December 2021 Resistance Training That’s Good for the Heart Resistance training (RT: weightlifting) has been recognized as an important component of a general exercise and wellness program for over 30 years now. The current federal guidelines for physical activity (Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans) recommend 2-3 days/wk of muscle-strengthening exercise for nearly everybody. Long recognized for its
November 2019 Running Economy and How You Run MaxVO2 is your body’s maximal oxygen uptake and use capacity. But this only tells how fit you are while your running economy (RE) tells how much energy you use relative to the distance you run. And it’s a better predictor of your racing skills. A study from
As If Getting Older Isn’t Bad Enough… You eat right, you get regular check ups, you even floss…but if you are a runner, even a long-term runner, as you age, you lose speed, have increased risk of injuries, and just don’t seem to have that ooomph in your stride you once had. Why is that?