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fat loss, muscle, gain, diet, volume, training, fitness, sport, resistance

Losing body fat while maintaining muscle mass: The role of training volume

by P. Debraux | 2 August 2022

During a caloric restriction phase, fat loss is often accompanied by a loss of muscle mass. To stimulate anabolism, a high-protein diet and resistance training can help counteract these negative effects. What is the role of training volume?

Seniors, Physical Inactivity, Kettlebell, health, sport, resistance, training, activity, sedentary behaviour

Seniors, Physical Inactivity and Kettlebell

by A. Manolova | 14 June 2022

The kettlebell is beneficial for strengthening muscles and improving cardiovascular capacity, however, the use of the kettlebell often relies on explosive exercises that require good technical skills. Is this type of training suitable for seniors?

Resistance training, fitness, bodybuilding, weightlifting, muscle, mass, strength, science, protein, supplements, sport, performance, gains

Resistance training & Protein Supplementation: What are the effects?

by P. Debraux | 26 May 2022

Resistance training is often associated with the consumption of protein supplements. The main goal is to optimize the effects of training on muscle strength and mass. But is it really the case?

resistance training, lifting, weight, heavy, high blood pression, hypertension, health, sport, science

Resistance training and high blood pressure: Lifting heavier is good for your health

by A. Manolova | 18 May 2022

Current official recommendations include moderate to high intensity weight training (50-80% of 1RM), targeting large muscle groups, at least twice a week but how do we know the impact of load intensity on hypertension?

resistance training, sport, fitness, physical activity, health, diseases, mortality, impact, training

Non-communicable diseases & mortality: Impact of resistance training

by P. Debraux | 9 March 2022

Regular resistance training increases and maintains muscle strength and mass. But does it have an impact on the risk of non-communicable diseases? What is the optimal dose of weight training to achieve significant health gains? And can we expect additional benefits from combining resistance training with cardiovascular endurance activity?

HIIT, circuit, training, fitness, performance, cardiorespiratory fitness, science, sport

HIIT circuit: what impact on neuromuscular performance and cardiorespiratory fitness?

by P. Debraux | 1 March 2022

Although HIIT circuits combine cardiovascular and neuromuscular demands, it is not yet clear what the real fitness and health benefits are for practitioners.

master, athletes, age, aging, longevity, lifespan, telomere, SIRT1, insulin, old, health, sport, physical activity

Master Athletes and Longevity

by P. Debraux | 22 February 2022

SIRT1 may play a crucial role in telomere protection. Some studies have shown that Master athletes have higher levels of SIRT1 than their sedentary counterparts. But is there a link between SIRT1 levels, insulin secretion and telomere length?

high blood pressure, hypertension, isometric, training, cardiovascular, disease, health, heart, mortality

High Blood Pressure : Isometric training for cardiovascular health

by A. Manolova | 8 February 2022

In addition to the pharmacological treatments, physical activity (endurance or muscle strengthening) is often recommended for the prevention, treatment and control of high blood pressure. But how effective is isometric training in reducing blood pressure ?

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