Your body can develop in unexpected ways. Here’s how to autocorrect any muscle imbalance that are holding you back. Muscle imbalances occur when one set of muscles—say your pectorals—are of unequal strength or size compared to an opposing group of muscles— the lats. These differences in muscle function can derail […]

Let us know if this sounds familiar: After a brief hiatus from regular exercise, you decide to get back into the swing of things by joining (or re-joining) your local gym. But somewhere between lacing up your new cross-trainers and walking through the doors, all that determination evaporates—and suddenly you […]

New Research takes aim at Beta-alanine Beta-alanine has been widely shown to improve athletic performance by boosting muscle carnosine levels, which up power and reduce fatigue. Now, more good news on this amino acid: In recent tests on elite Israeli Defense Forces soldiers, taking six grams of beta-alanine during a month of combat training significantly improved soldiers’ marksmanship and jump power. “Increases in muscle carnosine buffer the drop in pH that occurs in muscles during high-intensity […]