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Most weight loss diets focus on cutting calories from carbohydrates, fats or both. Your body needs carbs for energy and fats for a variety of metabolic functions, so trying to completely eliminate either from your diet probably isn’t an feasible long-term approach. The trick is selecting the right types, and a study published in the journal PLOS ONE has a suggestion for carbohydrate energy.
Using lab rats as subjects, University of California – Berkeley researchers put some on a high-fat diet supplemented with clarified no pulp grapefruit juice. Other rats got a low-fat diet supplemented with grapefruit juice, and a control group drank water with meals. Compared to water-drinking rodents, the high-fat group that got grapefruit juice gained about 18% less weight. They also had improved levels of glucose and insulin.
True Strength Moment: Although rats on the low-fat diet didn’t lose any weight they did realize a significant decrease in insulin levels. In any event, enjoying a glass of grapefruit juice with a balanced breakfast can help provide carbohydrate energy for taking your workout to the next level, whether or not there’s any support for your weight loss or weight management goals.
gative impact on muscular strength. A new study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research looks at the impact of alternating flexibility and strength training on different days.
Twenty-eight female volunteers in their mid-40s were assessed for strength and flexibility before taking part in a 12-week program. Some trained only strength, others worked only on flexibility. The rest combined strength and flexibility, starting with either 60 minutes of dynamic stretching or doing sets using their 10 rep max on the bench press and leg press on alternating days. All groups realized improved lower body strength, and all but the flexibility only group improved on the bench press. The combined groups didn’t gain as much strength as the strength only group, but the order of exercises didn’t matter.
True Strength Moment: Whether these results apply to younger women or males of any age isn’t known, but team sports athletes and even weekend warriors can all benefit from improved flexibility. If you have to work a little harder to bring up your strength there’s a good chance it’ll be worth the effort.
Are stronger, more physically fit overweight people healthier than adults of a similar body weight who don’t hit the weight room? An interesting study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests that in terms of general health, they might be on a par with normal weight active adults.
Researchers divided 90 young male subjects into three groups: Fit overweight, inactive overweight and fit normal weight. Both fit groups lifted weights 4 days per week, and the fit overweight guys had as much fat mass on average as subjects in the inactive overweight group. After assessing markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health, the fit overweight guys compared favorably to fit normal weight guys.
True Strength Moment: This doesn’t mean it’s okay to be overweight. Glucose and insulin measurements were both lower in normal weight subjects compared to either of the overweight groups. But being a gym regular can make a difference even if you’re having a hard time dropping the pounds.
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