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


Army-approved Muscle Building Tips You Should Check Out

Working out is likely one of the very best things you can ever do for your body. If you add some cardio to this mix, good fitness will be your state in perpetuity. There is not much you can do wrong if a good workout is the backbone of your very existence. For most 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.

Young & Old: Vitamin D, Resistance Training & Skeletal Muscle

Research Paper Title Does vitamin-D Intake during Resistance Training Improve the Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophic and Strength Response in Young and Elderly Men? – A Randomised Controlled Trial. Introduction Recent studies have shown that vitamin-D intake can improve skeletal muscle function and strength in frail vitamin-D insufficient individuals. The researchers investigated whether vitamin-D intake can improve… Read More

18YO: Exercise Capacity & Muscle Strength and Risk of Vascular Disease & Arrhythmia

Research Paper Title Exercise Capacity and Muscle Strength and Risk of Vascular Disease and Arrhythmia in 1.1 Million Young Swedish Men: Cohort Study. Study Question Is exercise capacity and muscle strength at age 18 years related to an increased risk of vascular disease and arrhythmia? Summary Answer High exercise capacity and muscle strength in late… Read More

Questionnaires: It’s All in the Question!

Research Paper Title Prevalence of Muscle-Strengthening Activities in Women: The WIN Study. Background Aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities are related to morbidities and mortality. Resistance exercise/strength training items are included in national surveys, but the manner in which muscle-strengthening activity is queried varies among these surveys. Purpose The purpose of this study was to use different… Read More