Of course you work your shoulders when you weight train, but are you doing the best exercises to help them grow? A study looked at how effective different shoulder exercises are for targeting each part of the shoulder. Find out what it showed.
Muscles grow when you subject them to heavier loads than their accustomed to. One way to do this is by lifting to muscle failure. This technique is common among lifters trying to develop strength. Is it necessary to use this technique to maximize muscle growth? Find out what research shows.
It takes months of training to build strength and lean body mass, but what about maintaining the gains once you’ve achieved them? Is there a minimum amount of training you need to do for maintenance? Find out what research shows.
The muscles that make up your core are important for stability, power and injury prevention. If your core lacks strength, it’s time to give them more attention. How strong are your core muscles? Here are 4 signs they’re weaker than they should be.
What is regional hypertrophy and how might it impact your training? Some evidence suggests that muscles can be “shaped” through resistance training, not just increased in size. If so, you may have more control over the way your body looks than you think.
Have you ever thought about the impact losing weight has on bone health and bone density? This article discusses the effect calorie restriction has on bone density and how you can keep your bones healthy when you’re trying to lose weight.
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There are a number of variables you can manipulate to fine tune a strength-training workout. One that most people forget about is rep speed or tempo. This article discusses the benefits of slow reps versus fast reps when building strength.
What type of exercises do you do to strengthen your core? Some core exercises only work a single muscle group, like crunches. Others are integrative core exercises that incorporate muscles in your proximal and distal trunk into the movement. Is one better than the other for building core strength? Find out what research shows.