Inflammation follows a hormetic pattern: not enough means the body cannot defend itself. In the right dose and in a limited time interval, it does its effect. Then when inflammation becomes chronic the benefit turns into harm.
“I can only feel how I feel.” — We all heard a variation of this sentence at least once in our lifetime. One who hasn’t, has not lived long enough. From childhood on, we are wired with a character, a way of treating information. How we react to events cannot be chosen. We cannot control our emotions. Or can we?
As much as injuries are part of life, athletes can take steps to avoid injuries and to minimize their occurrence. Warming up, adding protections, buffers, strengthening and gradually building intensity will no doubt make you stronger and toward full recovery.
Lifelong fitness is the ability to stay in shape through the test of time. staying as long as possible with your natural strength, balance and range of motion. Lean how centenarians and athletes of all ages benefit from creating a habit and complete exercise routine of joints and muscles.
Strength and speed are as important as endurance in building an athlete body and mind. Speed work, high intensity interval training (HIIT) provide benefits that do not only improve performance, but also retain genetic code in our DNA and its ability to express itself.
Endurance is a key component of living and engaging in physical exercise for extended periods of time. How is endurance defined? Why does it matter and how can one improve speed and get faster during endurance events?