By the end, the rats bred to respond well to running had increased the distance that they could run before tiring by about 40 percent. The other rats were much more resistant to training, generally losing about 2 percent of their endurance during the training. Next the scientists examined the animals’ hearts, since differences in cardiovascular responses to exercise could be expected to originate there.
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 09:12am
In a telling study published in March, for instance, 95 older, overweight men and women began five months of endurance or weight training. By the end of that time, the volunteers were, on average, 8 percent stronger or more aerobically fit (depending on which program they had followed). But 13 percent of those in the endurance group had lost aerobic capacity, and 30 percent of those in the strength-training group were weaker.
Anyone in a running group or gym class has likely noticed that some of the participants annoyingly become much fitter than others. But exactly why some people’s bodies respond well to working out and others do not puzzles scientists.
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 14:09pm
Ok, so it is Tuesday, we are well rested from our week and should be in full gear for the challenges ahead. Is it too soon to encounter any stumbles, obstacles or road blocks that will keep us off task?
Just remember, plan your day, plan ahead and plan for results. We may not have total control over every situation, which is good. This is where trust and positive thinking come into play. Always be ready to succeed without anything or anyone holding you back!
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 13:08pm
Ready, Set, Go... Typically March Madness is associated with NCAA College Basketball, where teams vie to get into the coveted Final Four and NCAA championship game. Well, for me March Madness is a time to revisit what I had planned at the beginning of the year. It also means the 1st quarter of the year is coming to an end. It is a great time to ask 'what have I accomplished this year', are you on pace to your overall goals, have you reached any milestones.
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 04:57am
Hey Team, I know it has been quite chilly, for some even too cold to make it out for a workout. Have now fear, Team Coach Kurt is here. This 30 minute indoor workout from trusted source ACE will get you through.http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/5301/five-30-minute-cardio-workouts-for-cold/
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Friday, February 20, 2015 @ 16:22pm
Happy Monday! Depending on what part of the country or globe you are on, you may be experiencing a cold front. Snow, ice, sleet, drizzle, etc. Well, this is a time to do your workout from home. Here is a challenging workout, no equipment needed. If you choose to accept this workout, do it, 10 minutes or less: Circuit, 5 rounds:10 pushups10 air squats10 floor or chair tri-dips
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Monday, February 16, 2015 @ 09:46am