After a strength-training workout, your muscles are fatigued and need rest and recovery time. Giving your muscles the right recovery environment is important for muscle growth and for strength gains. Find out how your muscles repair and how it relates to muscle hypertrophy and strength.
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Planks – not everyone loves them but they work a lot of muscle groups. Yet, it’s easy to get into a plank routine that becomes a bit TOO routine. Your muscles need to be stimulated in a different way to keep changing. Give them a new reason to adapt with these five tips for making planks harder.
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You hear a lot about functional training – and for good reason. Functional fitness training helps your muscles work better together when you play sports or do the things you do every day. Devoting time to functional training will pay off with better strength, coordination, and balance. Here are five strength exercises that belong in any functional training routine.
Have you reached a point where you’re struggling to make strength gains? It’s a very common problem and it’s usually due to one of five common training mistakes. Find out what they are.