What is the best time to exercise?
Aging & Health

Best Time to Exercise? Study Determines Afternoons are Better

A new research study[1] shows that it is better for our bodies to work out at specific times of the day. Exercise training brings out higher metabolic effects in the afternoon instead of in the morning in metabolically compromised humans. It is because the circadian clock and metabolism are tightly associated. Therefore, the exact timing of interventions that target metabolic changes may influence their efficiency. What was the Goal of the Research Study? Previous experiments imply that every tissue in our bodies holds a kind of cellular clock that signals in response to biological messages related to our daily exposure to light, food, and sleep. Adjusted by our lifestyles, these clocks generate multiple circadian rhythms inside of us that induce [Read more …]

Rep Bar and Bumper Plate Tree close up bottom part
Exercise Equipment

Best Bumper Plate Storage

Let’s review the best bumper plate storage. Having a commercial or home gym is not all about getting all the equipment you need. These pieces of equipment need to be kept and stored neatly and orderly. Bumper plates specifically should be stored in racks and storages to preserve their quality so you can use them for a longer time. Here’s some of the equipment we are going to look at: Best Bumper Plate Storage – Overview Storing your bumper plates can be done in several ways. There are horizontal storages where you can store your bumper plates like dinner plates. There are also vertical trees, racks, carts, and storages with wheels, but whatever your preference is, there are some things [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoe (21)
Cross Training Shoes

Nike React Metcon Turbo Review

Let’s review the brand new Nike React Metcon Turbo CrossFit shoe from Nike. It’s available now from Road Runner Sports, and others. This is Nike’s second swing at a cross-trainer that uses the React cushioning system – and it’s a big improvement over the original shoe. Not only that, but it gives the Nike Metcon 6 a run for its money. We’ll give you a complete tour in this review. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Let’s take an in-depth look. Nike React Metcon Turbo Shoe Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Overall, I’m liking this shoe – it’s lighter than [Read more …]

Rogue 10 Bar Holder with bars
Exercise Equipment

Best Barbell Storage

Let’s review the best barbell storage racks and hangers. Barbells are some of the essential strength training equipment, and if you are into strength training, you probably have one or two in your garage or gym. Barbells are too precious just to be left on the floor/ground or only be stored anywhere. There are ways to store your barbells properly to avoid damage and keep your garage or gym clean and tidy. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Barbell Storage – Overview Whether you want to store your barbells horizontally, vertically, or on the rack, we got you covered. We will show you different racks and storage and how you can keep your barbells out [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Grit (30)
Cross Training Shoes

Reebok Nano X1 Versus Nano X Review

Let’s compare the new Nano X1 Training Shoe from Reebok directly against the Reebok Nano X. Our review pair has arrived and we’ve put them through our workout test – side by side with our trusty pairs of Reebok Nano X. Before we dive into the results, let’s review some of the shoes that are available now: Let’s compare these two cross training shoes for CrossFit. Reebok Nano X1 Versus Reebok Nano X Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: That’s some in action video of the Nano X1 – but let’s dive deeper into all of the details. Reebok Nano X1 Versus Reebok Nano [Read more …]

Rep Fitness AB3000 FID Adjustable Bench used with weights
Exercise Equipment

Rep AB-3000 FID Bench

Let’s review the new Rep AB-3000 FID Bench from Rep Fitness. A superior weight bench can assist you in getting an excellent strength training workout at home. It promotes exercises that improve muscle strength, size, and stamina. There are different kinds of weight benches that you will see in a commercial gym or at home, but in this article, we will show you the adjustable bench that has all the details and components you need in a flat to incline/decline bench. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look Rep AB-3000 FID Bench – Overview Rep AB-3000 FID Bench gives supreme comfort and support at every angle with its solid steel frame and [Read more …]

Body mass index
Aging & Health

Study Shows ‘Fat but fit’ is a Myth

A new research study[1] shows that the concept of being fat but healthy is not valid and that having excess body fat means you are still prone to heart diseases. According to previous studies, being physically fit could alleviate the harsh effects of having extra weight on heart health. However, a recent study shows that those who are overweight are still very susceptible to having an unhealthy heart. What was the Goal of the Research Study? The study aimed to prove that even when maintaining an active lifestyle, one can still be vulnerable to heart health issues if the excess body fat isn’t eliminated. It also focuses on clarifying that being fat and being fit are not mutually exclusive. Just [Read more …]

Tea bags - essential to creating the healthy, low-calorie beverage that is second only to water in world-wide consumption
Diet & Nutrition

Research Study: Can Drinking Tea Help Prevent Heart Disease?

Jump Start Your Healthy Lifestyle With a Cup of Tea Researchers in China have concluded a long-term study[1] to determine if drinking tea is beneficial for preventing heart disease. Previous studies had fallen short of providing any conclusive evidence. Using data analysis, they were able to determine that there are certain health benefits to drinking tea. Two of those benefits include a reduction in heart attack and stroke. What the researchers set out to accomplish Over 100,000 Chinese adults participated in the collaborative study. The researchers gathered health history and hospital records from 15 provinces dating back to 1998. Questionnaires regarding the participants’ use and frequency of their tea consumption were also studied. They wanted to find out what effect [Read more …]

Rogue Crash Cushion with a lifter
Exercise Equipment

Drop Pads for Oly Lifting

Let’s review Drop Pads for Oly Lifting. If you are into Oly weightlifting or weightlifting in general and are considerate enough to think of your family and neighborhood, you probably are using drop pads. Drop pads should be used by those who are thinking of venturing into weightlifting or new to weightlifting so as not to disturb or annoy your family and neighbors as you throw barbells and free weights. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s look at these options. Drop Pads for Oly Lifting – Overview Drop pads are made of dense, high-density foam to absorb and disperse the sound and shake linked with heavy barbell drops and preserve the floor from [Read more …]

Rep Fitness Sports Plates on the bar
Exercise Equipment

Rep Fitness Sports Plates Product Highlight

Let’s review the new Rep Sports Plates from Rep Fitness. Sports plates, also known as bumper plates, are dense rubber plates with an iron hub in the center to shape and safeguard the center hole. They are primarily built for the Olympic Games, weightlifting, powerlifting, and CrossFit-style workouts to harmlessly release a loaded Olympic bar from an overhead position without any danger of breaking the platform, the bar, or the plates themselves. They can also be used as a part of your fitness routine in the convenience of your home. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Rep Sports Plates – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this [Read more …]