If you are wanting to lose weight, maintain your weight or simply want to improve your overall health, you might want to try intermittent fasting. This approach to eating uses an intermittent schedule so that you might enjoy several research-backed health benefits. There are several different types of IF, allowing you to choose the method that fits you and your lifestyle the best.
Diet & Nutrition

What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?

Intermittent Fasting: An Overview of the Benefits If you are wanting to lose weight, maintain your weight or simply want to improve your overall health, you might want to try intermittent fasting, or IF. This approach to eating uses an intermittent schedule so that you might enjoy several research-backed health benefits. There are several different types of IF, allowing you to choose the method that fits you and your lifestyle the best. What is intermittent fasting? People who do IF fast intermittently during the week. It is more akin to an eating schedule than a diet. Some people combine IF with other diets such as low-carb/high-fat or low-calorie diets. Others simply eat normally during part of the week while eating [Read more …]

State variation in meeting the 2008 federal guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities through leisure-time physical activity among adults aged 18–64: United States 2010–2015
Aging & Health

Study: Most Adults Don’t Get Enough Exercise

In a recent US government study it was found that less than 23% of U.S. adults aged 18–64 met guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities. [1] These findings are of concern because regular participation in physical activity lowers the risk of many chronic conditions, disability, and mortality. What are these guideline recommendations? Specifically, adults should perform at least 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous physical activity, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities 2 or more days per week. [2] The study was conducted over a number of years, and found variations including differences between states, age groups, and sex. Men were more likely to meet the activity requirements. The national average [Read more …]

The Paleo Diet - healthy, nutrient dense foods that are highly compatible with the human body
Diet & Nutrition

Paleo Quick Start Guide – 6 Easy Steps to Start Eating Paleo Today

The Paleo diet isn’t really meant to be a temporary weight loss regimen. It’s a lifestyle. This nutritional strategy claims to leverage our body’s evolutionary eating adaptations for maximum health. Maybe you want to reap the benefits of this healthy style of eating but don’t know where to start. We’ll give you a quick start guide here. For a full run-down on the philosophy behind the Paleo diet and the benefits, read our article The Paleo Diet – Is It Right For You? Consider this the cliff notes version to get started quickly. Contents Step 1 – Understand food eliminations Step 2 – Clean out the fridge and pantry Step 3 – Load up on what you can eat Paleo [Read more …]

Prilepin's Chart (or table) shows the optimal intensity (% of 1RM) and volume (total numer of reps) for Olympic weightlifting training as observed by AS Prilepin - who was a junior and national weightlifting coach for the Soviet Union.
Exercise

Prilepin’s Chart Explained

Prilepin’s Chart is a table of optimal Olympic weight lifting rep ranges to be used for training. It was created by A.S. Prilepin, a Soviet era sports scientist. The chart was created by reviewing the training journals of thousands of weightlifting athletes. It is meant to portray the optimal number of reps per set, and total rep count (volume) for power training required for the Olympic lifts (the Snatch, and Clean and Jerk). The chart, also called Prilepin’s Table, is as follows: The first column shows the training intensity – the percentage of 1RM (1 Repetition Maximum) being used. The second column lists the number of reps per set observed during training. The third column (this is the important one) [Read more …]

The olympic rings are an essential part of CrossFIt workouts.
Exercise Equipment

CrossFit Gift Guide – Holidays, Birthdays, And More For 2018

Need a good holiday or birthday gift idea for an avid CrossFitter in your life? Here’s some great gift ideas for 2018. In this guide we’re going to focus on items that are inexpensive, small (easy to ship), useful, and will be appreciated by those that are crazy about CrossFit. What makes these the best CrossFit gift ideas? They’ll all be useful, functional items. Something that they will find real value in. And lastly, these are all unisex – they all make great gift ideas for men or women. And all these great gift ideas will put a smile on the face of your beloved CrossFit diehard or junkie. And by the way, these all make great gift ideas for [Read more …]

weighted vest for a workout
Exercise

Why You Should Workout with a Weighted Vest

A weighted vest is one of the best fitness equipment investments you can make. It’s a versatile device that is simple, affordable, and adds a whole new dimension of intensity to a number of exercises. We’ll tell you exactly why a weight vest is an important tool in any fitness enthusiast’s garage or home gym, and the benefits you can expect to gain from its use. What is a Weighted Vest? A weighted vest (or weight vest) is just that – a vest that allows you to add metal weight bars for additional resistance. It’s a great endurance and strength builder. Pair it with bodyweight exercise (pull-ups, chin-ups, push-ups, box jumps, burpees, and more) or use it to add load [Read more …]