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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?
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?
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?
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 training improves cardiovascular endurance performance, but what is the difference between multiple protocols on performance gains for moderate-level runners ?
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 ?
The Borg scale allows a valid and subjective assessment by the athlete of the intensity of the perceived effort. This method could be useful for the strength and conditioning of fighting sports.
The best way to enhance the training of high level athletes is to determine the physical characteristics linked to performance. Setting up adapted tests could be very useful.
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