8 Simple Weight Loss Tips

Whats the best way to lose weight? Cut calories and exercise. Whats the easiest way to lose weight? Give these 8 weight loss tips a try. 1) Change out your home dishes Swapping out the dishes you have at home with smaller plates and bowls will force you to take smaller portions. Research also suggests […]

Fast-Twitch vs Slow-Twitch Muscle Fibers

Fast-Twitch vs Slow-Twitch Muscle Fibers Fast-twitch muscle fibers (Type II fibers) are those responsible for explosive movements such as sprints, box jumps, and power cleans. Slow-twitch muscle fibers (Type I fibers) fire more slowly and can go for a longer time without getting fatigued. Muscle fiber composition is largely determined by genetics. On average, people […]

Hydration: Everything You Need to Know

The Importance of Hydration Hydration impacts practically every aspect of athletic performance. Water regulates body temperature, enhances movement, regulates blood pressure, increases circulation, and transports nutrients to give you energy. While this list is far from exhaustive, it gives you an idea of the extensive effect proper hydration has on athletic performance. How Much Water […]

Hypertrophy-Specific Training: Complete Guide

What is Hypertrophy-Specific Training? Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST) is a training method aimed specifically at growing muscle cells. This may seem like the obvious goal of any exercise program. The difference is that hypertrophy training is not designed to increase strength. However, significant increases in strength are often experienced. While this topic does not focus on […]

Are You Carb Loading Correctly?

Why is Carb Loading Important? Carb loading is a commonly practiced eating habit in the sports community. The idea is to consume a high amount of carbohydrates in order to increase glycogen stores. This is a practical and, in most cases, necessary way to prepare the body for optimal performance during competition. Carbohydrates are the […]

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