Resistance training is good for you

Resistance training is good for you

Resistance training is good for you Resistance training is any type of training in which your muscles work against a resistance (e.g. Strongman training, Powerlifting, Weightlifting); the resistance may be provided by a weight, an elastic or rubber band, or you own weight. Resistance training should be the main focus of your workout as it[…]

The molecular structure of Glycogen

The role of glycogen in muscles

The role of glycogen in muscles Glycogen, “a fuel for the body”, has for almost a century been an area of research, however glycogen function and location is still not fully understood. Glycogen is produced by the chemical reaction of many molecules of glucose found in carbohydrates. The tissue in the skeletal muscles has an[…]

what you need to know to get toned

What you need to know to get toned

What you need to know to get toned The modern fitness industry’s concept of “toning” or “get toned” muscles is inaccurate. It might sound cool; but it lacks any tangible and definable meaning. The term “muscle tone” describes an electrophysiological phenomenon, a measure of ionic flow across muscle cell membranes. It can be thought of[…]

Supplements for strength training

Supplements for strength training

Supplements for strength training The vast array of supplements, all promising to benefit physical performance or strength gain presents a confusing choice for regular athletes. Many are advertising in fitness publications alongside impressive testimonials or sports celebrity endorsements, which can make the product’s claims, appear extremely convincing. But, despite the hype, many have little, if[…]

Strength training for older adults

Strength training for older adults

Strength training for older adults For many older adults, growing older seems to involve an inevitable loss of strength, energy, and vitality. The frailty and decreased energy we associate with aging, such as difficulty walking for distances, climbing stairs, or carrying groceries, are largely due to muscle loss. This muscle loss results mainly from inactivity.[…]