The mission from Breaking Muscle: Go to a local mall and find a random person whose health I can improve through my own creative solutions.
And here I am.
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has a pay cap of just $37,800 per player. That's compared to an average of more than $300,000 for men's Major League Soccer. Furthermore, NWSL has a salary ceiling of just $265,000 for each team — compared to more than $3 million for the men.
A study1 out of the University of Leuven in Belgium, published in Frontiers in Physiology, tested 27 moderately trained subjects. The subjects were given nitrate supplement capsules in low oxygen, hypoxia, situations, and tested against a placebo group and normal oxygen situations. The supplements were given ahead of sprint interval training (SIT), which consisted of intense short cycling sessions 3 times a week. Nitrates are commonly found in green, leafy vegetables like spinach.
I see him everywhere: the man cursed by stress. Though his face and name may change, the story is always the same. Today he’s standing in line at Starbucks, a line that overflows out the door onto the shopping mall floor, all the way to the cell phone kiosk and the distressingly large ad for a distressingly large cinnamon roll.