Weight Training May Prevent Diabetes

  According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, weight training can help prevent diabetes. Researchers followed more than 32,000 men for two decades and concluded that: lifting weights for 30 minutes a day, five times a week, lowers a man’s chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as 34 […]


Overtraining can best be defined as the state where the athlete has been repeatedly stressed by training to the point where rest is no longer adequate to allow for recovery. “Type A personalities will increase their training load until something backfires,” says a top running coach in a recent article by Kevin Helliker in the […]

“Resistance training for runners”

In a recent article,  Mark A. Jenkins, MD, Director of the Student Health Service at Rice University, said that weight/resistance training can be valuable to  runners  desiring to improve their performance. Specifically, …”Resistance training for distance runners can help in several ways. First, strength gains can help in circumstances where a runner needs a little extra […]