RAPID WEIGHT LOSS WARNING


Everyone’s heard someone say they need to lose weight fast. With beach season just around the corner, plenty of active adults find themselves tempted to go all out on dieting. A study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria illustrates the trade off that comes with attempts at rapid weight loss. Researchers put…

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EXERCISE SNACKING BEFORE MEALS


When you eat a big carbohydrate-rich meal, your blood sugars can spike before rapidly dropping off leaving you with a loss of physical energy commonly referred to as a ‘crash’. A study published in the journal Diabetologia suggests that brief intense bouts of ‘exercise snacking’ can reduce the effect better than 30 minutes of moderate effort. For 30…

CLA WON’T CUT FITNESS GAINS


Conjugated Linoleic Acid, better known by the acronym CLA, is a stimulant-free diet aid based on fatty acids found in eggs, dairy products and red meats. Basically, it’s a fat that can help you fight fat. So how does CLA supplementation fit into an active lifestyle? A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning…

THE WARM UP FOR SQUATTING MORE


Everybody keeps track of their fitness journey in one way or another. If your benchmark is setting a new personal best, and you’ve reached a sticking point on squat performance, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research offers a variable resistance warm up that might help you grind out a higher one rep…

FISH OILS & OXIDATIVE STRESS


Fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids that play an important role in numerous metabolic functions. They are considered ‘essential’ because your body can’t make them; they can only be taken in through diet. Because of their double bonds, fish oils might help combat the oxidative stress that can occur during intense training. A study published…