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sport, health, bone mineral density, weightlifting, powerlifting, soccer, women, age, impact, strength, speed, lifting olympic, resistance training, science, prevention

Women & bone mineral density: sport differences

by A. Manolova | 16 February 2021

Bone mineral density is the most important predictor of bone fractures. As women age, the decrease in physical activity and the drop in estrogen level in post-menopause could lead to osteoporosis, and therefore to an increased risk of fractures...

sport, fitness, resistance training, muscle, strength, gain, muscle, mass, training, failure, science

Training to failure or not: Impact on hypertrophy and strength

by P. Debraux | 12 February 2021

For some, training to failure is optimal for muscle hypertrophy and strength since such method assumes that all available motor units are recruited. But for others, this method could even have a detrimental effect. What does science say about it?

health, sport, science, diabetes, T2D, mellitus, drugs, therapy, physical activity, remission

Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes: Impact on Drug Therapy

by P. Debraux | 11 February 2020

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects more than 285 million people worldwide. To fight it, glucose-lowering medications are often prescribed, but they are associated with a lower quality of life. Could physical activity do the trick without it?

sport, science, fitness, training, workout, glutes, hip thrust, squat, hypertrophy, muscle, strength

Squat vs. Hip Thrust: Muscle strength and hypertrophy

by A. Manolova | 4 February 2020

Hip Thrust succeeded Squat as the king exercise to glutes hypertrophy. However, all the studies that have shown the superiority of Hip Thrust have been based on electromyography and none of them has verified the impact on actual muscle hypertrophy. So is Hip Thrust really worth it?

sport, fitness, resistance, training, science, volume, mass, hypertrophy, strength, muscle, sets

Impact of training volume on muscle strength and hypertrophy

by P. Debraux | 28 January 2020

Among the variables to take into account in resistance training, volume is one of the most important to obtain results in both strength and hypertrophy. However, how do you know if a practitioner is not doing too much? And is there a benefit to always wanting to do more?

sport, fitness, resistance training, workout, frequency, mass, muscle, hypertrophy, strength, science

Impact of training frequency on muscle strength and hypertrophy

by P. Debraux | 21 January 2020

Many bodybuilders train each muscle group 1-2 times a week. Indeed, Split is often seen as an advanced way of training since the emphasis is on training volume. But what would be the impact of increasing the training frequency of a muscle group instead?

dementia, sport, health, physical activity, cardio, cardiorespiratory fitness, heart, vascular, alzheimer

Is there a link between gray matter and cardiorespiratory fitness?

by P. Debraux | 14 January 2020

Dementia is a global epidemic with an estimated 50 million people worldwide. It is generally characterized by cerebral atrophy, certain areas being more affected than others. Some suggest that physical activity could slow this atrophy. But is there a link between physical activity level and brain volume?

sport, health, running, cardiovascular, cancer, mortality, all-cause, study, science, meta-analysis, risk

Impact of running on mortality risk

by A. Manolova | 12 November 2019

Physical activity reduces the risk of mortality. Running is one of the most popular activities in the world because it is easily adaptable to everyone's level and can be practiced almost anywhere. But what is the impact of running on mortality and is there a dose-response relationship ?

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