Weight training programs are becoming more popular among younger generations. Those who undergo weight training programs often aims to increase their muscle mass, strength, and endurance. The most common weight training programs include weight lifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, highland games and cross fit. These have various divisions for different ages and gender as well as bodyweight…

“The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot” -Michael Shulter If you – like millions of Americans – experience chronic low-back pain or pain that shoots down the buttocks while bending forward or exercising, you may have what is known as a herniated disc. Exercising with a herniated disc can…

“I find that the harder I work, the less I call it work” – Thomas Jefferson The more energy you apply to your work, the more meaning you place on that work. “Workaholics”get a bad rap, but research has found a large difference exists amongst types. Typically someone with an uncontrollable need to be constantly…

The trunk is the region of the low back and pelvis. It has important roles including the transfer of energy and the connection of movements between the lower and upper body. There are many muscles within the trunk. Many characterize theses muscles as local and global depending on their anatomical orientation and function. Local muscles…

Few health concerns weigh more heavily on an older adult than fear of losing her independence. Men and women may worry about becoming disabled as a result of falling, osteoarthritis or increasing frailty. Often, women are the most susceptible to falling and fear of falling, but that is not the right mentality to have. New…

For elite weightlifters, the improvement of strength and balance plays a critical role in their performance. They must control extremely heavy weights above head height for a couple of seconds, while their arms are fully extended. Any kind of muscle imbalance and inappropriate technique may hamper athletes’ performance and lead to dangerous situations (Kang 2013)….

Exercise training is an adaptive process. The body first adapts to the stress of exercise with increased fitness if the stress is above moderate intensity. To achieve maximum effectiveness, adaptations of muscle to stress and deconditioning. Training should include overload, specificity, reversibility, and individual differences. Overall, skeletal muscle is very adaptability. If a muscle is…

  Take Home Points The larger and persistent KE strength losses observed under heat stress are associated with greater levels of central fatigue especially during sustained contractions. Tennis is an intermittent activity interposed with short bouts (3–10 s) of high-intensity and light activity or rest (20–25 s) for a period of time (1–5 h) (Périard…

  Take Home Points The results indicate that the training session performance is reduced by shorter intervals, being the initial exercises less affected during the progression of the sets.   Resistance training can provide a number of variables such as intensity (load), number of repetitions and sets, rest period length between sets and exercises, length…

    Take Home Points Isometric training seems to produce increases in strength at the specific angle trained, but not through a joint’s full ROM. In today’s world, individuals are looking for faster, more efficient methods for improving their physique. There are many products and programs convincing consumers they can get in great shape in…