• Exercises to help Tennis Elbow and other things you need to know
  • Stress and Exercise to better health
  • Benefits and dangers of children lifting weights
  • Benefits of maintaining fitness and working out with a cold

Late night eating

Late night Eating   Studies and speculations linking late night eating to weight gain have been circulating for years, but is it really the one way ticket to obesity it’s made out to be? If you’re anything like me, your daily meals increase in size from breakfast to dinner. Large breakfasts are a weekend luxury lunch is often swift and functional, which leaves dinner as the one meal I can enjoy…

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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…

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Eight Essential Sports Nutrition supplements

Fitness has, thanks to greater nutritional awareness, which has changed dramatically over the last decade. Though it retains an intense focus on training, nutritional supplements have crept into the diet of even the least casual gym goers. From protein supplements to amino acids, the language and detail of targeted nutrition supplementation have become commonplace. But which ones are essential to your workout and post-workout routines? Here’s eight: Whey Protein – The…

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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…

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Diabetes and exercise

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases where the body’s pancreas does not produce enough insulin or does not properly respond to insulin produced, resulting in high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. There are several different types of diabetes, but the most common forms are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both impact glucose levels, and if left untreated, can cause many complications. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can…

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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…

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Energy systems during work outs and at rest

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…

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Pyramid system of training

Pyramid system of training Based on the principles of  progressive resistance as demonstrated  by Delorme and watkins ,this involves  the performance of multiple sets across a range of resistances will stimulate all Muscle fibres types  and cause greater hypertrophy than performing  all sets of one resistance ,which you start with a lighter weight for a higher number of repetitions and, for each set, you increase the weight and decrease the…

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Any questions and answers

If I Lift Weights, Will I Get Bigger Muscles? Hypertrophy depends on three basic factors: genetics, gender and training intensity. Genetics is mostly manifested as muscle fiber type; people with predominantly fast-twitch fibers acquire larger muscles more easily than people with predominantly slow-twitch fibers. In relation to gender, males acquire larger muscles than females do, because males have greater amounts of testosterone and other sex hormones that influence protein metabolism…

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