Single-sided Strength Training Improves Endurance Performance

There's been a debate for some time over whether single-sided strength training has and advantage over double-sided (doing a one-armed chest press vs doing a conventional barbell bench-press, for example). There are reasons to expect it to be better, such as getting your obliques involved in a one-armed chest press, and the fact that the … Continue reading Single-sided Strength Training Improves Endurance Performance

Active Transportation and “Curbing Traffic”

Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives is the name of an interesting book I recently read by Chris and Melissa Bruntlett. I've previously discussed their book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality which describes the history and implementation of measures taken to make Dutch cities bike … Continue reading Active Transportation and “Curbing Traffic”

Better To Work Out in Bad Air Than Not Work Out At All?

This is a question relevant to the Western US with all the wildfires we've been getting lately. ve always wondered if I'm doing more harm than good if I exercise outdoors on a day when the air quality is worse than moderate. An interesting study done in Taiwan answers this question. There are parts of … Continue reading Better To Work Out in Bad Air Than Not Work Out At All?