I’ve addressed this issue before so you’re welcome to go thru the archives and read what I wrote then. Today, I write nothing different.The question at hand was inspired by a recent article in the NY Times by gretchen reynolds: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/reasons-not-to-stretch/ In this one, she alludes to two newer studies showing sustained – and that
I just returned from an exercise etc fitness conference in phoenix this past Sunday (6/12). As a presenter for ex etc for over 15 yrs, I’ve had the opportunity to observe and even participate in the evolution of the profession of personal fitness training. During the lecture on shoulders, I asked if anyone in the
An interesting article in the Times debated, or better still explicated, the contention many athletic and competitive people make when they say they love exercising through the pain. It concludes that pain, as some describe it, is not really pain as our nervous system might describe it: One Runner’s Suffering Is Another’s Inspiration Having trained
Mind vs body, or mind & body…or mind BECAUSE of body? Those are the questions. Whether tis nobler to develop the brain whilst allowing the body to rot from the inside out; or to develop the body and let the brain evolve into a way station from hedonistic and/or athletic purposes; or to enable the
So the debate continues: is running barefoot better for you than running in shoes? Here’s an easy to read scientific review of the many facets of this issue: http://www.lowerextremityreview.com/cover_story/the-truth-about-barefoot… In sum, it says that the sudden switch to barefoot running will most likely create a new, different set of orthopedic issues. By the same token,
Here’s an article that stimulates absolutely no thought in my mind: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/does-exercising-make-you-drink-… The essence is that exercise seems to stimulate rather than blunt alcohol consumption. Humans present one layer of evidence; mice, which we assume do not have social circumstances centered on alcohol consumption, also seem to thrill on alcohol intake if they are exercisers.
It’s christmas morning and all through my house, not a creature was stirring, except me. Hopefully the mouse that’s been meandering on the counter near my home-made bread – he/she never did get any but keeps leaving droppings as proof of intent – has died from the poison I planted there for him. My kids
Studies have been showing over the past decade or so that resistance training (RT) improves flexibility. Furthermore, it reduces your risk of lengthening injuries – like a hamstring tear during running, or back strain from bending – by not only increasing the ability of the muscle to pull more load but also resisting a load