Fitness and exercise

Does Leucine Trigger Muscle Growth?

post-Workout Protein Shake

What Does The Perfect Post-Workout Protein Shake Look Like? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney If you work out on a regular basis and read any of the “muscle magazines”, you’ve seen the ads. “Explode Your Muscles.” “Double Your Gains.” They all claim to have the perfect post-workout protein shake, backed by science. They all sound so […]

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Are Fat Burning Sports Supplements Safe?

It’s Buyer Beware in the Sports Supplement Market  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney For many athletes it’s all about being bigger, faster, stronger. That’s what makes the fat burning sports supplements so appealing. If you believe the ads, they will burn fat, increase muscle mass and give you an energy boost. But, are fat burning sports […]

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Use of Sports Supplements by Young Athletes

In recent years, the use of performance enhancing supplements has become an increasingly important issue in the teenage population. The most commonly used supplements among teenagers of all ages were vitamins and minerals, though “ergogenic aids” are used by some teen athletes specifically to enhance performance. Among these aids are substances such as caffeine, creatine, […]

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Workout smart: Calculate Your Target Heart Rate.

Thumbnail image Workout smart: Calculate Your Target Heart Rate.

Finding the body’s target heart rate (THR) is essential for those interested in maximizing the effectiveness of their workouts and training programs and reducing the risk of overexertion. There is an easy method for determining your THR: Subtract your age from 220 (226 for women); this will provide your estimated maximum heart rate (MHR). Multiply […]

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“Exercise” Versus “Lifestyle Activity”: How Active Are You—Really?

Thumbnail image “Exercise” Versus “Lifestyle Activity”: How Active Are You—Really?

If you are like most people, working out just for the sake of working out does not really appeal (although there are many dedicated gym buffs who couldn’t live without their daily workouts!). We all know that it’s important to exercise regularly if we want to live a long and healthy life. However, if you […]

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