October 2013 Fitness Breakthroughs

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October 2013 Fitness Breakthroughs

How exercise prevents heart disease, and other fitness news for a healthy life.
Tell your girl she can get rid of those rocker-bottom shoes she bought to make her butt look good—and lose yours while you’re at it. A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that “muscle activity and [calorie burn] were unaltered,” and activity of the tibialis anterior (the muscle next to your shin) was actually lower when wearing rockers compared with flat-bottomed kicks.Plus, says New York fitness coach Edwin Guadarrama, C.S.C.S., “Adding instability to [already unstable joints] is a cardinal sin in the world of exercise.”

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