Firmer, Fitter frame linked to firmer, fitter brain — ScienceDaily

ScienceDaily.com Date:  August 15, 2017 Source:  National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Summary:  To determine why more aerobically fit individuals have better memories, scientists used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which measures the elasticity of organs, and found that fit individuals had a firmer, more elastic hippocampus—a region of the brain associated with memory. Scientists […]

Higher muscle mass associated with lower mortality risk in people with heart disease

ScienceDaily.com Date:  April 22, 2016Source:  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health SciencesSummary:Cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions, researchers have found. The findings also suggest that regardless of a person’s level of fat mass, a higher level of […]

Exercise Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors From Constant Stress — ScienceDaily

Constant stress is associated with signs of poor blood vessel health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research finds that aerobic exercise kept the blood vessels of stressed rats working normally.

HIT Body Weight Training

Not up for personal one-on-one sessions with Jean?  No worries.  Our HIT Body Weight Training Classes are 45 minutes of energetic high intensity training in a small group setting using nothing but your body as the mechanism for change. Think that’s not long enough to change your body?  The principles of HIT have been repeatedly […]

Regular exercise critical for heart health, longevity

 Just exercise, y’all.  I can help you get started. ScienceDaily.com Experts encourage physical activity for heart disease prevention Date:  January 18, 2016Source:  American College of CardiologySummary:The majority of citizens in developed countries should not be concerned by potential harm from exercise but rather by the lack of exercise in their lives, according to a clinical […]

Can High Intensity Training Weight Training Really replace my cardio?

  That’s the question I’m most often asked.  Here’s my go-to response: One of the most significant exercise studies done in the last half century was a 1975 West Point Study.  You can read the details in the link, but in a nutshell, West Point wanted to, among other things, “identify the consequences of a […]

Types of athletic training affect how brain communicates with muscles

Date:  September 18, 2015 Source:  University of Kansas via ScienceDaily.com Summary:  The brains of endurance trainers communicate with muscles differently than those of strength trainers or sedentary individuals, new research shows. While it is not immediately clear why the communication between the brain and muscle was different as a result of different types of exercise, […]

Types of athletic training affect how brain communicates with muscles — ScienceDaily

The brains of endurance trainers communicate with muscles differently than those of strength trainers or sedentary individuals, new research shows. While it is not immediately clear why the communication between the brain and muscle was different as a result of different types of exercise, one researcher said it offers leads for new means of research […]

10 Reasons High Intensity Training is a Smarter Workout

You’ve probably heard of high intensity training, but more than likely are fuzzy on the details.  High intensity training (“HIT”) refers to performing a single set of 8-12 repetitions of slow controlled weight resisted exercises, to momentary muscular failure, at a repetition duration that maintains muscular tension throughout the entire range of motion, for most […]

HIGH INTENSITY STRENGTH TRAINING: MORE AEROBIC THAN “AEROBICS”

Today one of my clients quit training.  Her reason: her doctor told her she had to stop resistance training and focus more “cardio” to lose weight. What is this, 1983?  That’s such outdated “advice” that it borders on irresponsible. There’s no such thing as “cardio,” and doctor should understand that by now. So today I’ve […]