Keeping Fit

What Is The Fat-Burning Zone?

During the past several years, considerable attention has been given to the so-called fat burning zone of endurance exercise training. Because weight loss is a high-order objective for most exercisers, most people would prefer to train in a manner...

Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

Although one of every two American adults is presently following a restricted calorie diet, almost 75 percent of us are overweight and the obesity epidemic continues to expand. Certainly, overeating and underexercising are part of the problem, but...

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Strength Training for Softball

Softball is an interesting team sport that involves throwing, catching, batting and sprinting. Successful players must have excellent eye-hand coordination and high levels of performance power. Although softball does not require cardiovascular...

Strength Training For Triathletes

Top triathletes typically have a linear physique - relatively low on fat and muscle. In "Strength Training For Triathletes" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. presents a case that they can become leaner and stronger through a sensible program of strength...

Youth Strength Training: Why and How

Research has shown that strength training is the best means for improving body composition in young people, as it addresses two major problems in many preadolescents, namely, too little muscle and two much fat. In "Youth Strength Training: Why and...

Strength Training For Tennis

Although skill is essential for top-level tennis, technique development is easier if you are fit — which is also the critical factor for staying power during the second and third sets. In "Strength Training For Tennis" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. offers...

Strength Training for Skiing

Downhill skiing is a very physically demanding activity. The body positions that provide the best combination of balance, stability, control and speed are those that require relatively high levels of muscle strength. In "Strength Training for...

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