Until an injury temporarily sidelined him recently, Burt Abramowitz, 81, and his 76-year-old workout partner had a standing commitment three times each week. They’d work out at the Gold’s Gym in Rockville, Maryland then go out to eat afterward, usually at the Dunkin’ Donuts or Silver Diner. Abramowitz jokes that … Read More
Tips From Personal Trainer Jamie Lloyd For Building Lean Muscle
While many men still head to the gym with the simple aim of either losing weight or building bigger muscles, a combination of both of these things is now perhaps the most popular fitness goal. … Read More
Some types of exercise may be better than others at blunting appetite and potentially aiding in weight management, according to an interesting new study of workouts and hunger. It finds that pushing yourself during exercise affects appetite, sometimes in surprising ways.
As anyone who has begun an exercise program knows, … Read More
So you’ve stuck to your diet, and are going to the gym religiously. But at the end of the month, you find that the weighing scale has frozen and you have hit the dreadful weight-loss plateau. Fitness experts maintain that it is perfectly normal to reach the weight-loss plateau. But … Read More
Bored of lifting weights and performing the same cardio routines every day? Don’t have time to go to the gym? Need a quick and fun way to burn calories every morning? Well then, jumping ropes is something you should be doing. Anyone who has ever used a skipping rope knows … Read More
Nearly 50 percent of people suffer from a shortage of vitamin D. There is mounting evidence that vitamin D could assist with weight loss.
Vitamin D is an important micronutrient with major health benefits, including improved immunity and stronger bones. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that you can get from … Read More
We’re constantly confronted by before and after shots. People who’ve “changed their bodies in six weeks” or “got their pre-baby body back.”
But how long does it really take to lose weight? Here’s the science behind weight loss.
What to expect
If you’ve asked your doctor or trainer “how long … Read More
Health experts recently blamed supersized portions of pizza, cake, ice cream, and alcohol for more of us facing the battle of the bulge.
I couldn’t disagree more. I blame two things: our choice to consume such portions and our choice not to negate calorific intake via exercise.
So, what are … Read More
Not everyone who joins a gym manages to get into shape. In fact, some people are gym regulars for years but fail to get into the shape they desire. There could be several reasons for this. Following an unhealthy diet, underlying health complications and hormonal imbalances are just some of … Read More
Lifting heavy weights can enhance your physical strength better than low-load training, as it conditions the brain to send more signals to the muscles, scientists have found.
The study shows that physical strength might stem as much from exercising the nervous system as the muscles it controls.
Researchers studied how … Read More