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Why HIIT Excels – Intervals Vs Endurance (Part 3)

Evan Stevens HIIT (shorter, highly strenuous bursts of activity separated by periods of low intensity or rest) has an advantage in several areas over traditional endurance exercise. The most touted is probably the time efficiency: imagine being able to perform your entire aerobic exercise routine in as little as 20 to 30 minutes, inclusive of

4 Areas Of The Brain That Benefit From Exercise

Catherine O'Brien Aerobic exercise has been proven to improve cardiovascular health and diminish the risk of heart disease and stroke. In the last decade, the role of aerobic exercise within cognitive and affective domains has become more prominent. Exercise has been shown to reduce mood disturbance, improve psychological well-being, and improve positive valence associated with

Why Is HIIT Different? – Intervals Vs Endurance (Part 2)

Evan Stevens Why Is HIIT different? Let’s set aside CEE (continuous bout of exercise without a break interval and can be performed at low, moderate, or high intensities) for a minute and just think about HIIT (highly strenuous bursts of activity separated by periods of low intensity or rest). We just discussed the fact that HIIT

Increase Strength, Increase Lifespan – Powerlifting Could Change Your Life

Katie Rose Hejtmanek, PhD, Anthropologist  Increase Strength, Increase Lifespan Part 2 – Powerlifting as Life Changing Sport In my previous article, I showed that some research investigates the relationship between muscle mass, power, strength, and the health of older adults. This research suggests that increasing muscle mass, power, and strength will improve the health of older

Predict Overuse Injuries In CrossFit Athletes

By Alyssa Bialowas CrossFit has gained a lot of traction in the athletic community, especially over the past few years. CrossFit is a high intensity fitness program based on functional movements that reflect several sports and types of exercises. Overuse injuries (injury caused by repetitive trauma) are prevalent in competitive sport and are the

5 Creative Hip Strengthening Exercises

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada The importance of hip strengthening can’t be overstated.  In clinic, weakness in the muscles around the hip contributes to pain and injury in many different areas.  The hip should be assessed in cases of low back pain, knee pain, and foot

Reduce Exercise Fatigue With Compression & Cold Therapy

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas The typical muscle pain that occurs after exercise results from small tears in the fibers of the connective tissues in your body. There are common practices to help re-circulate blood flow and deliver nutrients to the damaged tissue to ease pain and recovery time. Two common ways to reduce

Reduce Muscle Fatigue With Foam Rolling

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas There are many common therapeutic approaches to alleviating neuromuscular muscle fatigue following training. Such as, nutritional supplementation, wearing compression clothing, cryotherapy, cryocompression, stretching and low-intensity exercise following intense forms of exercise. Preventing muscular exhaustion is important for reducing risk of injury, restoring strength, repairing muscle fibers, preventing further fatigue.

Does Movement Therapy Prevent Running Injuries?

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Runners have an increased risk of injury that results from overuse and overtraining. Preventing injuries that result from running has been a topic of research for those looking for ways to reduce the negative training side effects that result from overuse. Running leads to many health and well-being benefits,

A Better Way To Treat Your “Pulled Hammy”

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada When you see someone running and then all of a sudden they begin to limp while holding the back of their leg, it is a tell tale sign that they have pulled their hamstring muscle. Hamstring injuries are very common, especially