The Benefits of Weighted Vest Training

Weight vests are a tool that have quickly become popular among fitness and exercise enthusiasts for the substantial benefits they purportedly offer. Advocates claim that incorporating a vest into your workouts can help to build muscle size and strength, increase running endurance, and accelerate weight loss.  While the scientific jury is still out on whether… Read More

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What is the Influence of Proximal Trunk Borne Load on Lower Limb Countermovement Joint Dynamics?

Research Paper Title Influence of proximal trunk borne load on lower limb countermovement joint dynamics. Background Vertical jumping involves coordinating the temporal sequencing of angular motion, moment, and power across multiple joints. Studying the biomechanical coordination strategies that differentiates loaded from unloaded vertical jumping may better inform training prescription for athletes needing to jump with… 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

Bar Brothers ‘The System’ Review by Man vs Weight

If you are interested in calisthenics and bodyweight training, then you might be intrigued by ‘The System’ developed by the Bar Brothers. Bar Brothers is one of the most popular worldwide bodyweight training movements designed to build an athletic, muscular body with nothing more than your own body weight (and occasionally a heave bar). Bar… Read More

Linking BMI with Running, Swimming & Heaves

Research Paper Title Relationship of body mass index with 1,600 m running, 50 m swimming, and pull-ups performance in army cadets. Background While the importance of physical fitness for cadets is well-documented, no study has ever been conducted to investigate if there is an optimal body mass index (BMI) for physical fitness in army cadets.… Read More

Pass the Sick Bag: A New Low in Weight Management Therapy

Wow was the politest mono-syllable I could mouth when I read this… A device, known as Aspire Assist, that allows people to empty some of their stomach contents into a toilet after a meal has just got the go ahead from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA, 2016). The (stomach-churning) device is approved for… Read More