The Complete Beginner’s Guide to High Intensity Resistance Training (HIT): What it is, how it compares to other forms of exercise and the results you can expect to get (part 1) – HITUNI

HITUNI has a well researched, succinct 3-parter about what HIT is and how to use it.  I’m so glad they wrote it.  I really hate the more “marketing” side of the training business, and these guys do my work for me.  If you are new to the concept of HIT, this is a great start. Continue reading “The Complete Beginner’s Guide to High Intensity Resistance Training (HIT): What it is, how it compares to other forms of exercise and the results you can expect to get (part 1) – HITUNI”

Effect of Low vs. High Intensity Exercise Training on Biomarkers of Inflammation and Endothelial Dysfunction — PubMed

PubMed Tenório TRS, Balagopal PB, Andersen LB, Ritti-Dias RM, Hill JO, Lofrano-Prado MC, Prado WL. PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of a low vs. high intensity aerobic training on biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in adolescents with obesity. METHODS: Sixty-two adolescents with obesity (age: 15±14 years, BMI: 34.87±4.22 kg.m-2) were randomized to receive eitherContinue reading “Effect of Low vs. High Intensity Exercise Training on Biomarkers of Inflammation and Endothelial Dysfunction — PubMed”

An hour per week at the gym lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily

Less than one hour of resistance exercise training per week lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar). This was shown by a study involving more than 7,000 participants from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) in the USA. The beneficial effects ofContinue reading “An hour per week at the gym lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily”

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

ScienceDaily.com Date:  April 22, 2016 Source:  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences Summary: 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, aContinue reading “Higher muscle mass associated with lower mortality risk in people with heart disease”

Strength training helps older adults live longer — ScienceDaily

ScienceDaily.com Date:  April 20, 2016 Source:  Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Summary: Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying, a new analysis concludes. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an olderContinue reading “Strength training helps older adults live longer — ScienceDaily”

Training to prevent strain injury? Contraction mode matters

Or Why It’s Important To Accentuate The Negative. sciencedaily.com Date:  April 1, 2016 Source:  American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Summary: Hamstring injuries are the most common noncontact injury in elite sport. Despite increased research efforts, these injury rates continue to rise. Recent evidence has shown that short muscle fiber lengths can increase the riskContinue reading “Training to prevent strain injury? Contraction mode matters”

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 repeatedlyContinue reading “HIT Body Weight Training”

Intensive exercise with intervals ‘more effective’

ScienceDaily.com Date:  January 19, 2016 Source:  University of Leicester Summary: Short bursts of intensive exercise provide a more “time-efficient” and realistic way of preventing, delaying and managing Type 2 diabetes and also losing weight, a study has found. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are linked, with over 80 per cent of people with the conditionContinue reading “Intensive exercise with intervals ‘more effective’”

High Intensity Training improves recovery after knee replacement surgery

PubMed Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] High-intensity preoperative training improves physical and functional recovery in the early post-operative periods after total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. Calatayud J1,2, Casaña J3,4, Ezzatvar Y3,4, Jakobsen MD5,6, Sundstrup E5,6, Andersen LL6,7. PURPOSE: The benefits of preoperative training programmes compared withContinue reading “High Intensity Training improves recovery after knee replacement surgery”