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

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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

Is there a Growing Social Divide in Body Mass Index, Strength, & Fitness of Swedish Male Conscripts?

The aim of the study was to monitor trends in socioeconomic inequalities in body mass index (BMI), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and muscular strength over several decades in a population of Swedish males aged 18-19 years. Read More

What is the Effect of an 8 Week Theraband Exercise Programme on the Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys?

Research Paper Title Effects of 8 Weeks Theraband Exercise Program on Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys. Background The strength as a static measure avoids consideration of the complex interaction of force improvement and the speed of concentric and eccentric muscle actions. Thera-bands are the only the resistance workout bands encouraged through the American… Read More

Overreaching or Overtraining?

Overreaching is the correct, scientific term for what most of the fitness industry refers to as “overtraining,” which is a reduction in workout performance despite continued efforts to the contrary (scientists reserve the term “overtraining” for a medical diagnosis that has been provided after extensive investigation). Traditionally, strength coaches have assumed that overreaching involves the… Read More

Is the Rope-Climbing Test (RCT) a Valid Specific Field Test of Upper-Body Power for Commandos?

Research Paper Title Five-meter rope-climbing: a commando-specific power test of the upper limbs. Background The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent validity and absolute and relative reliabilities of a commando-specific power test. The participants included 21 anti-terrorism commandos. Methods All participants were assessed on a 5-m rope-climbing test (RCT) and the following… Read More

Burpees!

From an exercise perspective, it is Burpees Day for me. The Burpee is a great full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. It was created by Dr Royal Huddleston Burpee as part of his PhD thesis when he adapted the Front Leaning Reach (FLR) – think start position of a… Read More