• Rope Training Is A Vigorous Cardiovascular Exercise

    Rope Training Is A Vigorous Cardiovascular Exercise

    Jun 19, 2015/ Comments (0)

    Rope training involves vigorously undulating one or two large ropes using upper body muscles and stabilizing the body with the lower body and core muscles. It is an extremely popular functional training method used frequently in cross training programs such as CrossFit. Charles Fontaine from the University of Minnesota Duluth and Brad Schmidt from Creight ...
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  • Music Improves Performance

    Music Improves Performance

    Jun 19, 2015/ Comments (0)

    The influence of music on physical performance is controversial. Most studies show that music has only a limited capacity to improve performance, no matt er how pleasurable or inspirational it may sound. A Brazilian study showed that well-trained distance runners who played music before a 5K run experienced positive changes in the brain and improved perfo ...
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  • Pre-Exhaustion Training Builds Muscles

    Pre-Exhaustion Training Builds Muscles

    Jun 19, 2015/ Comments (0)

    Performing a low-resistance set to failure (20 percent of your one-repetition maximum, or 1RM) before doing traditional weight training for a muscle group results in greater muscle hypertrophy— according to Brazilian researchers. Young men trained for eight weeks on a knee-extension machine. The program consisted of three sets of eight to 12 repetit ...
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  • Aerobics Interfere With Strength Training

    Aerobics Interfere With Strength Training

    Jun 19, 2015/ Comments (0)

    Most recreational athletes combine, aerobics and strength training so that they can develop well-rounded fi tness and not spend too much time in the gym. A Brazilian study showed that the order of training was important for optimizing strength performance. Performing either treadmill or stationary bike exercise prior to strength training decreased the qua ...
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  • Is Failure Training Critical For Muscle Growth?

    Is Failure Training Critical For Muscle Growth?

    Jun 19, 2015/ Comments (0)

    Failure training is a popular technique for maximizing muscle protein synthesis and muscle size. Failure training is not necessary for optimal adaptations to weight training— according to John Sampson and colleagues from the University of Wollongong in Australia. They compared training responses to failure, nonfailure rapid shortening, and non-failu ...
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