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Functional Training

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The exercise industry is prone to fads and it has certainly fallen for the idea of functional training. Proponents of functional training suggest that unless the exercise you do in the gym mirrors something you do in life then it has no transfer and is…

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Tight Hamstrings? Are You Sure?

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Have you ever been told your hamstrings are tight because you can’t touch your toes? Or perhaps because you can’t raise one leg higher than 90 degrees from a lying position? Let’s look at the second of those tests, the single straight leg raise. This…

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Men Sweat, Women Glow

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A new study at Osaka University in Japan has found that women are not as efficient at sweating as men. The scientists found that untrained females had the lowest sweat response to exercise when compared with both trained and untrained males. While it is known…

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Pre-Activity Stretching

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Stretching before activity has recently come under increased scrutiny after several studies showed sustained stretches used during warm ups actually increased the risk of injury and reduced performance. Sustained stretches have the effect of down-regulating a muscle. Meaning that far from readying the muscle for…

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