Saturday, May 31, 2014

Single Leg Deadlifts

One of my favorite lower body strength exercises is the Single-Leg Deadlift.  Check out this fantastic article from the Girls Gone Strong web site for more information:

P90x and Muscle Confusion: The Truth

Charles Staley wrote a really good piece for T Nation all about P90x.  Check it out HERE:

Cooking With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is all the rage these days.  Many people have started using it to cook with as a butter replacement.  It has many other uses as well.  Check out this article from Whole Foods Market:

More Good News About Walking

Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date.

Check out the full article HERE:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Preventable Factors Cause Majority of US Deaths

As recently reported by CNN Health and Time Magazine, five things account for nearly two-thirds of all deaths in the US, or about 900,000 each year:
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Stroke
  • Unintentional injuries, including medication overdoses and car accidents

Friday, May 09, 2014

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Metabolic Effects of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Great research from Len Kravitz, PhD, program coordinator of exercise science @ the University of New Mexico:

"HIIT Summary: The most common benefit from HIIT- and certainly highly significant- is the improvement in VO2 max linked to enhanced protection from heart disease.  Perhaps equally important are HIIT's dramatic acute and chronic effects on improving insulin sensitivity.  

The effects of HIIT on visceral fat and subcutaneous fat loss are encouraging.  And the impact HIIT has on reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure (when elevated) and improving HDL cholesterol is promising.  The evidence is in, and it appears that HIIT is a metabolic health effects winner!"

The Danger of Sports Specialization

"Repeated trauma to the nervous, skeletal and muscular system can be hidden in an athlete who is in his/her early 20's, but micro trauma from repetitive stress will accumulate over time and will definitely catch up with an individual later in life."

-Isaiah Truyman
CEO: Ezia Human Performance