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How to Run Sprint Intervals

Jason Kelly STACK Sprints are great for the athletic and general populations. They are an incredible expression of speed and power. They also definitely have a more significant payoff than jogging when it comes to getting in shape, enhancing your health, boosting your strength, developing fast-twitch muscle fibers, shredding fat, and creating lean muscle mass. …
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Avocado pulp may speed post-exercise cardiovascular recovery: RCT

By Stephen Daniells Nutra Ingredients Consuming avocado pulp prior to aerobic exercise may accelerate cardiovascular recovery after exercise, with blood pressure and heart rate returning to normal levels faster than placebo, suggests a small study from Brazil. Data published in Scientific Reports​ appears to support the potential of 600 mg of avocado pulp an hour before aerobic …
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Study: Beetroot supplements could boost weight training performance

By Nikki Hancocks Nutra Ingredients USA Beetroot juice supplements could improve muscular endurance and increase tolerance to resistance training, according to a new randomised double-blind crossover study. Beetroot juice (BJ) has been associated with improvements in physical performance in endurance sports with much scientific focus on its effects on heart health​. One much publicised study​ by scientists at …
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Slow, steady increase in exercise intensity is best for heart health

From Science Daily For most people, the benefits of aerobic exercise far outweigh the risks, however, extreme endurance exercise — such as participation in marathons and triathlons for people who aren’t accustomed to high-intensity exercise — can raise the risk of sudden cardiac arrest, atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder) or heart attacks, according to …