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Do Women Have to Work Harder to Breathe During Exercise Relative to Men?

Do Women Have to Work Harder to Breathe During Exercise Relative to Men?

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Women, on average, have a lower aerobic capacity than men. That’s why women typically don’t perform quite as well as men in endurance sports. There are a number of reasons for this. Now, a new study shows women have to work harder to breathe during exercise relative to men and this may impact exercise performance. Find out more.

Full Reps Versus Partial Reps: Should You Do Both?

Full Reps Versus Partial Reps: Should You Do Both?

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When you first started weight training, you probably stuck to mostly full range-of-motion reps, but as you progress you may look for ways to work your muscles differently in hopes of gaining more strength. One alternative is to do partial reps where you work a muscle or muscle group through only a portion of its range-of-motion. Are there benefits to doing this?

Can You Change the Ratio of Muscle Fibers You Have Through Training?

Can You Change the Ratio of Muscle Fibers You Have Through Training?

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You have two main types of muscle fibers – those adapted to strength and power and those best suited for endurance activities. You’re born with a certain ratio of these fibers, and the ratio you have may be a factor in how strong you are or how much endurance you have – but are these fibers “fixed” or can you change the ratio through training? Find out what research shows.