Did you know both aerobic exercise and resistance training change the architecture of your heart? But they do it in different ways. Find out more about how exercise alters the structure of your heart and how it affects heart health.
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If you use a very heavy resistance, you’ll maximize strength gains while using light weights and high volume is ideal for building muscle endurance – but what about muscle size? Is there a “sweet spot” in terms of volume and intensity that maximizes gains in muscle size? Find out.
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What role does your brain play in helping you get stronger? More than you might think. Some research suggests that strengthening the mind- muscle connection can help you build more strength and improve the quality of your workouts. Find out more.
It’s not uncommon to have shortness of breath during high-intensity exercise, and research shows this may happen sooner in women than in men. Why might that be? Find out why and whether your lungs can limit your exercise performance.
When time is a precious commodity and you have too little time to work out, you need exercises that get the job done quickly and efficiently. Which should you choose? Here are three powerful exercises that will give your whole body a workout.
If there’s one thing a weight training program thrives on, it’s change. Keep doing the same workout and you’ll stop seeing results. One approach to stimulating growth once your muscle growth has plateaued is to add some negative reps. Read on and find out how negative reps work.
Who doesn’t want a smaller waistline? You might be tempted to focus on so-called waist slimming exercises like side bends. Here’s why this isn’t the best approach.
You lose both muscle and bone tissue as you age and both can lead to problems like frailty and disability. But are the two correlated? If you have strong muscles are you also likely to have greater bone strength and density?
Exercise recommendations are usually based around aerobic exercise training – but there’s another form of exercise called anaerobic training. This article looks with more detail at what anaerobic training is and how it differs from aerobic exercise.