The technique of breaking up exercise into short "snacks" instead of long workouts is known as Exercise snacks. It has been shown to lead to measurable increases in cardio fitness - even when done infrequently.
Aging & Health

Study: Exercise May Help Slow Cognitive Decline

A new research study[1] shows that exercise may help slow cognitive deterioration in some people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects the nervous system, which leads to shivering, stiffness, and trouble with walking, balance, and coordination. A new study published on the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, tells that exercise may help slow cognitive decline for some people with the disease. What was the Goal of the Research Study? The goal of the study is to learn whether more significant physical activity could change the negative association of APOE ε4 with longitudinal cognitive differences in early Parkinson’s disease. APOE e4 is a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s [Read more …]

GORUCK Source Hydration Bladder for Rucking Review (14)
Rucking

Source Hydration Bladder Review

Let’s review the Source Hydration Bladder from GORUCK. Whether you are trekking, hiking, cycling, or rucking, being hydrated is essential so your body can function well. When you are on the go doing outdoor activities, you want easy access to drinking so you won’t be inconvenienced with all the stopping and reaching out for your water bottle inside your bag. This is where the hydration bladder comes in. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Source Hydration Bladder – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Coming soon! Source Hydration Bladder – Overview A hydration bladder gives you access to drinking water in [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 Rucksack Review (1)
Rucking

GORUCK GR1 Rucksack for Fitness

Let’s review the GR1 Rucksack. A rucksack is a fitness backpack where you put different weights like ruck plates while walking around carrying the weighted bag. Aside from being a good cardio exercise, rucking also improves your posture, burns more calories, and gets you stronger. Rucking demands power, endurance, and character. To start rucking, a rugged rucksack that will thrive in any situation is what you need. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: GR1 Rucksack – Overview GORUCK makes different rugged rucking equipment and apparel, including the GR1. The GR1 is a quality rucksack that can carry plenty of weight conveniently, keep the weight stable when you’re moving, and last forever. Rucking with GR1 [Read more …]

Torque Fitness Tank MX pushed quarter right
Exercise Equipment

Torque Fitness Tanks

Let’s look at the Torque Fitness Tanks. Fitness tank is an all-surface weight sled with wheels that utilize magnetic resistance rather than weight plates and friction. By flipping the resistance lever, you can adjust the strength of your workout without adding or removing heavy-weight plates. It is a functional piece of equipment that can be used in a variety of forms. You can push or pull the weight sled clutching a rubber-coated handle to focus on particular muscle groups. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Torque Fitness Tanks – Overview Torque uses an innovative magnetic resistance brake system on their tanks to prohibit individuals from accelerating and pushes them to work harder the quicker [Read more …]

Nike Free Metcon 4 Shoe Review (11)
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Free Metcon 4 Review

Let’s review the Nike Free Metcon 4. The new Nike Free Metcon 4 comes to you with unshakable stability and a natural range of motion. Now you can do your training with such freedom and confidence while having that cool look from the ’90s. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look at this new shoe. Nike Free Metcon 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Free Metcon 4 – Overview Nike merged Free and Metcon to come up with the Nike Free Metcon 4. Nike Free is formed to the foot’s shape, making it like [Read more …]

A coffee cup, with black coffee, and a spoon, on a table-top.
Aging & Health

Coffee Before Exercise Increases Fat Burn

A new research study[1] shows that caffeine improves the maximal fat oxidation (MFO) rate and aerobic capacity, which are lower in the morning than in the afternoon. The result of the study validates the earlier reported diurnal variation in the whole-body fat oxidation rate during graded exercise in active caffeine-naïve men and shows that the acute ingestion of 3 mg/kg of caffeine boosts MFO, Fatmax, and VO2max independent of the time of day. What was the Goal of the Research Study? Metabolic flexibility has lately been proposed as an additional key factor influencing performance in endurance exercises. Athletes’ endurance is lower early in the morning and late at night than in the afternoon, and that MFO and Fatmax are higher [Read more …]

Nike Savaleos Weightlifting Shoe Review (2)
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Savaleos Weightlifting Shoe Review

Let’s review the Nike Savaleos weightlifting shoe. Some athletes and trainees who do weightlifting and crosstraining settle for the same pair of shoes. To avoid injury, a specific pair of shoes is needed for specific training. Good thing Nike came up with the new Savaleos – a lifting shoe that can also be used for cross workouts. Let’s take a quick look at Nike’s Savaleos before its launch on the 1st of April. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look at this new shoe. Nike Savaleos – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Savaleos – Overview [Read more …]

Air Bikes can be used for LISS - Low Intensity Steady State exercise, but HIIT is where they shine.
Aging & Health

Study: Is Too Much HIIT Training Detrimental?

A new research study[1] shows that extreme exercise training causes mitochondrial functional impairment and lowers glucose tolerance in healthy volunteers. The right amount of exercise training absolutely influences metabolic health through enhanced mitochondrial oxidative potential and increased glucose regulation and is also the preferred treatment in various metabolic complications. But too much of anything is not good, and it also applies in exercising. What was the Goal of the Research Study? Some studies show that intense blasts of exercise improve the number of mitochondria in our muscle cells, and more mitochondria provide better cellular and metabolic health. But there was also research where people did HIIT three times a week for six weeks, but there were no changes in their [Read more …]

American Barbell Rack Package with black barbells
Exercise Equipment

Racks from American Barbell

Let’s review Racks from American Barbell. A squat rack is a staple for any garage gym or any training center. A squat rack completes your exercise equipment in your home gym, and it gives you the capability to do power and strength training exercises. It provides the most secured and the simplest way to do squats and other powerlifting moves. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Racks from American Barbell – Overview American Barbell has over 40 years of experience in providing high-quality products to the commercial fitness industry. They make commercial dumbells, Olympic plates, bars, and squat racks that are extremely durable. They are trusted by big fitness centers like Planet Fitness, Gold’s [Read more …]

Most vegetables are a low GI (Glycemic Index) food.
Aging & Health

Study: Five Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Per Day Reduces Risk of Death

A new research study released by the American Heart Association (AHA)[1] shows that five servings of fruits and vegetables are the number of servings you need to eat everyday to live the longest. According to the study, two of those five servings should be fruits, and the other three should be vegetables. “This amount likely offers the most benefit in terms of prevention of major chronic disease and is a relatively achievable intake for the general public,” said lead author Dr. Dong Wang, a nutritionist and epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. What was the Goal of the Research Study? However, there are variations in benefits depending on the fruits and vegetables you are [Read more …]