The decision to start a weight training program is based on an end goal.
Learn what causes muscle soreness and how to minimize it.
If it feels as if somebody has hit you over the head with a baseball bat or pinned your arm behind your back during the night, your sleeping posture is probably working against you.
ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health
Physical activity recommendations are not new, although the message has been clarified in recent years. In 1996, the U.S. Surgeon General�s Report on Physical Activity and Health was considered a landmark on par with the 1964 Surgeon General�s Report on Smoking and Health.
ACSM's Health/Fitness Facility Standards and Guidelines 4th Edition eBook
Saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools are all potentially high-risk areas to members and users because of the high temperatures and humidity that are generated in these spaces.
Why would anyone expect the symptom of thirst to be present in collapsed runners? Thirst is such a powerful urge that any thirsty marathon runner suffering from dehydration during a race will simply stop at the next refreshment station and drink until her thirst is slaked. Simple.
The M.A.X. Muscle Plan
When it comes to muscle, protein is king. Although water makes up the majority of muscle tissue (approximately 70 percent of muscle weight), it is the protein component (approximately 25 percent of muscle weight) that is responsible for carrying out human movement.
Whole-body acceleration involves the subtle coordination of the acts of accelerating and decelerating the athlete�s limbs to increase the speed at which they move.
Developing the Core
Fast swimming relies on an athlete�s ability to simultaneously generate propulsive force with the arms and legs while attempting to minimize the drag resistance experienced as she knifes through the water.
In practical terms, the task of determining the proper height for a depth jump centers on the athlete�s ability to achieve maximal elevation of the body�s center of gravity after performing a depth jump.