Training

Lifting Weights in an Altitude Chamber

Lifting Weights in an Altitude Chamber

Promotes Muscle Growth and Strength

Japanese scientists from the Mie University School of Medicine found that training in a low-oxygen environment promoted muscle hypertrophy and strength. Muscle and strength increased more when training in an altitude chamber (16 percent oxygen, which created a simulated altitude of 7,243 feet), compared to training at sea level.

Value of Core Training Questioned

Value of Core Training Questioned

Almost every health club and college physical education program on the planet has a core training class, which specifically targets muscles in the thorax that support the spine. The basic concept behind these classes is...

Massage Speeds Recovery

Massage Speeds Recovery

An Ohio State University study on rabbits, led by Thomas Best, found that 30 minutes of compressive force simulating a Swedish massage promoted recovery in the tibialis anterior muscle (shin muscle) and reduced white blood cell response following intense eccentric contractions (lengthening contractions; negatives).

Get Ripped with HIIT

Get Ripped with HIIT

Training, Diet and Supplementation Program

What’s the best diet, training and supplementation plan for losing fat faster than a celebrity can confess to his or her latest transgression? OK, maybe it doesn’t work as fast as a contrived tear-filled bullsh@# confession, but there are scientifically valid ways to approach this problem.

Strength Followed by Power Exercise Maximizes Strength

Strength Followed by Power Exercise Maximizes Strength

A study from New Zealand showed that performing box squats (3 sets of 3 reps, three minutes rest between sets) followed by jump squats (3x3, three minutes rest) caused greater increases in salivary testosterone and cortisol than performing strength or power exercises alone.

Don’t Waste Time on Cardio

Don’t Waste Time on Cardio

Crank it Up with H.I.I.T.

When I walk into my gym I often see familiar faces walking on the treadmills or methodically cranking away on the elliptical machines. When I finish my workout some of the same people are still plodding on the same equipment. And unfortunately, these people are still carrying the same body fat they had when I joined this gym two years ago.