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Many women are aware of the multitude of undesirable symptoms that occur in the perimenopausal period (the menopausal transition where you go from a regular menstrual cycle to a very irregular cycle) including reduced energy level, mood changes,hot flashes, and body composition changes including loss of lean muscle mass and increased abdominal fat. For the...

Despite the fact that bones respond favorably to high impact exercise and high-intensity resistance training these types of exercise are typically avoided in women with osteoporosis due to concerns that heavy loading of ‘fragile’ bone may result in increased risk of fracture. The LIFTMOR trial (Watson et al 2017, J Bone Mineral Research) calls into...

Resistance training is an essential part of any training program due to its’ ability to reduce injury risk and improve sports performance.  Adolescents can safely resistance train if they are properly supervised and can perform movements correctly.  One of the foundations of any strengthening program is the squat.  The squat is an incredible training tool...