In the body, you have red fibers and you have white fibers. If you're predominantly red fiber, you're going to grow from a kind of sustained training. If you're predominantly white fiber, you'll grow more from explosive movements.
I am willing to bet my pitiful 401k that anyone who has set foot into a gym has done triceps press down. Girls and boys, young and old, hordes of people have slaved away in front of it, praying to the mighty cable. And yet, well-developed triceps are rare but blown out elbows are not.
Dehydration decreases endurance performance and can lead to life-threatening heat injuries that include heat syncope (fainting), heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Curiously, most studies show that dehydration has little effect on muscle strength and power.
I am living proof that you can lift your own body weight (plyometric exercises) and still build or even maintain size. Most fitness enthusiasts are under the impression that the heavier the weight that they lift, they bigger they will get.
Differences in biochemical reactions to strength training may partially explain sex differences in muscle size and strength and the capacity for training gains.
Fellow gym goers, I must admit that I’ve never read an article, (not that I read a lot) about the ‘basics’ of respecting others while working out, but because of my many experiences in dealing with people that like to be inconsiderate, (both knowingly and unknowingly) to others while in the gym, I commit to writing you this article. I am in no way trying to be sarcastic or disrespectful but do have some thoughts that I’d like to convey.
I’m very experienced in weight training and I don’t perform heavy negatives. Is there any evidence that heavy negative training helps improve maximal strength in advanced lifters?
“Recuperation is the factor with the biggest, most significant potential to help one reach the next level of muscular size and strength.”
Metabolic rate increases 12 to 25 times above rest during exercise, so fat use increases tremendously. South African scientists showed that fat use was greater during running than cycling.
Fitness center designer Cuoco Black has created a new model for the design and branding of gyms. Called the “Concept Club,” the idea is based in the designer's belief that a gym brand should be created organically, from the owners own vision, rather than following the trends that currently hold the industry in a death spiral of better sameness.