Sports Science

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There is a belief that when you age, the days of hitting the gym are behind you. Nothing could be further from the truth. Weightlifter Sharon Lederer is proving that, even with osteoporosis. For over a year, Lederer has been working with senior performance coach, Chris Slocum, at the Memorial Hermann […]

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  By Prof Dr Winnie Chee   Dietitian & Professor, Division of Nutrition & Dietetics, International Medical University Madam G is a busy 40-something career woman, wife and mother. Over the past 3 years, she gained 30kg and became obese.  When the doctor informed Madam G that she might not live to see her children get married if she […]

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Just because someone is a fitness expert doesn’t automatically mean they know what they’re talking about when it comes to nutrition. By Charlotte Hilton Andersen Walk into any CrossFit box and you can expect to have most of what you thought you “knew” about health and fitness challenged. This cutting-edge, outsider vibe is a big […]

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By MICHAEL DE MEDEIROS Weight loss: it’s a battle that so many of us face at some point in our lives. Keeping your diet on point is the best way to battle the bulge. The burning question is how many calories should you eat in a day to lose weight? The answer to this question is difficult […]

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By MICHAEL DE MEDEIROS Let’s face it: napping is awesome! Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply not someone you need in your life. Napping, however, you most definitely do need in your life. You love it, we love it, and there are many scientific reasons why your body needs it, too! But not all naps […]

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The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel. That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. But it also has to do with the anatomy beneath your […]

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What is Sibutramine? Targeting the promoted image of fat loss intended only for obese people with a high body mass index of at least 27 or higher. Sibutramine is said to work within people who establish a clear diet and exercise regimen. It is said to not be effective without diet and exercise. It has […]

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My goal in life is to work hard and keep it simple. That’s how I was raised. Midwestern roots, man. I also like to keep it simple in the gym. I stick to primarily straightforward cardio, agility, and core workouts. Plus, twice a week I play pickup hoops with other Men’s Health staffers. (Even better cardio.) For strength training, […]

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As discussed in a previous blog, recovery is a broad term that refers to restoration of performance capacity. After a workout you are fatigued and performance capacity is down. In the hours and days after the workout you “recover” and performance capacity returns to normal (and can even become better). The time course of this process […]

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The question “What is recovery?” seems too obvious to answer. Surely everyone understands what we mean by recovery? Everyone also has an understanding of the foods that are good for recovery. These are foods with protein, no?  Maybe with carbohydrate as well. When I ask athletes and coaches what recovery is I get different answers. […]

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