| Apr 21, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a report recommending that adults do muscle-strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. That's on top of at least 150 minutes of moderate (or 75 minutes of...
| Apr 14, 2010
Longer days -- at least for me -- mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later.
While you sleep you are...
| Apr 7, 2010
Christine Thorburg, also a physician, came to see my colleague Massimo Testa, M.D., and me after she had knee ligament reconstruction. She'd run cross-country in college and had done some recreational cycling at age 30, but that was about it. She asked us...
| Oct 27, 2010
The vast majority of fitness-seekers, even those who are quite knowledgeable, have no idea how to properly gauge their body composition — how much of their body weight is fat and how much is muscle — which is so important to truly measuring...
| May 5, 2010
Muscle soreness 24 to 48 hours after you exercise is a good sign. It means that you have challenged your muscles and are getting stronger. This is called delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS), and everyone experiences it, even elite athletes. Here's how...
| Mar 5, 2008
| 9:29 AM
This was no roller coaster.
The half-mile ride required a liability waiver: Bobsledding "is a hazardous act, which could cause personal injury or damage," according to the only capitalized sentence in a forest of fine print.
After swearing not to sue,...
| Jun 1, 2008
Kyle Wamsley may be one of the most popular professional cyclists who takes part in the various weekly rides throughout the rolling hills and scenic back roads of the Lehigh Valley.
The Chadds Ford native, who rides for the Colavita/Sutter Home racing...
| Mar 31, 2010
Folks don't know their full potential until they know their VO2max.
Exercise performance physician Massimo Testa, M.D., is one of the foremost experts on VO2max in the world. He explains that your cardiovascular fitness score tells you how efficiently...
| Mar 3, 2010
Growing up, my parents taught us that the best activities are the ones that you can enjoy your entire life. As the senior tennis champion of Madison, Wis., my mother set a good example. According to a meta-analysis published in The British Journal of...
| Mar 11, 2010
I like the convenience of working out at home. The upside is that once you eliminate the travel time to a gym, a lot more opportunities to exercise open up. The downside is that, 90 percent of the time, those opportunities never seem ideal for one...
| Mar 24, 2010
Exercise can be uncomfortable when beginning any new type of training or when getting back in the saddle after a long break.
In last week's column I talked about the discomfort of exercise when starting out and also when competing at the elite level. It'...