What are the Physiologic Adaptations to Resistance Training?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the physiologic adaptations to resistance training. It outlines the adaptations associated with strength and power followed by endurance. 2.0 Strength and Power The benefits of resistive exercise extend beyond the obvious improvements in muscle performance to include positive effects on the cardiovascular system, connective tissue, and bone.… Read More

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5 Healthy Practices Debunked

Thanks to the internet, the wellness trend has witnessed a massive increase in popularity over the past few years. You would think that with all the readily available information that we have today, nutrition and fitness misconceptions would be less common but, unfortunately, the renewed public interest in fitness and health has also opened the… Read More

Steps to Mastering the Pull-up/Heave

Introduction Looking to improve your heave (pull-up) count, or just starting out? Below we share some of the muscle groups you will need to target and outline some exercises to help you achieve your aim. The Muscles The latissimus dorsi provides the most power during the upward movement towards the bar, with other muscles involved… Read More

Does Resistance Training Improve the Structure of Coordination in the Control of a Well-Defined Motor Objective?

Research Paper Title Not all brawn, but some brain. Strength gains after training alters kinematic motor abundance in hopping. Background The effects of resistance training on a muscle’s neural, architectural, and mechanical properties are well established. However, whether resistance training can positively change the coordination of multiple motor elements in the control of a well-defined… Read More

Training for Combat: The Ultimate Warrior’s Workout Plan

There are countless examples of military and ex-military personnel who have taken up martial arts; a good example is the US Marine Corps Martial Arts Programme (MCMAP) established in 2001. These rigorous training sessions do not fall hard on them because they are used to military-type drills. In fact, a workout plan for the ultimate… Read More

3 Types of Exercises for the Heart and Lungs

Heart and lung ailments are easily among the most common health issues that Americans suffer from. To make matters worse, their victims seem to be getting younger and younger each year. Because of this, health experts all over the nation are alarmed, and they have started disseminating information that helps individuals take better care of… Read More

Is Protein Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training more Effective in Enhancing the Muscle Mass & Strength in the Elderly?

Research Paper Title Effect of Protein Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training on Muscle Mass, Strength and Function in the Elderly: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Background The loss of muscle mass, strength and function associated with increasing age has various health ramifications, including the elevated risk for falls, fractures, frailty, poor quality of life, and… Read More