The Risk Factor As with any physical activity there, exists an element of risk with strength training. However, with judicious care, these can be minimised. There exists a preponderance of evidence that explosive weight training movements carry a high risk of injury, both acutely and cumulatively, to muscle tissue, fascia, connective tissue and bony structures. […]
Why Not Aerobics?? “Aerobic” exercise is not the most effective form of exercise for fat loss. Steady-state activities such as running, cycling, dancing etc do not burn a significant number of calories. One pound of fat can fuel the body for up to 10 hours of continuous activity. “Aerobic” activity is simply inefficient for this […]
Although muscle damage may contribute in some way to muscle growth there is no evidence that there is a quantitative relationship between the two, in other words, more muscle damage does not equal more muscle growth. Surprisingly the muscle damage done during endurance based aerobic exercise is far greater than that done during resistance exercise. […]
By Drew Baye Since there seems to be a lot of confusion over the meaning intensity in the context of exercise, fueled in large part by marketing bullshit, I’m going to explain it in a way that should make it crystal clear to a retarded goat (yes, I’m paraphrasing Arthur Jones).
More Aerobic than “Aerobics” by Greg Anderson The most common question asked by our new personal training clients at Ideal Exercise is: “Where are the treadmills and stationary bicycles?”. Most have never heard that great benefits to the cardiovascular system, commonly referred to as “aerobic fitness”, can be had through a program of high-intensity strength […]
by Dave Sears Many trainees wonder how important stretching and warming-up is prior to (or after) a workout. Recent research sheds some light on that subject with regards to two different variables
by M. Doug McGuff, MD We have spent most of this book talking about what one should do while in the gym. Of equal importance is the time you spend out of the gym. While the workout itself is responsible for stimulating changes in your body; it is actually your body itself that produces those […]
A wound healing model by Dave Staplin To understand and study the process of muscle recovery and repair, it is useful to develop a MODEL. Modeling the biochemical reactions to stress and the observed effects such as soreness allow for a better understanding of the events and TIME COURSE necessary for muscle recovery. Such a […]