Bones, muscle, tendons, ligaments all benefit (e g 88% injury reduction in ACL injuries among female soccer players)From Morgan Pillsbury in Athletic Lab:So what is the physiological basis of strength training to reduce injury? Resistance training provides dynamic loads on the joints, therefore creating physiological changes in the bone, muscle, and connective tissue (tendons and ligaments). Bone has an incredible ability to rebuild itself, so when a load is placed on bone, the bone is remodeled, increasing the bone density and therefore making the bone stronger. This decreases the chances of ..
Squats might add power to your downward force, but hamstrings and glutes propel you forward. Training with deadlifts will help improve and maintain a better posture for longer, and they're an efficient investment in time.See this, from TrainingPeaks.com..
Aerobic means "with oxygen," meaning oxygen - carried by your cardiovascular system to your muscles, as the fuel; anaerobic means "without oxygen." With training, aerobic fitness lets you swim or run or cycle for long periods. Anaerobic exercise is the type where you get out of breath in just a few moments, such as when lifting heavy weights to improve strength, when you sprint, or when you climb a long, steep flight of stairs. It’s something that’s used in bursts of intensity and depletes rapidly.Anaerobic exercise uses glycogen, which is largely stored in muscle or the liver. Glycogen, (a g..
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 started to train much earlier) because your muscles have developed a better brain-muscle connection, improving the way muscles work together. Long before you see added muscle, (from strength training) the neuro-muscular connection is already improving. And it’s the strength training that does it. Not the riding for hours. Science on brain-muscle interaction at a molecular level is showing i..
From Matt Fitzgerald From Running.Competitor.comIt’s a puzzle. Research has clearly proven that strength training enhances running performance, even when running volume is reduced to make time for pumping iron. But most runners hate lifting weights. What to do?The best way to have your cake and eat it too here is to do very time-efficient strength workouts that give you meaningful benefits without keeping you in the gym so long you go nuts. Fortunately, that is possible. The following strength workout comprises just four exercises and can be done in less than 20 minutes. It works bec..
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