Hypertension and Potassium

An adequate daily intake of Potassium may be an important part of preventing high blood pressure. This idea was first explored in rats whose incidence of stroke greatly declined when they were put on a potassium rich diet. Scientists suspected…

The Negative Repetitions

There are two stages in a normal muscle contraction. The ‘Concentric’ phase which is the shortening phase that normally occurs when you are lifting a weight. e.g. Pull up. The ‘Eccentric’ phase is the lengthen phase of the movement e.g….

The Side Stitch

A “side stitch” is a sharp, intense pain under the lower edge of the ribcage caused by a muscle spasm of the diaphragm. Such pain can occur during vigorous exercise, such as running, and seems to occur more commonly in…