Category Archives: Fitness: Strength Training

Strength training trumps cardio in controlling belly fat: Harvard School of Public Health

Boston, MA — Healthy men who did twenty minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic activities, according to a new study … Continue reading

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Grip strength tied to quality, length of life in new study

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton have shed new light on how grip strength changes across the lifespan. Previous work has shown that people with weaker grip strength in midlife and early … Continue reading

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Lift weights, improve your memory: Georgia Tech

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known … Continue reading

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The Effects of Soy and Whey Protein Supplementation on Acute Hormonal Reponses to Resistance Exercise in Men

With protein supplement use by athletes on the rise, a group of researchers expanded upon prior research examining the effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and cortisol responses to an acute bout … Continue reading

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For plantar fasciitis, high-load strength training may aid in a quicker reduction in pain and improvements in function

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2014 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/sms.12313. [Epub ahead of print] High-load strength training improves outcome in patients with plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. Rathleff MS1, Mølgaard CM, Fredberg U, Kaalund S, Andersen … Continue reading

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Exercise order and rest interval may make no difference to chronic strength increases following 12 weeks of training

New study suggests exercise order and rest interval make no difference to chronic strength increases following 12 weeks of training This news release is available in French. Ottawa, ON — A new study just published in the journal Applied Physiology, … Continue reading

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Why strength exercise might be a solution to break the vicious cycle of childhood obesity

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2014 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] Combating adolescent obesity: an integrated physiological and psychological perspective. Ten Hoor GA 1, Plasqui G, Schols AM, Kok G. Author information 1a Department of Human Biology, Research … Continue reading

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Strength training renaissance

(Reuters) - Strength training, traditionally favored by body builders seeking to bulk up, has become the go-to regimen for athletes, weekend warriors and exercise enthusiasts determined to slim down. Fitness experts say metabolic strength training, a high-intensity, full-body interval workout, … Continue reading

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New sensor measures strength during workouts

There’s certainly no shortage of fitness tracking devices on the market. Whether you’re looking to monitor your heart-rate or keep track of the calories you’ve burned, there’s most definitely a sensor or wristband you can slap on to help optimize … Continue reading

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Use it or lose it: a deeper dive into the why

Skeletal muscles are built from small contractile units, the sarcomeres. Many of these sarcomeres are connected in a well-ordered series to form myofibrils that span from one muscle end to the other. Contractions of these sarcomeres result in contraction of … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s patients benefit from high-intensity strength training: Journal of Applied Physiology

Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say that high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Parkinson’s disease. The findings were published Jan. … Continue reading

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Resistance training for older people a must: J Strength Cond Res

J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] Leg Strength Declines with Advancing Age Despite Habitual Endurance Exercise in Active Older Adults. Marcell TJ, Hawkins SA, Wiswell RA. Source: 1Department of Kinesiology, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, … Continue reading

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Optimizing strength training for running and cycling endurance performance: A review

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2013 Aug 5. doi: 10.1111/sms.12104. [Epub ahead of print] Optimizing strength training for running and cycling endurance performance: A review. Rønnestad BR, Mujika I. Source: Section for Sport Science, Lillehammer University College, Lillehammer, Norway. Abstract … Continue reading

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