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February 27th, 2017

Who Sweats More, Women Or Men?

Your body cools itself off by increasing blood circulation to the skin, and by sweating. To see if gender has a role in the rate of either cooling response, researchers had 36 men and 24 women exercise in 82.4 degree heat with humidity at 36%. Findings were published in the journal Experimental Physiology.
Whether performing light or moderate intensity exercise, the same body temperature changes were observed in all participants. Although sweat rates between men and women weren’t different, smaller subjects with more skin surface area per pound of body weight relied more on blood circulation for skin cooling compared to sweating.

February 24th, 2017

Where To Sample ON 2/25 To 2/28

On Saturday, Evan Shy will be sampling ON’s uncompromising quality at Grand Ohio Fitness Facility, 211 E. Ohio St., up on the 5th floor, in Chicago, IL starting at 11 AM. Then on Monday, you can get samples from Amanda Insalaco at Jackson Sport & Fitness, 1068 Vann Dr. in Jackson, TN. Be there 4 PM to 7 PM. On Tuesday, Maria DiNello will be sampling at Grit Nutrition, 2936 Showplace r., Suite 112, in Naperville, IL from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Next weekend, we hope to see everyone at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Competitive weight lifters looking to maximize powder in the jerk and back jerk exercise might be interested in the findings of a study recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
After determining one rep max (1RM) for 13 males with weight training experience, subjects took a power test assessing loads between 30% and 90% of 1RM. Although there were no significant differences for peak power across this range in the back jerk, the optimal load for maximizing power for the jerk was 80% to 90% of 1RM.