• Is Age a Factor in Exercise Recovery?

    26 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    After a workout, what's the next step? To recover, of course. Exercise, whether strength training or an aerobic workout, places substantial stress on the body. Once a workout ends is when the real work begins! After strength training, the muscle fibers you damaged must be repaired. Along with this repair, the muscle rebuilds itself to become stronger and more capable.
    Cardiovascular workouts stress your system too. In response to training, your body releases stress hormones and you lose fluid and electrolytes. So, rehydration is an important part of the recovery equation as well. Don't...
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  • The Pros and Cons of Full-Body Training Routines

    The Pros and Cons of Full-Body Training Routines

    26 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    How do you structure your workouts? The most popular way to structure strength-training is doing a full-body workout several times per week or splitting workouts up by muscle groups. Full body training means working all muscle groups during one session. With a split routine, you work certain muscle groups on particular days. For example, you might train your upper body during one session, your lower body during another and focus on your back and core during another.
    With split training, each session has a singular focus. Some people restrict their training do 1 or 2 muscles groups per...
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