Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to either produce or effectively use insulin, a key hormone for moving glucose from the bloodstream to the working muscles. Diabetes is currently ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with type 2 diabetes accounting for
When you see a variety of different exercise equipment choices, do you feel like a kid in a candy shop? As a fitness professional or experienced gym-goer, all of these equipment options probably inspire you to try new moves and push your physical limits. But what about the client who
By Fabio Comana MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT As the popularity of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and high work rate-type resistance training, also referred to as metabolic resistance training continue to grow, is there an increasing cause for concern?
By Brian Sutton MS, MA, PES, CES, NASM-CPT Most people are concerned with not getting enough exercise. But for some individuals the opposite may hold true. Some individuals exercise to extremes and may inadvertently be damaging their body. The old saying, “No Pain No Gain” can’t be farther from the
Did you know females are more susceptible to knee pain and injury than males? This is due to a number of reasons including: anatomical differences, hormonal differences, biomechanical differences, and strength imbalance differences (MGH Sports Physical Therapy, n.d.).