What Usain Bolt and Cheetahs Have in Common:

Usain Bolt is quite literally the human version of a cheetah. What do they have in common? Their muscle composition.

Muscles are made of muscle fibers. Now, there are two types of muscle fibers: slow-twitch and fast-twitch. People who have a high number of slow-twitch fibers are good at activities that require endurance. A perfect example is a marathon runner. Those who have a high number of fast-twitch muscle fibers excel at activities that require a short, yet explosive burst of energy. Case in point- a sprinter. Read More

How Does Lionel Messi Stay Fit?

With 26 trophies, 5 Ballon d’Ors, and almost 500 goals at the age of 28, Lionel Messi is arguably the best soccer player of all time. What is even more astounding is Messi’s ability to stay almost injury free, season after season. He has appeared in more than 60 games every year since his 2008-09 season, often playing 90 minutes in each. How does he stay fit? Through a combination of an intense training regime, a strict diet, and a moderate lifestyle. Read More