INTERVAL TRAINING FOR SWIMMERS


You can sprint intervals, cycle in intervals, even incorporate resistance into your interval training. For those who want to try something new and different, a study published in the Journal of Sports and Conditioning Research looks at what you can achieve from interval training in an Olympic sized pool. Scientists assigned 24 former competitive swimmers…

WORKOUTS FOR BUILDING STRENGTH


Depending on the goal you’re working toward, there are a number of different ways to structure a weight training workout. If you’re looking for a new program to change up a stale routine, consider the findings of a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. In random order, 34 men with weight training…

WHEY & CASEIN CUT FOOD INTAKE


Protein helps rebuild muscle tissue from the breakdown of intense training. Rapidly digesting whey protein is popular post-workout to kick-start the recovery process, and slowly digesting casein can help keep the process going throughout the night while you sleep. An interesting study published in The Journal of Nutrition shows how both of these dairy proteins…

PROTEIN SYNTHESIS VARIES BY PERSON


As discussed in yesterday’s post, everyone’s a little unique in terms of how the body responds to diet and exercise. For some insight into how excess body fat might impact your transformation efforts, consider this study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers fed 10 normal weight, 10 overweight and 10 obese subjects 170…

LOSE BODY FAT & KEEP MUSCLE


When you’re cutting calories, you’re likely to lose weight. But some of that weight is going to come from lost muscle mass rather than body fat. A study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests a tactic that can help preserve muscle mass while trying to shed body fat. Researchers…