What Usain Bolt and Cheetahs Have in Common:

15 Aug

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

Pokemon GO: Solution to being Sedentary?

08 Aug

EVERYONE is playing Pokemon Go. In case you live under a rock, here’s how it works:

There are Pokemon “located” at certain places around your neighborhood. The Pokemon that show up depends on the environment around you. The objective of the game is to catch all 151 Pokemon, so to do that you must actually go out into the real world and look for them. Read More

How Does Lionel Messi Stay Fit?

25 Jan

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