Measuring Exercise Intensity Using A Simple Yet Accurate Method: The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale

RPE.jpg“Why can’t you just tell me how you really feel, because the way you act is confusing me” – Unknown

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Sleep

Rest is a weapon; sleep deprivation decreases productivity¬† in the office, and on the field. More than 1 out of every 3 Americans doesn’t get enough sleep [1].

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The most overlooked necessity for successful weight loss

Weight loss can be achieved by reducing calorie intake, increasing physical activity, or both. Having a higher proportion of lean-mass-to-fat-mass translates into a more attractive physique and competitive advantage in sport [1-3].

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Find out which of your peers knows the most about sports nutrition

Do you know what you need, nutritionally, to reach your athletic potential? According to research, probably not.

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This white powder improves performance

Creatine is a natural amino acid commonly found in meat products and, also, produced in small amounts inside the human body. Nearly all (95%) of body creatine is stored in muscle cells where it is used to fuel short duration, high-intensity activities like sprinting, jumping, and weight training [1-3, 7, 11-15, 40, 41]. There have been numerous studies reporting beneficial effects of creatine supplementation, particularly when resistance training is included during supplementation.

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Is your training focused in the right direction?

Want to jump higher and sprint faster? Although jumping and sprinting are both explosive movements, optimizing your performance in both requires a more strategic approach. The exercises you use to train may have a drastic impact on how you perform in sprinting vs. jumping activities [1-5].

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