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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. And unfortunately, their incidence increases with age. And if physical activity remains an ideal prevention tool, adherence is often very low with seniors. What would be the minimum intake to observe health benefits for this population?
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...
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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The Elastic Band Resistance - A Scientific Approach to Performance, Health, and Fitness is the first book to explain the biomechanical and physiological principles that underlie elastic resistance and the value of this resistance in humans . At a time when sports equipment available to consumers, coaches and physical trainers are legion, the authors, both doctors in biomechanics and sports science, dispel misunderstandings and discard the misconceptions about elastic bands training. By combining theoretical explanations based on a hundred of scientific references and examples of practical applications, this book highlights the unsuspected qualities of resistance bands for all publics.
The Elastic Band Resistance - A Scientific Approach to Performance, Health, and Fitness addresses different aspects: sports performance to illustrate the potential gains in speed, strength and power, health to demonstrate interest in prevention and rehabilitation injury and fitness to explain the benefits on the musculoskeletal system of a workout with elastic bands for any public. A collection of illustrated exercises and training programs adapted to all are also available. As a guide, this book will explain many concepts while remaining accessible to larger numbers and creating a bridge between scientific knowledge and field applications.
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