Does Brazilian Jui-Jitsu Training Improve Functional Fitness in Elderly Men?

Research Paper Title 12 Weeks of Brazilian Jui-Jitsu Training Improves Functional Fitness in Elderly Men. Background Worldwide, there are up to 900 million people over 60 years old, of which more than half are physically inactive. Low physical fitness seems to be the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and mortality in this population. Alternative… Read More

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Is Four Weeks of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training Sufficient to Promote a Significant increase in Muscle Strength in Beginners?

Research Paper Title Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training as an Alternative Method to Improve Maximal Strength of Upper Limbs in Beginners. Background The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of 4 weeks of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training on the maximum strength of the upper limbs (UL) in beginners. Methods Thirty-eight untrained individuals… Read More

Is it Possible to Adjust the Intensity of Plyometric Push-up Exercises & Train Athletes’ Muscle Power by Correctly Interpreting GRF-based Parameters?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Variation of Plyometric Push-Ups on Force-Application Kinetics and Perception of Intensity. Background To examine differences between ground-reaction-force (GRF)-based parameters collected from 5 types of plyometric push-ups. Between-trials reliability and the relationships between parameters were also assessed. Methods Thirty-seven highly active commando soldiers performed 3 trials of 5 variations of… Read More

What is Muscle Conditioning?

Muscle conditioning consists of strength and endurance training. It should occur two to three times per week on non-consecutive days for specific muscle groups. Calisthenics are exercises that use body weight to produce resistance. They can be used for both muscle strength and endurance training.

Cardiovascular Conditioning: Is Faster Better?

The first step in any conditioning programme is to build an aerobic base. This requires two to four sessions per week of continuous aerobic activity (e.g. jogging or brisk walking) for 15 to 30 minutes at a moderate intensity. The target heart rate for many people during this form of exercise is approximately 130 to… Read More

5 Crossfit EMOM Workouts to Get Stronger

EMOM is an acronym meaning: Every Minute On the Minute It is an intense form of interval training that has a a number of benefits. How it works is that at the start of every minute you perform a specific exercise with the intention of completing it within that minute. So, for example, you might… Read More

5 Ways to Track your Fitness Outdoors

If you are serious about your outdoor exercises for fitness, there is a great need to start monitoring changes that occur in your body and the workouts you are involved. Tracking the progress of your fitness workouts do not sorely involve taking your weight each morning and wondering why you haven’t lost any weight. Tracking… Read More