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resistance training, lifting, weight, heavy, high blood pression, hypertension, health, sport, science

Resistance training and high blood pressure: Lifting heavier is good for your health

by A. Manolova | 18 May 2022

Current official recommendations include moderate to high intensity weight training (50-80% of 1RM), targeting large muscle groups, at least twice a week but how do we know the impact of load intensity on hypertension?

resistance training, sport, fitness, physical activity, health, diseases, mortality, impact, training

Non-communicable diseases & mortality: Impact of resistance training

by P. Debraux | 9 March 2022

Regular resistance training increases and maintains muscle strength and mass. But does it have an impact on the risk of non-communicable diseases? What is the optimal dose of weight training to achieve significant health gains? And can we expect additional benefits from combining resistance training with cardiovascular endurance activity?

HIIT, circuit, training, fitness, performance, cardiorespiratory fitness, science, sport

HIIT circuit: what impact on neuromuscular performance and cardiorespiratory fitness?

by P. Debraux | 1 March 2022

Although HIIT circuits combine cardiovascular and neuromuscular demands, it is not yet clear what the real fitness and health benefits are for practitioners.

master, athletes, age, aging, longevity, lifespan, telomere, SIRT1, insulin, old, health, sport, physical activity

Master Athletes and Longevity

by P. Debraux | 22 February 2022

SIRT1 may play a crucial role in telomere protection. Some studies have shown that Master athletes have higher levels of SIRT1 than their sedentary counterparts. But is there a link between SIRT1 levels, insulin secretion and telomere length?

high blood pressure, hypertension, isometric, training, cardiovascular, disease, health, heart, mortality

High Blood Pressure : Isometric training for cardiovascular health

by A. Manolova | 8 February 2022

In addition to the pharmacological treatments, physical activity (endurance or muscle strengthening) is often recommended for the prevention, treatment and control of high blood pressure. But how effective is isometric training in reducing blood pressure ?

muscle failure, training, fitness, hypertrophy, science, strength, maximal, sport

Strength, hypertrophy & muscle failure : It's load-dependent

by P. Debraux | 1 February 2022

Because it would allow the complete recruitment of high-treshold motor units, training until muscle failure often appears to be an ideal solution for maximising gains. However, with the same volume of training, what are the benefits with light and heavy loads ?

sleep, performance, science, elite, athlete, recovery, training

Sleep requirements of elite athletes

by A. Manolova | 18 January 2022

Sleep is essential to our proper functioning, both physiologically and psychologically. For an adult, it is generally recommended to sleep between 7 and 9 hours per night. However, these guidelines are very broad and do not consider the inter-individual differences in the sleep needs of each athlete.

arterial stiffness, cardiovascular diseases, health, sport, science, training, resistance, weight, strength, intensity

Impact of resistance training on arterial stiffness

by P. Debraux | 11 January 2022

Arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, associated with an increased risk of mortality. If general physical activity seems to reduce it, what about resistance training?

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