Calories burned after a workout is “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC)”, sometimes called “after-burn.” It’s a popular topic in fitness, but what is the science behind it?
A recent study published in Obesity International reports that six years after their dramatic and well publicized weight loss on the TV show “The Biggest Loser,” most contestants had regained the pounds—and on top of that, their metabolic rate had slowed and they were burning fewer calories than before starting the show…
Pregnancy can be such an exciting time with so much to look forward to. But along with the joys of pregnancy come the difficult factors, including weight gain that seems unpredictable and unavoidable. The question then becomes, what can I be doing during my pregnancy to ensure that I am giving my baby exactly what they need? […]
Wearable technology coupled with numerous apps allow us to take charge of our lives as we seek augmented health and athleticism. But just how inaccurate are these little devices? Is there a way to make better use of our fitness trackers?
In June our company was asked to assess the fitness level of the 2015 Pro Hockey recruits at their national Combine. The VO₂ Max test has the reputation of being nothing short of torture. I watched these young boys as they gasped and staggered off the ice, having given every ounce of effort to impress. “What was your time?” was the inevitable question they asked each other.
I found this question odd since time is irrelevant to their results. This lack of understanding was disconcerting – these young athletes obviously didn’t understand a VO₂ Max score because what they should have been asking was, “What was your max?” So what constitutes a “good” VO₂ Max score?
60% of patients who drop out of a weight loss program attribute unmet expectations as a contributing factor as to why they dropped out. Studies show that unrealistic goals based on inaccurate predictive formulas may be to blame. Read on to see how an RMR test may help your patients avoid this pitfall.
Heart rate monitoring has always been an accepted tool used by trainers. With the exploding market of heart rate monitors, should we consider how and why trainers ought to consider incorporating heart rate based training zones into routine workouts? Here are some ways this type of training could help you.
Our friends at the ASBP have not only translated the medical science related to obesity, but they have generously shared their years of clinical experience. The result is a very practical and complete guideline that any physician can study and put into practical application.