October 2019 Step Frequency, Knee-joint Forces in Female Runners Running is mostly good for you. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated cardiovascular, metabolic, mental and musculoskeletal benefits galore. Furthermore they have recently shown that running does not cause knee osteoarthritis unless….you have had previous injury, poor mechanics or obvious alignment issues. Knee injuries are common in runners,
This may sound wonky but I believe it highlights a few training considerations fitness pros and acolytes might consider. First of all, when it comes to strength or resistance training (RT), as compared to aerobic or cardiovascular training (AT), we have thousands of studies over dozens of years from all over the world on which
Not even what I write here. But, at least read what I write when I am reviewing fitness and health literature because sometimes I have something valuable to say. Earlier this month a press release came across the fitness medium espousing the benefits of high-speed contractions during strength exercise compared to slower, more sustained contractions.
So, a friend/colleague of mine, Linda Melone (LindaMelone.com) is a professional exercise and fitness writer. She often asks my inputs and sometimes my opinions on matters pertaining to fitness and exercise for articles she is commissioned to do or proposing to do for various magazines, paper and on line. A while back she asked for
Reported this month in Harvard’s Heart Letter (newsletter), Harvard’s Men’s Health Watch (newsletter) and UCLA’s Healthy Years (for aging-related health newsletter) are the results of a study published in the American Journal of Medicine declaring the value and benefits of resistance training for older adults. Focusing on a 3659-subject cohort from the National Health and