Fitness

Lower leg muscles

The calf There are several muscles in your lower leg but, at least, you should know a little bit about two of them: the gastrocnemius and the soleus. These two form what we know as calf and are involved in activities such as walking, running, jumping … you get the idea why you should know …

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Muscle #1

Muscle #1 Let´s talk about muscles. How many muscles are there in the human body? It´s hard to say. Usually, the number oscillates between 640 to 850 named muscles. It depends on how you count them. There is more agreement to classify them into three categories: skeletal, cardiac, and smooth. If the cardiac muscle doesn´t …

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Cardio on an empty stomach?

Cardio on an empty stomach? Cardio on an empty stomach? Everyone should experience and check the results in person. Far from settling the issue, I would like to point out some advantages and mistakes about it. Aerobic exercise on an empty stomach can increase the amount of free fatty acids used as fuel. But, this is …

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Warm up & Cool down

Warm Up & Cool Down Spending time on warming up and cooling down will improve your level of performance and accelerate your recovery process. Research work by McNair (2000)[1] and Knudson (2001)[2] suggests that the use of dynamic stretches – slow controlled movements through the full range of motion – are the most appropriate exercises …

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