Itching during exercises and causes

  The most recent theory of the cause of itchiness during exercise is related to the bodies release of  histamine during exercise, which is a known vasodilator, that is, it causes the blood vessels to dilate or open up. In some people, this expansion of blood vessels may be felt as an itchy irritation by the nervous system. The science of the histamine response is still growing and researchers continue…

30th April 2017

Delayed onset of muscle soreness (Doms)

Sore Muscles? Don’t Stop Exercising Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. It is thought to be caused by eccentric (lengthening) exercise, which causes microtrauma to the muscle fibers. After such exercise, the muscle adapts rapidly to prevent muscle damage, and thereby soreness, if the exercise is repeated. Delayed onset…

23rd March 2017

Exercises to help Tennis Elbow and other things you need to know

10th March 2017

Tennis Elbow Is soreness or pain on the outer part of the elbow, It happens when you damage the tendons that connect the muscles of your forearm to your elbow. The pain may spread down your arm to your wrist. If you don’t treat the injury, it may hurt to do simple things like turn a key or open a door. What causes tennis elbow?   Most of the time tennis elbow…


Mental health : stress and Anxiety

Mental health A few people have been wondering whether you have to be in an institution to be categorised as a mental health patient .my answer is No because this prevails among us and we just have to understand the symptoms and then seek necessary help. The good news is that the medication and counselling help is readily available for any one through their doctors. I as an exercise specialist…

20th January 2017

Energy systems during work outs and at rest

5th November 2016

Energy systems   All energy originates as light from the sun .plants covert sunlight into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis . When we eat plants ,or animals that have eaten plants ,and this is stored chemical energy is passed on to us for our fuel. In the Food we eat energy is stored as carbohydrates ,fats or protein   The chemical breakdown of the oxidative krebs cycle and…


six week training program for women

17th October 2016

6-Week Weight Training Plan for Women To keep the pounds at bay, cut back on cardio for a few weeks to focus on strength training exercises that increase metabolism and build lean muscle and experience the after effects of exercise Are you cardio-ing yourself to death? Yes, running, cycling, and hitting the elliptical religiously can absolutely help you drop pounds—especially when you have a lot to lose, but remember the…


Main weights training methods for quick results

Main training methods Partial repetition methods of training Matrix method or break down training system which involves performing an exercise in stages of movements A typical example is performing a biceps curl 21s exercise where the lower 90 degrees of the movement is performed seven times the upper 90 degrees performed  seven times  and finally, the full  biceps curl performed  seven times , this time this work out is also…

4th October 2016

Stress and Exercise to better health

29th September 2016

Stress and stressors Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body. When your body detects stress, a small region in the base of the brain called the hypothalamus reacts by stimulating the body to produce hormones that include adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, raises your blood pressure and provides extra energy. Cortisol, known…


Exercise machines to avoid in the gym and alternatives

Train Better: Exercise Machines to Avoid Exercise machines aren’t always effective or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. I have alternatives to help you train better     SEATED LEG EXTENSION MACHINE What it’s supposed to do: Train the quadriceps. What it actually does: It strengthens a motion your legs aren’t actually designed to do, and can put undue strain on the ligaments and tendons surrounding…

13th September 2016

Benefits and dangers of children lifting weights

13th September 2016

  Some experts warn that weight training at a young age can damage a child’s growth plates. And that concern has merit. “The dangers to growth plates—found at the end of long bones—are real,” says Michael Meija, C.S.C.S., Men’s Health fitness adviser and owner of B.A.S.E. Sports Conditioning, an organization that specializes in youth athletic training. However, Mejia is quick to point out that these injuries are almost always the result of using too…