Strength Training & Proper Technique (Form)

When strength training, you need to have proper form and technique to do the exercises properly. For you to lift the maximum weight, your muscles need to be in the ideal position to generate force. When movements become unaligned, muscles are placed at awkward angles decreasing functionality. By maintaining proper form, you will be able… Read More

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Resistance Training: Understanding & Overcoming the ‘Sticking Point’

Research Paper Title Understanding and Overcoming the Sticking Point in Resistance Exercise. Abstract In the context of resistance training the so called “sticking point” is commonly understood as the position in a lift in which a disproportionately large increase in the difficulty to continue the lift is experienced. If the lift is taken to the point… Read More

Making a Comparison of Training Routines

A new client found two strength training routines in a popular training magazine and asks which he should implement. He states that his goal is to find the routine that provides the greatest total training volume in his designated training time. The two training routines he presents are a strength training routine, which includes the… Read More

Is Hot Downhill Running an Effective Preconditioning Strategy?

Research Paper Title The Hsp72 and Hsp90α mRNA Responses to Hot Downhill Running Are Reduced Following a Prior Bout of Hot Downhill Running, and Occur Concurrently within Leukocytes and the Vastus Lateralis. Background The leukocyte heat shock response (HSR) is used to determine individual’s thermotolerance. The HSR and thermotolerance are enhanced following interventions such as… Read More

Comparing Traditional & Novel Metrics to Quantify Resistance Training

Research Paper Title A comparison of traditional and novel metrics to quantify resistance training. Background Common estimates of external training intensity for resistance exercise do not incorporate inter-set recovery duration, and might not reflect the overall demands of training. This study aimed to assess novel metrics of exercise density (ED) during resistance exercise, and how… Read More

British Army PTI Words of Command

The basic words of command for British Army PTIs for circuit training are: In position … ready Exercise … begin Steady … halt One place … change In the British Army PTIs give cautionary word(s) of command followed, after a short pause, by execution word(s) of command. In simple terms, cautionary word(s) means I am… Read More