Exercise

muscle damage

What is muscle damage?

We've all felt the results of the first day at the gym: soreness, stiffness, inflammation, and pain. The cause of this discomfort is known as exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD), and although it's uncomfortable, is a necessary part of growth.

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creatine and sprints

Does creatine help with sprints?

The research on creatine and cardio was at best, mixed. While cardio is long and low or moderate intensity, sprints are typically shorter and done at a much higher intensity. What we know about creatine means that it should be a perfect match for this short but high intensity...

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compression gear

Does athletic compression wear improve sports performance?

Compression Wear Athletic wear is a huge industry. By 2024, the industry is expected to reach over $200 billion1 in global sales. A large chunk of this market is compression wear, which apart from looking good, is supposed to improve performance and speed up recovery. There is quite a bit...

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fast food HIIT exercise

Can you outrun a fast food diet with high intensity exercise?

Fast Food + High Intensity Exercise = ?? In our society, we've equated good health with good looks. Great athletes are supposed to be the healthiest people. There is however, much more to health than a six pack (though some don't seem to care). Unhealthy habits do not necessarily cause unsightly...

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sports drinks

Effectiveness of Sports Drinks on Athletic Performance

Sports Drinks Commercially available sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade contain carbohydrates, electrolytes, and other nutrients. These products claim to improve rehydration and provide energy to keep workouts going longer. This presumably leads to increased strength, endurance, and overall performance gains. Given these claims, do we really need to consume...

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running shoes

Creatine and Aerobic Performance

Creatine and Aerobic Performance Creatine is one of the most popular supplements available. When thinking of its possible benefits, we typically imagine gaining muscle, strength, and overall size. Rarely do we think creatine has the potential to increase cardiovascular or aerobic performance. Basic Creatine Explanation After you eat fats, carbs, and proteins,...

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creatine

Creatine and Strength

What is creatine? Creatine is one of the most popular supplements in the fitness industry. It plays an important role in energy metabolism and supplementation provides many benefits including increased muscle mass, strength, and improved body composition. How does creatine work? When we eat macronutrients, they get converted into adenosine triphosphate or ATP....

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alarm clock

Does sleep affect weight loss?

Sleep and Weight Loss When it comes to weight loss, the emphasis is typically placed on diet and exercise at the expense of other guidelines. While many dieters follow nutrition and physical activity recommendations, sufficient sleep is often missing. Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends at...

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running shoes

How to Burn Fat

Creating a more toned, defined and ripped look is the pinnacle of fitness. Companies have created pills, creams and even electro-shocking ab belts to help you reach your potential. Burning fat to create a better looking body is easy and involves proper diet and exercise. Stop wasting money on...

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