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fitness, resistance training, strength, hypertrophy, gain, muscle, mass, training, periodization, science, sport

Effects of intensity and volume periodization on strength and hypertrophy

by P. Debraux | 29 November 2023

In resistance training, the effectiveness of the various methods of periodizing volume and intensity to boost muscle strength and hypertrophy is the subject of much debate. Does one strategy stand out, especially for advanced exercisers? Is periodization essential for optimizing hypertrophy?

Ultra-processed foods, cancer, nutrition, health, science

Ultra-processed foods and cancer

by A. Manolova | 21 November 2023

The consumption of ultra-processed foods has exploded over the last twenty years, and its causal link with cardiovascular disease is well established. Today, a new question arises: what is its link with cancer, now the leading cause of death in high-income countries?

valgus, knee, mini-bands, elastic, resistance, hip rotators, muscles, movement, correction, squat, reactive neuromuscular training, science, sport, training

Valgus knee: how effective are elastic mini-bands?

by P. Debraux | 14 November 2023

In recent years, the use of a mini-band around the thighs has been proposed to reduce valgus knee observed in movements such as squat, by exaggerating knee movement and improving motor control. But how effective is this technique?

cell swelling, congestion, pump, resistance, training, fitness, hypertrophy, muscle, gain, mass, sport, science

Cell swelling & Hypertrophy

by P. Debraux | 7 October 2023

Cell swelling stimulates protein synthesis, but its long-term impact on hypertrophy remains to be elucidated. Commonly linked to training with light loads, the question arises: what is its influence under heavier loads?

fat loss, HIIT, MICT, cardio, lose weight, obesity, overweight, exercise, sport, training, fitness, science

Maximal Fat Oxydation: HIIT or MICT?

by P. Debraux | 31 October 2023

Overweight and obesity, affecting more than a third of the world's population, are real health challenges. While diet and exercise are essential solutions, the question arises: HIIT or MICT, which is the best method for optimizing fat oxidation for these individuals?

concurrent training, cardio, strength, hypertrophy, muscle mass, gains, health, training, sport, science

Concurrent training: Does cardio affect muscle mass and strength gains?

by P. Debraux | 24 October 2023

Concurrent training combines cardio and strength training. On paper, it looks perfect for developing cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. However, it's often said that too much endurance could limit muscle gains. Is this really the case?

diet, fat loss, visceral, sport, health, training, fitness, exercise, science

Visceral fat: Exercise vs. calorie restriction

by A. Manolova | 17 October 2023

Although BMI is used to classify overweight and obesity, visceral fat mass is a more accurate risk indicator of cardiometabolic disease. But exercise or calorie restriction, which method offers the greatest weight loss?

joint, mobility, range of motion, ROM, resistance training, weight, science, sport, training, fitness

Resistance training and improving joint mobility

by P. Debraux | 10 October 2023

Stretching is often criticized for having a negative impact on performance. Yet they are often necessary to improve joint range of movement. Resistance training is emerging as an alternative way of improving joint mobility, but is it as effective as stretching?

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