Think drinking diet drinks will help you avoid the heavy sugar content of regular sodas? Consider the following quick facts. Aspartame – Most diet drinks contain this artificial sweetener which is 180 times sweeter than sugar. The FDA official stance is that the sweetener is “safe”. Animal studies link it to lymphoma and brain tumors in rodents. Human side […]
If you are aiming to hit a specific weight in your goal to replace body fat with muscle or whether its to become stronger, group fitness may do more harm than good. In this article “Group Fitness – Are You Serious” published on www.elitefts.com Mike Snader discusses why one size fits all in a class scenario can […]
Mark Rippetoe recently posted an interesting article on the misconception that you can only become conditioned through running miles. In his article “Conditioning is a Sham” Mark goes into detail on how strength is relative to certain lines of work and also that novice trainees need to plan their conditioning sparingly.
Whether you’re in a rut in your weekly training schedule at the gym or you’re an athlete looking at how to improve your power and explosiveness, lets face it, everyone can do with some extra power. Here are “10 Moves for Explosive Power” as written by Will Fleming on T-Nation. In this excellent article […]
Almost everyone who works-out has at some point tried to incorporate deadlifts into their training program. A forgotten aspect of deadlifts is that they can be used to develop power and explosiveness in a similar way to Olympic lifts by using sub maximal weight. In a recent article Eric Cressey details “5 Reasons To Use […]
Recently I came across this excellent post by Tony Gentilcore on how to improve your bench press in an article titled “Tips For A Bad Ass Bench Press“. Go ahead and have a read and then go straight to the gym and start benching and don’t stop until the next Twilight movie comes out, […]
Use this graph to see when you should be asleep and what exactly happens when you are asleep at certain times. It also recommends “dimming lights” as the evening progresses to signal to your body that rest time is approaching. This reemphasizes the importance of getting some quality shut eye as it helps you function […]