Build muscle strength using your mind

Fascinating new research published in the Journal of Neurophysiology has found that muscle and strength can be maintained simply by visualizing the muscle strain that occurs during exercise. Many people spend countless hours each week in the gym working out to achieve a desired level of physical fitness and body shape.  We all know physical…

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gym injury

A typical modern gym houses hundreds of individual pieces of exercise equipment, some of which appear purposefully designed to injure as many trainees as possible. Here are ten of the most dangerous exercise machines. Avoid these, and avoid any so-called personal trainer who recommends them. 1. Smith Machine A smith machine is just a bar built…

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Soccer head ball brain damage

A study has found College-age soccer players may show some degree of brain-tissue shrinkage – adding to evidence that the sport carries a risk of long-term brain injury. Using high-resolution MRI brain scans, researchers found evidence of reduced gray matter in the brains of 10 male college soccer players, compared with 10 young men who…

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