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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

Carpe Diem, The Series: “DID SOMEONE STEAL THE SUN?!”

Paul Stevens For those of us who live around the Great Lakes area, we share a common affliction. The month of November is probably the dullest month of the year in terms of what seems like endless grey skies, falling leaves and temperatures, not to mention the constant threat of rain and wind. It can

The Skinny On Cold Baths – Do They Actually Work and If So How?

Gillian White - BSc., MSc., PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Department of Exercise Sciences The Skinny On Cold Baths – Do They Actually Work and If So How? Getting the most out of your workouts, paradoxically, can be as much about what you do during your workout as it has to do with what you

How HIIT Changes Our Body

Evan Stevens Researchers looked at how HIIT (high intensity interval training) changed glucose metabolism in diabetic mice. We have known for a long time that exercise can be used to improve, treat, and prevent all manner of metabolic disease outside of actually curing the disease and the changes are independent of dietary factors. However,

HIIT For Hockey Performance

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada The hockey season is kicking into full gear for the pros in the National Hockey League and the Joe’s in the local beer league.  Whether you are an elite athlete or just playing for the after skate festivities, there is always a

Ski Training Magic Part 1: Leg Blasters

Hank Shell It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, snow is falling in the mountains, and I have a couple thousand hard-earned dollars just burning a hole in my pocket. Yes, ski season is upon us. It won’t be long before the scent of burnt wax wafts through our basement once

Strong Is The New Strong – Girls Gone RX

FastTwitchGrandma recently attended Girls Gone RX in Denver, CO. Girls Gone RX is an all female Crossfit competition made up of 3 person teams. Their partner BrightPink.org has a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. These women are a true inspiration.

66 Burpees For 66 Years | Inside The Gym Of A Crossfit Guru

What is your plan for your next birthday? How about performing burpees? Turning 30? 30 burpees. 40? 40 burpees. 90? 90 burpees. Take a sneak peak into a Crossfit Weightlifting "Guru's" gym and get ready to be inspired by these hilarious masters athletes. For more fitness tips and motivation visit our website at www.FastTwitchGrandma.com.

Leading the Way to a Smaller Waistline and a Bigger Brain

Contributed by Julia C. Basso, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Center for Neural Science and New York University Smaller Waistline and Bigger Brain A constant regimen of aerobic exercise helps to fight obesity, decrease weight gain over time, and when we do enough of it, get a smaller waistline.  As we exercise and lose weight, another part

The Will To Compete

Mike Choi, 45, is a competitive masters weightlifter. Mike was a "weekend warrior" until he discovered Crossfit. He is now the bronze medalist at the 2017 World Masters Games and the founder of the DC Weightlifting Club. Mike explains the draw he has to competition as the will to compete and the achievement competition brings.