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Exercise Training Plan For Patients With Breast Cancer

Moji Kaviani, Ph.D., CEP Prevalence of breast cancer is alarmingly increasing in women across the world which is the leading cause of cancer death in this population. Despite using the advanced methods of treatments (e.g. chemotherapy and radiation), these treatments could adversely affect cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and well-being of patients (Fairman et al., 2016) Results

Meet a Track & Field Masters Athlete

Recently, FastTwitchGrandma attended the Huntsman Senior Games, where we stopped to talk with 52-year old professional runner Cindy Blakeley-Cameron. Cindy speaks with us about her professional running history and the records she has set, shares her tips on staying in strong running shape, and gives advice for masters individuals trying to get into track and field.

Do Female Athletes Need More Sleep?

Hadley Seward Do female athletes need more sleep? Female athletes face different challenges than our male counterparts. Women are more likely to sustain sports-related injuries than men [1]. We experience hormonal fluctuations throughout the month that can affect how our bodies build or break down muscle. And, as it turns out, we have different

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.

Women & High Intensity Interval Training – Ebook

Research poll after research poll, male and female adults express that one of the biggest barriers they face to frequent exercise is lack of time. One common assumption is that exercise and physical activity at moderate-intensity for a long period is the superior way to burn fat and improve your overall body composition, which is

5 Ways HIIT Improves Fitness in Women

Alyssa Bialowas Research poll after research poll, male and female adults express that one of the biggest barriers they face to frequent exercise is lack of time. One common assumption is that exercise and physical activity at moderate-intensity for a long period is the superior way to burn fat and improve your overall body composition,

High-Speed Resistance Training

Sara Thompson - M.Sc. in Exercise Science High-speed resistance training (HSRT) is a relatively new approach to combat ailments associated with aging such as decreased muscle strength, decreased functional performance, and decreased quality of life. HSRT, which consists of fast, explosive movements, might be more effective than the more conventional low-speed resistance training in

Re-Thinking Gender Based Nutrition

Dayton Kelley Gender Based Nutrition This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2017, most notably Emma Stevenson PhD (Newcastle University, UK). The world of sports is rapidly growing and evolving with more people involved in organized exercise and sport than ever before. International competition in men’s

Exercise Motivation to Prevent Age-Related Body Changes

Julia Basso - PhD As we age, the body goes through many changes.  These include widespread changes in body composition including loss of muscle mass and bone mass.  With this loss, there is marked reduction in physical capacity or our ability to perform physical movements. During our 20s, we are at the peak of our

American College Sports Medicine Conference – Ebook Edition

Julia Basso – PhD American College Sports Medicine Conference - Ebook Edition Over 6000 sports medicine professionals came together in Denver, CO this Spring to discuss topics ranging from Mental Health to Female Elite Athletes.  This Ebook summarizes each day's keynote presentations and showcases the conference's amazing lineup of celebrity speakers.  Dive deep into topics