Strange But True? Can a MOUTHGUARD Improve Your Performance?

Strange But True?  Can a MOUTHGUARD Improve Your Performance?

Posted Jan 4, 2013 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

This may sound a little unusual, but one study found that wearing a mouthguard while training could actually give athletes a boost of power.  A study published in the Journal of Strength & Condit

Tell Us What YOU Think! Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

Tell Us What YOU Think!  Cardio vs Strength Training – Which is Better For Fat and Weight Loss?

Posted Dec 28, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

A recent Duke University study claims that you’ll lose more weight/fat with aerobic training than resistance training. The study, which appeared recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology, found

Here’s a LEGAL Performance Enhancing Drug – Caffeine!

Here’s a LEGAL Performance Enhancing Drug – Caffeine!

Posted Dec 27, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you want to improve your performance in the gym, don’t forget the java.  Caffeine can help you lift more weight and also lessens your perception of exertion and pain, according to research in Th

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

Explosive Moves Can Build Your Muscles Faster

Posted Dec 21, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

If you want to build bulk and strength with weight lifting, don’t just stick to slow, heavy lifts.   Now research shows that FAST explosive movements such as kettlebell swings, box jumps and plyom

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

Don’t Pop that Pre-Workout Pill

Posted Dec 18, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Many people take ibuprofen before a strenuous workout–sometimes every day–to guard against muscle pain. However, a new study published in the December, 2012, issue of Medicine & Science in Spo

Bone Loss Also a Men’s Health Issue

Bone Loss Also a Men’s Health Issue

Posted Dec 10, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Recent reports linking body fat to bone loss tend to focus on women. But according to a study presented in November the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), obesity lead

Smart Cycling

Smart Cycling

Posted Dec 7, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

When using a stationary bike, keep fatigue and knee strain to a minimum by pacing yourself between 80 and 110 rpm. Favoring the open road this weekend? To gauge your pace, count how many times your ri

Stretch for Strength

Stretch for Strength

Posted Dec 3, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

What’s the smartest way to get stronger, faster? Stretching. According to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, men who stretched for 20 to 30 seconds between

Gym Source Earns Accolades from Golf and Body NYC

Gym Source Earns Accolades from Golf and Body NYC

Posted Nov 20, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

When entrepreneurs Michael Visconti and Steve Login were considering the best location for Golf & Body NYC, their state-of-the-art golf and fitness facility, they chose the heart of Midtown Manhat

Reframing the Fitness Message

Reframing the Fitness Message

Posted Sep 19, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Trainers, need to fire-up your clients? Recent research by psychologists suggests that touting the far-off, ‘future’ benefits of working out—such as weight loss, body image and disease preventio

Is sitting worse than smoking?

Is sitting worse than smoking?

Posted Aug 23, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Science says YES. According to Lancet, a leading journal of oncology, neurology and infectious diseases, physical inactivity has a negative global impact so severe that its adverse effects on health

Free weights vs. Fitness machines

Free weights vs. Fitness machines

Posted Aug 23, 2012 by Gym Source in FIT Fact.

Ever wondered which method of strength training is better, free weights or strength-training equipment? The answer depends on several factors, including your level of experience, your exercise goals