many times have you heard or read that you need to keep changing your exercise routine to stay fit? Or that your body will stop adapting if you do the same exercises all the time. Some people called it muscle confusion; you have to keep confusing your...

Being able to exercise at home is convenient, time efficient and means you can incorporate it into other things you are doing around the house. I am a big advocate of having some equipment or a space at home to do some simple strength and flexibility...

Who would have thought that Charles Darwin's Survival of the Fittest theory would be so applicable to us all in the 21st century. In his theory, Darwin proposed that the fitter and stronger of a species would survive. Although I have always...

For many people, just the mention of weight training conjures up images of sweaty, muscle bound-men in smelly gyms lifting huge weights and making a lot of grunting noises. Understandably, this puts people off even before they know much about weight training. So, if you have...