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The 4 Best Core Activation Exercises | Forever Fit Science

Our core strength is just as important as the central nervous in terms of their purpose. Our core allows the rest of body to function or move as stable and efficiently as possible. Look at it as a generator or light switch; you can’t see unless you turn it on. If your core is

The Biomechanics of Sprinting

Alyssa Biawolas Understanding the biomechanics of sprint running form is essential to successful sprint performance. Biomechanical variables influencing sprinting include reaction time, technique, force production, neural factors, muscle structure and the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. Thomas (2017) found that maximal running speeds in sprint events are achieved by creating a high force output,

Rise and Grind: Why you Should Consider Morning HIIT Workouts

Catherine O'Brien Are you a night owl or a lark? Most people tend to fall into one of two groups: morning person vs. night owl. It turns out that there is a name for these categorizations and recent research suggests that knowing your sleep type may be important when planning your exercise. Want to know

The Ever Changing Science of Protein

Evan Stevens You would think that by now we would have a pretty firm grasp of protein. It is one of the three main macronutrients and is essential for life as we know it. Its use in sport has been long described in scientific literature and makes up a huge portion of the billion-dollar

Effects of Outdoor Exercise

Catherine O'Brien Why Does Exercising Outdoors Feel So Much Better? I have always been a proponent of outdoor exercise, particularly running. There is something so satisfying and therapeutic about the fresh air and the sound of my feet hitting the pavement. Of course, inclement weather sometimes requires me to substitute an indoor treadmill workout for

3 Ways Physical Exercise Improves Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Women

Alyssa Bialowas As we age, our cognition, memory and language ability gradually deteriorate. One of today’s most significant public health concerns is dementia, a group of symptoms associated with deteriorating memory and other thinking skills. To prevent dementia, one of the most beneficial things you can do is to start detecting a progressive decline in

Do Women’s Menstrual Cycle Affect Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage

Alyssa Bialowas   Introduction Studies have shown that a woman’s menstrual cycle can affect exercise-induced muscle damage and oxidative stress that follow bouts of physical activity and exercise. Estradiol is an estrogen steroid hormone and major female sex hormone that is responsible for the development of female secondary sex characteristics. During the menstrual cycle, estradiol

Vestibular Migraines: Could Exercise Be The Answer?

Catherine O’Brien My last article highlighted the inverse relationship between headaches and VO2 max levels such that individuals who experienced headaches regularly had, on average, lower VO2 peaks than their control counterparts. Perhaps one of the most interesting findings from Hagen and colleagues’ study was that this inverse relationship was present, even when controlling for

Don’t Resist Resistance Training

Alyssa Bialowas Introduction The strength and thickness ratio of shoulder stabilizing muscles is essential to support the frequent movement and competitive athletic advantage. Due to the dexterity of the shoulder joint itself, the musculature of the shoulder is complex, making it very vulnerable to injury. Muscle balance of the shoulder requires that the antagonist and

Do Children Perform Better In Sports Based On Coach’s Gender?

Alyssa Bialowas   Introduction Coaching is a structured practice of development that helps another individual achieve a specific personal goal by providing guidance and teaching. Coaches develop particular leadership styles to influence an athlete’s behavior to help them achieve competitive advancement, as well as influence the psychological, emotional, and spiritual well being of players. Examining