Researchers at King’s College London, in the United Kingdom believe exercise can slow the ageing process. Their study compared participant’s telomeres – sequences of DNA found at the end of a chromosome that protect chromosomes from damage. Telomeres get shorter and can’t play their role of protector as well as people continue to age and cells die off. Shorter telomeres mean older, more tired cells. However, the telomeres of participants who exercised more in their leisure time were longer than the telomeres of people who didn’t get as much physical activity. That led researchers to conclude that people who exercise regularly are biologically younger than those who are sedentary.
Forget the Ironman, Strongman, and bodybuilding competitions, this is the Street Workout World Championships, and it has to be the most interesting strength competition in the world. This competition takes in elements of style, dynamic moves, static moves and combinations to find some of the best athletes in the world.
A video that has gone viral today shows a horrifying mountain biking ride gone wrong, when a man is chased down by a big bear and is seen peddling as fast as he can to safety. Your palms sweat as you watch it and nervously await his fate, and you feel like you’re right there as the GoPro camera he uses to capture the incident makes it feel all to real. But is it real? Watch closely and leave your thoughts in our comment section now!
Buakaw Banchamek is a 32 year old superstar Thai boxer 32 years, and today he is showing us how he trains to be hit in the stomach. He contracts his abdominal muscles and receives several punches from a young boxer. Buakaw Banchamek began his career at the tender age of 8 years old, so the dude’s an O.G. A few inches lower and he’d be singing a different note though.
Solid stuff mate. He’s avoiding the vicious “I need to exercise, but I’m too fat to exercise” problem that traps a lot of people. Also, the extra body mass probably teaches you good discipline for your landings. Any skater worth his ‘weight’ won’t give two f**ks if you’re legitimately trying. It’s like seeing a fat guy at the gym, you’re happy they’re there trying to better themselves. Same thing with skating. Respect.
Obesity is at an all time high, and Ben Coomber is here to change that. Follow him here.
Obsessive twins Sara and Emma Koponen, 25, are so desperate to look the same they have spent almost £10,000 on identical plastic surgeries. The girls have each had three boobs jobs taking them from A to E cups and have both super-sized their lips with regular filler injections. Sara and Emma spend everyday working out at the gym together so their bodies stay the same shape. And they eat the same food at the same time to stay the same weight.
Bottom line, as long as you’re gaining more muscle than bodyfat, you’re headed in the right direction. That’s important, because many are under the impression that it’s possible to gain 100% pure fat-free muscle. Good luck with that. In the real world, you’ll always add some body-fat with muscle, and that’s okay. Nutrition is the key to success for any athlete. Just like training, your nutrition has to be 3-dimensional, meaning you have to get as many key ingredients as possible. Vitamins, minerals, trace elements, carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats from an array of healthy foods.