Posts tagged workout
Exercising and the Holidays

This time of year can be stressful for all of us.  Between last minute shopping (only a couple of days left!), trying to assemble the kids toys, school plays, family parties, travel and everything else exercise can often be the first thing to go. Now listen closely, because I’m going to let you in on a secret known only at the highest levels of strength and conditioning.  Are you ready? Take a deep breath and relax. It’s OK. Missing some training sessions over the holidays doesn’t have to derail everything you’ve worked for.

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Muscle Cramps: What Really Causes Them

uscle cramps can be a great way to ruin a workout or even a great night of sleep.  We often hear that cramps are caused by dehydration or electrolyte depletion during sweating. While these are important aspects of cramping, they only tell part of the story.  Two studies have shown that muscular fatigue and temperature also influence cramping.   Here are a few steps you can take to minimize your risk of cramping during exercise:

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