CALISTHENICS VS. AGILITY TRAINING


Physical training in the military involves a lot of calisthenics, lifting, climbing and running. Agility training makes use of cone drills, ladder running and other techniques designed to improve a team sports athlete’s on-field performance. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research tested one against the other using military recruits. Forty-one subjects were…

CONSISTENT SLEEP CUTS BODY FAT


You’ve probably heard that averaging less than 6.5 hours of sleep a night or getting more than 8.5 hours of sack time is associated with a higher percentage of body fat. A new study published in theAmerican Journal of Health Promotion confirms these findings while suggesting that going to sleep and waking up at a consistent…

EXERCISE CAN IMPACT YOUR APPETITE


Does a really demanding training session work up your appetite or is a post-workout whey protein shake all it takes to satisfy your needs? How exercise impacts active adults isn’t explained by a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, but its impact on adolescents appears to be influenced by body weight. Researchers had ten obese and…