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Information in Sport and Training Sciences


core, training, muscle, activity, EMG, abs, abdominal, workout, plank, stability, spine, sport, science, fitness

Influence of scapular and pelvic position during core training

by A. Manolova | 23 March 2020

The plank exercise is one of the most popular for training the core. But what is the best position for optimal muscle recruitment? And does the scapular position have an influence on it?

pull-ups, chin-ups, muscle, fitness, resistance, training, workout, back, lats, EMG, activity, exercises, choice, hypertrophy, strength

Differences in muscle activity between pull-ups and chin-ups

by P. Debraux | 11 May 2020

There are several ways to do pull-ups. However, depending on the hands grip, muscle recruitment could be affected. What are the differences between pronated and supinated grips?

grip, width, pull-ups, lat pull-down, fitness, sport, training, workout, muscle, activity, hypertrophy, exercise, choice, lats, back

Does grip width influence muscle activity during lat pull-down?

by P. Debraux | 28 April 2020

It only takes a quick look in the gym to see that some resistance-trained men do not hesitate to grab the bar by its ends for lat pull-down. But is it really useful? Are the lats better recruited?

crunch, swiss ball, sport, fitness, training, workout, abs, muscle, electromyography, prevention, strength

Crunch on Swiss Ball with elastic band: Alternative to the machine variant

by A. Manolova | 5 Avril 2020

Strengthening the abdominal muscles is generally advised to prevent or reduce lower back pain. Will an exercise on Swiss Ball allow you to exercise the abs as much as the "machine" variant?

squat, knees, toes, position, advance, tips, movement, fitness, sport, exercise, resistance, training, back, lower, pain, stress, ligament

Knee position in squat: Kinematics of the trunk and lower extremities

by P. Debraux | 5 Avril 2020

The squat is a popular exercise in fitness and strength and conditioning. However, the proper execution of the movement, and the positioning of the knees remains subject to discussion. Is that true that knees must not going farther than the toes?

elastic bands, bone mineral density, exercise, health, physical activity, sedentary osteoporosis, women, menopause

Training with elastic bands increases bone mineral density

by P. Debraux | 24 Avril 2020

In women, the loss of bone mineral density increases with age and menopause. However, regular physical activity helps strengthen the bones. Can training with elastic bands fight the age effects?

HIIT, running, performance, sport, intensity, VO2MAX, 3000m, lactate, interval, training, health, conditioning

Effects of different HIIT protocols on running performance

by A. Manolova | 22 February 2019

HIIT training improves cardiovascular endurance performance, but what is the difference between multiple protocols on performance gains for moderate-level runners ?

HIIT, Interval Training, high intensity, cycling, explosive, training, sport, science, performance, method

H.I.I.T. and Explosive training : Improvement of performance in cycling

by P. Debraux | 5 February 2019

The benefits of interval training and those of an explosive training on muscular performance are well known. But what can cyclists expect from a combination of these two types of training ?

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