Muscle Soreness Vs. Muscle Fatigue

It was the summer of 1996.

Jay-Z’s first album, Reasonable Doubt, had just been released, Michael Jordan had just won his fourth NBA championship, and Bill Clinton still knew the definition of the word “is.”

Image result for Eden Roc MiamiI was ten years old and my family headed to Miami Beach’s Eden Roc resort for one of my father’s biennial conferences for the Cuban American Medical Association.

For him this meant 3 days of lectures, meetings and glitzy dinners; for my sister and I this meant 3 days of unadulterated “fun in the sun.”

We’d get up early and hit the buffet around 8 or 9 am, then spend the rest of the day at the beach and the pool,  playing games and horsing around with the many friends we had made with the other doctors’ kids.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Healthy

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I’ve been lifting weights now for almost 20 years; and I’ve been studying nutrition and exercise science for just about the same amount of time.

One of the many mistakes I made when first starting out as a personal trainer 8 years ago was that I often gave new clients too much, too soon.

I would forget that not everyone was like me; and while this stuff might have come easy to me over the years, for most people it was complicated and extremely challenging, especially later in life – and even more so if they were severely overweight.

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King T.U.T

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Time Under Tension. 

What is it?

Time Under Tension is the amount of time a muscle is under strain during a set of weight bearing exercise.

Simple enough.

Why is this important?

This is important because the duration of stimulus and tension on a muscle are key factors for growth and strength.

Longer bouts of strain lead to more muscle breakdown during a workout.

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Alcohol And Fat Loss

How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?
How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?

Whenever folks embark on a weight loss journey, the first thing they assume is that they automatically have to cut out drinking.

As a matter of fact, it’s usually one of the first excuses I hear – sorry, guys – from men as to why they can’t shake those last 10 (or 20) pounds.

“I’d have a six pack if I didn’t like beer so much.”

Right.

And if coach would’ve put you in that fourth quarter of senior year, you would’ve been state champs, too, right?

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