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Various forms of phosphate provide the raw energy sources for immediate use in our muscle. (Phosphagen is a general term used for the process of phosphate energy-making) The high energy compound is adenosine triphosphate, sometimes referred to as ATP.  It kicks in instantly.  But there's n..
                                                            Bigger weights on the bench press can eventually bring problems of wear and pain in s..
Dumbbells are occasionally underrated as a tool for leg strength development. They should not be!  To start with, you do not need the space that you do for a barbell and rack arrangement.  (We refer Ironmaster Quick-Lock Dumbbells here, which take up a fraction of the space regular dumbbel..
Sometimes it's hard to lay your hands on something like this, as a reminder; and this is a good one. Certainly oriented to new trainers...pretty soon you can lift every day, perhaps just leave 48 hours between muscle groups.  7 Tips For a Safe and Successful Strength Training Program..
Traditional weight training style - for real growth in strength - has been to have us ascertain our 1 -rep maximum, and then have us gradually build to lifting eight or more of that weight with good form. Seems this is now not the only way.  It's just as effective lifting a much lighter we..
The SAID Principle states “the demands placed on the body dictate the type of adaptation that will occur”. So the type of stimulus applied during exercise will determine the physiological response and adaptation. For example lifting heavy weights will improve motor unit recruitment (how the brain us..
(This is from Ben Radding at Men’sFitness.com)Your rotator cuff is important (and injuring it means a long recovery), so learn how to keep it safe when you lift.Unlike some sports injuries, you don’t need to suffer one big blow to do serious damage to your shoulders. Stressing this part of the body ..
Everything is fixed!  Kidney stones, heart health, strokes, diabetes...from the Daily Telegraph (UK), and drawn from an Italian study.  (With luck they'll tell us even better stuff about wine)The Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking Beer..
A new, well-researched article point to the great benefits of strength training for over 40's, particularly because that's the time when muscle-loss is hitting hard.  With really good explanations, it explains how it happens and exactly what strength training does for it.  It also addresse..
Contrary to the common view that our lifestyle will be an endless summer, baby boomers' health is going backwards big time.  We may just be living a bit longer, but...The Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 showed that "boomers were in worse health than their parents at about th..
Want to be Stronger?  Or Bigger?  (Or be stronger over a period of exercise, or for a momentary achievement?  There are different ways to do each.  This looks at the first two)  From the source of much great material, Bodybuilding.com.Read it here:  The Basics Of Traini..
A cyclist with huge quadriceps power can be out-sprinted by someone with much lesser thighs. Strength training can help make your muscles outperform those of someone who’s naturally stronger (or perhaps who trained much earlier) because your muscles have developed a better brain-muscle connection, i..