A tough workout adds stress to your body and causes muscle tissue to break down. In other words, working out hard makes you weaker — at least, temporarily. It’s what’s you do before and after a workout that determines if your body can repair the inflicted damage and come out stronger on the other side. That’s called supercompensation and it’s a key factor in muscle recovery.
In the early days of professional sports, trainers and athletes didn’t know many of the things that modern science has uncovered. Recent scientific breakthroughs have taken bodybuilding, CrossFit and other sports to the next level. Even casual athletes can easily gain energy, strength, and muscle mass. All you need is discipline and an understanding of … Read more
Spinal manipulation is a popular treatment in chiropractic care. Proponents of spinal manipulation claim that it can heal not only lower back pain, but also improve your overall well-being. Since I do CrossFit and continuously suffer from minor injuries and pain, I wanted to find scientific evidence and answers to the question: “Does spinal manipulation … Read more
In the following article, we will uncover the truth behind doping in sports and shed some light on why athletes dope in the first place. I’ll explain what doping is, cover common types of doping and performance-enhancing drugs, and I’ll give you some insight into what’s going on behind the scenes compared to what you … Read more