You already know that your weight-lifting results depend on what exercises you do, you number of sets and reps you perform, whether you’re using correct form, if you’re eating right, and how much rest you get. But here’s one factor many people overlook: Breathing.
I get a lot of questions about how exercise affects hormones. Some women are worried that they’ll start missing periods if they exercise too much. Others are worried that they’ll get a shot of testosterone that will make them look like a man. Still others wonder how, exactly, exercise affects the hormones that influence our [...]
Now’s a great time to take stock of what you’ve done over the last year. Take a look at your training logs. Review your photos and measurements over the last 12 months. In particular, take note of those times when you seemed to make great improvements… as well as those times when your progress seemed [...]