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


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

What is the Role of Resistance Training in Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome & Protein-Energy Malnutrition?

Research Paper Title Muscle mass gain observed in patients with short bowel syndrome subjected to resistance training. Background Few studies are available about the evaluation of resistance training in patients with protein energy malnutrition. Methods To assess the effects of resistance training on the recovery of nutritional status of patients with short bowel syndrome, with… Read More

The Biomechanics of Standing Calf Raises

The standing calf raise is a common resistance exercise for strengthening the plantar flexors that act at the ankle joint (i.e., gastrocnemius, soleus). Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and soleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantar flexion, aka ankle extension. Improper form while performing this… 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

How Many Calories Does a Press-up (Push-Up) Burn?

Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More

A Case of Rhabdomyolysis after High Intensity Resistance Training

Research Paper Title Rhabdomyolysis after High Intensity Resistance Training. Background Rhabdomyolysis, which is a characteristic occurrence associated with muscle cell necrosis, develops due to various causes. The researchers report a rare case of a patient with rhabdomyolysis after high intensity resistance training, in which markedly elevated levels of serum creatine kinase (CK) and urine myoglobin… Read More