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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 ?

muscle failure, training, fitness, hypertrophy, science, strength, maximal, sport

Strength, hypertrophy & muscle failure : It's load-dependent

by P. Debraux | 1 February 2022

Because it would allow the complete recruitment of high-treshold motor units, training until muscle failure often appears to be an ideal solution for maximising gains. However, with the same volume of training, what are the benefits with light and heavy loads ?

sleep, performance, science, elite, athlete, recovery, training

Sleep requirements of elite athletes

by A. Manolova | 18 January 2022

Sleep is essential to our proper functioning, both physiologically and psychologically. For an adult, it is generally recommended to sleep between 7 and 9 hours per night. However, these guidelines are very broad and do not consider the inter-individual differences in the sleep needs of each athlete.

arterial stiffness, cardiovascular diseases, health, sport, science, training, resistance, weight, strength, intensity

Impact of resistance training on arterial stiffness

by P. Debraux | 11 January 2022

Arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, associated with an increased risk of mortality. If general physical activity seems to reduce it, what about resistance training?

physical activity, depression, science, prevention, science, sport

Physical activity could reduce the onset of depression

by A. Manolova | 16 November 2021

Depression affects approximately 280 million people worldwide. Physical activity is often prescribed for depressed people with moderate to large benefits depending on the study. But could physical activity act as a preventive measure and reduce the risk of developing depression?

sport, training, fitness, fatigue, recovery, central nervous system, peripheric, resistance training, science

Neuromuscular fatigue and recovery after strength and power training

by P. Debraux | 9 November 2021

In addition to strength and muscle gains, resistance training induces muscular and nervous fatigue. It is often said and written that it is more difficult and longer to recover nervously than muscularly. But is this really the case?

rest interval, volume, training, fitness, mass, hypertrophy, strength, duration, science sport

Impact of rest interval duration on training volume

by P. Debraux | 2 November 2021

The training volume is very important. However, the fatigue accumulated during the first and subsequent sets has a negative impact on it. What impact will longer rest periods have on training volume?

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