What is the Effect of Cold-Water Immersion on Elbow Flexors Muscle Thickness After Resistance Training?

Research Paper Title Effect of Cold-Water Immersion on Elbow Flexors Muscle Thickness After Resistance Training. Background Cold-water immersion (CWI) is commonly applied to speed up the recovery process after exercise. Muscle damage may induce a performance reduction and consequence of the intramuscular pressure induced by the muscular swelling. The aim of the study was to… Read More

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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

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

Millennials: Linking Lack of ‘Hard Work’ and Handshakes

For those of you who like a firm handshake, here are some interesting research/study findings: Researchers asked 237 participants aged under 30 to exert as much force as they could on a hand dynamometer, which measures grip force in pounds. The results showed that strength scores were lower for both men and women than they were… Read More

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

Warfighter Strength Training: Time for Scientifically-based Training Programmes

Research Paper Title Strength Training for the Warfighter. Abstract Optimising strength training for the warfighter is challenged by past training philosophies that no longer serve the modern warfighter facing the “anaerobic battlefield.” Training approaches for integration of strength with other needed physical capabilities have been shown to require a periodisation model that has the flexibility… Read More