LACTOSE SENSITIVE RECOVERY TIP


Improvements in muscle size and strength aren’t realized during exercise. That happens during recovery. Milk and other formulations of dairy products have been shown to support this process with amino acids from protein, but what about active adults who are sensitive to lactose? A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports…

Beetroot Benefits


In case you haven’t heard, beets have been causing a buzz in the sports nutrition world lately, thanks to their performance-enhancing potential and mega health benefits, like lowering blood pressure and fighting certain types of cancers. Read on to learn how beets can improve your workout and overall health. How it Works Vegetables, such as…

DIET FRIENDLY CARBOHYDRATES


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…

STRETCHING YOUR STRENGTH GAINS


In addition to cardiovascular conditioning and strength development, it’s a good idea to include regular flexibility training in your workouts. But there have been studies showing how stretching can have a negative impact on muscular strength. A new study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research looks at the impact of alternating flexibility…

STRENGTH & FITNESS VERSUS FAT


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…