What is Rhabdomyolysis? With exercise classes such as Crossfit, Body Pump and other high-intensity classes sweeping the nation, so does the increasing number of cases of Rhabdomyolysis. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine “rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle fibers that leads to the release of muscle fibers contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream. […]
DOMS: Delayed Muscle Soreness “No pain no gain,” said the work out enthusiast doing repetitive bicep curls in the mirror. But what is pain or muscle soreness? A common misconception is the “No pain no gain” slogan, but what some might consider “muscle soreness” could be something even bigger. In this blog post we will […]
What is Personal Training? By definition, a personal trainer is a fitness professional that provides individualized exercise programming and client instruction. They motivate clients by helping them set goals and provide feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed […]
As the level of intensity of exercise increases, the body reaches a point where the level of oxygen within the cell’s mitochondria is not sufficient. Since there is not enough available oxygen, the pyruvate produced by glycolysis cannot be oxidized. Furthermore, since energy production must continue, ATP production from glycolysis must increase.
Do individuals choose a sport to participate in based on their personality? Most psychology research studies and sports psychology textbooks talk about the fact that the majority of athletes or exercisers will choose the type of sport of their preference based on their personality. That is, if someone is introverted, patient, or calm, they will […]