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.  […]

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 either […]

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 of […]

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

Strength training helps older adults live longer — ScienceDaily

ScienceDaily.comDate:  April 20, 2016Source:  Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterSummary: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 older population. Full Story Older […]

Training to prevent strain injury? Contraction mode matters

Or Why It’s Important To Accentuate The Negative. Date:  April 1, 2016Source:  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 risk of hamstring injury […]

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 […]

Intensive exercise with intervals ‘more effective’ Date:  January 19, 2016Source:  University of LeicesterSummary: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 condition classed as overweight […]

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 with […]