The ‘interference effect’ has long since been debunked.
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Research has shown training cardio and weights on the same did has little effect on strength and muscle gain.
Advocates of the weightlifting technique claim moving slower makes muscles work harder.
‘Time under tension’ may be a popular weightlifting technique, but research shows it’s no better than exercising at your normal pace.
There’s no need to stop exercising if you’re able to.
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Exercising during pregnancy is safe – and can have many benefits for both mother and baby.
Dumbbell variations allow us to adjust an exercise to better suit our body.
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The best exercises to do are the ones that motivate you to workout – not the ones you think you have to do.
Don’t skip the weights next time you train.
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Weight lifting and other resistance exercises might be key to becoming a better runner.
It’s important to do resistance training alongside other types of exercise.
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The study found that short amounts of weekly resistance exercise lowered risk of premature death from many different diseases by around 10-20%.
Why is it harder to build muscle as you age?
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As people age, the chemical signaling pathways in muscles become less potent, and it gets harder to build muscle and maintain strength. But the health benefits of strength training only increase with age.
Health and well-being come in many forms, including finding solitude and connection with nature.
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The new year is a perfect time to adopt new health habits and routines. These four scholars reflect on the ways that they overcame the pandemic blues to get fit.
You probably won’t need to train as much as Jakob Ingebrigtsen to get in shape.
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The amount of exercise you need to do depends on your training goals.
Muscle dysmorphia can lead to other mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression.
Social media and changing ideas about masculinity are making more and more young men believe their body is too small, skinny or insufficiently muscular.
The more muscle you build, the more calories you body requires at rest.
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Workouts that include weight lifting and bodyweight exercises burn fat both during and afterwards.
Strength training can improve bone density, muscle mass, and physical ability in older people.
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All exercise is beneficial for our overall health – regardless of age.
Many athletes stretch before and after exercise, but they may not be gaining benefits from doing so.
Who hasn’t been told to stretch before and after exercise to prevent injury and improve performance? There may be no scientific evidence to back that up, although stretching has other benefits.
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Study finds quality trumps quantity when it comes to muscle strength.
New research shows bodybuilders’ muscle quality is lower than that of people who don’t train at all - but size is still a pretty good guide to strength.
Strength training, as opposed to gentle exercise, may be a better way for women over 50 to improve their muscle strength and kick menopause symptoms.
Strength training is an ideal way for older women to mitigate the symptoms associated with menopause.