The Effects of Resistance Training vs Endurance Training on Muscle Growth

By Kavindra Sahabir ‘21 One commonality between the average gym goer and competitive bodybuilders is the goal of stimulating muscle growth. Researchers led by Sarah J. Lessard from the Joslin Diabetes Center have aimed to understand how to stimulate muscle growth by investigating the effects of resistance training, or training using weights, and endurance training, or running and other aerobic exercises, on JNK. JNK, or … Continue reading The Effects of Resistance Training vs Endurance Training on Muscle Growth

Social Media User’s Opinion of Fitspiration

Stephanie Budhan ’21 Recently, a fitness trend known as “Fitspiration” has been permeating the internet, promoting a healthy lifestyle through proper exercise and diet. Fitspiration is often seen as a healthier alternative to trends such as “thinspiration” or “bonespiration,” which glorify thin bodies as well as extreme diet and exercise regimens. However, there seems to be controversy regarding the positive message of fitspiration. Some studies … Continue reading Social Media User’s Opinion of Fitspiration