Is Resistance Training Useful for those with Type 2 Diabetes?

Research Paper Title Resistance training attenuates circulating FGF-21 and myostatin and improves insulin resistance in elderly men with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled clinical trial. Background Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21) and myostatin have been proposed to be potential therapeutic target for insulin resistance in age-related metabolic disorders including type 2… Read More

Advertisements

Periodisation & Resistance Training: Is It Necessary?

Research Papaer Title The Basics of Training for Muscle Size and Strength: A Brief Review on the Theory. Background The periodisation of resistance exercise is often touted as the most effective strategy for optimising muscle size and strength adaptations. This narrative persists despite a lack of experimental evidence to demonstrate its superiority. In addition, the… Read More

Different Workout Plans

Getting Started with a Workout Plan Working out regularly contributes to improved physical and mental health. If you do not work out on a regular basis, you may become overwhelmed with starting the process. It is important to research your options and find the right workout routine for your body. If you have health issues,… Read More

Calisthenics vs Weight Lifting: Which is Best for your Goals?

Calisthenics vs weight lifting, which is better? Well, it all depends on your goals. Calisthenics refers to the practice of working out by using your own body weight, while weight lifting requires that you use an external weight(s). Most people assume that weight lifting is the only way to gain size and strength, or that… Read More

Should We Adopt a Structured Resistance Training Programme for Military Personnel Aiming to Optimise Army-Specific Fitness & Skills Performance?

Research Paper Title Effects of Periodised vs. Nonperiodised Resistance Training on Army-Specific Fitness and Skills Performance. Background This study investigated the effects of periodised resistance training (PRD) and nonperiodised resistance training (NPRD) on army-specific fitness and skills performance measures. Methods Forty-nine serving members of the Australian Army were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 training… Read More

Classification & Methods of Resistance Training

This article is organised as follows: Part 01: Introduction. Part 02: Classifications of Resistance Training. Part 03: Methods of Resistance Training. Part 04: Miscellaneous. PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction This article provides a brief outline of the classification and methods of resistance exercise. It will look at how we can classify resistive exercise, outlining some… Read More

6 Things You Need to Know in Building Stronger Arms

A big chest and 6-pack abs are what many people want. However, what some fail to appreciate is having strong arms. Stronger arms are impressive – not only looking great, but helping in lifting. Training the arms is not as easy and it is possible to overdo lifting, which can wear you out and increase… Read More