There is no denying that protein is an extremely important substance when it comes to exercise, but does supplementing in protein make you gain muscle . Skeletal muscles compile approximately 40% of the bodyweight of the average person, and hold about 60% of the bodies protein stores. Given these figures it is no wonder that […]
Should Children Lift Weights? The Evidence Explored
Over the past couple of decades there has been an explosion in awareness of the importance of physical exercise to the health of wellbeing of the population. As a result there has been an increase in the availability of exercise and weightlifting equipment, not only in gyms but also at home and in schools. There […]
Will Muscle Turn into Fat if You Stop Lifting Weights?
Will Muscle Turn Into Fat if You Stop Lifting Weights? By Murtaza Ahmed MD One of the most damaging but commonly believed myths out there about exercise is the thought that if you stop exercising, all of the muscle that you have built or developed will be converted to fat. Several people who I have […]
The Benefits Of Weight Training
The Benefits Of Weight Training By Murtaza Ahmed MD In the previous post I talked about why you should exercise, but when it comes to exercise there are two major types, aerobic (‘cardio’) and resistance (weight). These two forms of training are very different in their execution (although they can both provide an element of overlap) and […]