Heather O. Chambliss PhD FACSM


Muscle Fitness

Muscle fitness means having muscles that can lift heavier objects or muscles that will work longer before becoming exhausted. Muscle fitness improves when a person does activities that build or maintain muscles (strength) or that increase how long a person can use his or her muscles (endurance). Activities like weight…

Healthy Muscles

Muscle fitness is one of three important types of overall physical fitness. The others are aerobic fitness and flexibility. When you increase your muscle fitness, you’ll notice that you can carry heavy grocery bags more easily, pick up children without feeling as much strain, or carry heavy items longer before you get…

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Food provides energy for physical activity. As you get more active and more fit, and/or as you lose weight, your energy needs (how many calories you need) may change. To get the energy you require, you need to get the proper amount of: Protein, which is needed to maintain and rebuild tissues such as muscles…

Overtraining

People who are very physically active sometimes cross the line between sufficient training and too much training. Overtraining usually occurs when the body does not have enough time to recover from the stress of intense training. Signs of overtraining include the following: You constantly feel tired or listless. You…