If you’re looking to use your dumbbells to burn fat, try out this workout routine to try at home, adapted from Strength Training for Fat Loss. Aimed at beginners, this workout will will give you a varied workout, working various muscle groups. In this post we’ll explore a few of the moves in more detail. For full details on each of the moves, get your copy of Strength Training for Fat Loss. Exercise Week 1 Week 2 Prisoner squat 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps One-arm compound band row 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Knee-tap squat 2 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) 3 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) Push-up 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps Stability-ball leg curl 2 sets x 8-10 reps 3 sets x 8-10 reps One-arm band press 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Band lat pull-down 2 sets x 10-12 reps 3 sets x …
Many women fear midlife weight gain and see gaining weight to be inevitable during menopause. But can midlife weight gain be avoided? In this extract from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook we explore the potential causes of weight gain within menopausal women and how to potentially avoid it.
Whether you’re feeling happy, sad, stressed or anxious, many of us may turn to food when we’re experiencing a certain emotion. In this post, adapted from Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths, author Melody Schoenfeld talks us through how to break the habit.
Every athlete knows that physical training alone won’t get them to where they want to be. An athlete’s performance is determined by a number of factors, with nutrition being key. But with so much conflicting information out there about what athletes should or shouldn’t do when it comes to nutrition, we felt it was time to provide the facts. In this post we address 6 sports nutrition questions adapted from Advanced Sports Nutrition, so you can maximise your potential as an athlete.
Professional athletes like football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection susceptibility and threaten availability for training and competition. A new journal article investigates what effect diet and lifestyle choices have on those at increased risk.
Think about what you need to eat, not what you can’t eat next – Susan Kleiner
A recent analysis conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has found that logging on to social media sites frequently throughout the week is linked to a greater risk of young adults developing eating and body image concerns.
According to research, almost a quarter of British children under the age of five are overweight or obese.