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In resistance training, the effectiveness of the various methods of periodizing volume and intensity to boost muscle strength and hypertrophy is the subject of much debate. Does one strategy stand out, especially for advanced exercisers? Is periodization essential for optimizing hypertrophy?
The consumption of ultra-processed foods has exploded over the last twenty years, and its causal link with cardiovascular disease is well established. Today, a new question arises: what is its link with cancer, now the leading cause of death in high-income countries?
In recent years, the use of a mini-band around the thighs has been proposed to reduce valgus knee observed in movements such as squat, by exaggerating knee movement and improving motor control. But how effective is this technique?
Cell swelling stimulates protein synthesis, but its long-term impact on hypertrophy remains to be elucidated. Commonly linked to training with light loads, the question arises: what is its influence under heavier loads?
Overweight and obesity, affecting more than a third of the world's population, are real health challenges. While diet and exercise are essential solutions, the question arises: HIIT or MICT, which is the best method for optimizing fat oxidation for these individuals?
Concurrent training combines cardio and strength training. On paper, it looks perfect for developing cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. However, it's often said that too much endurance could limit muscle gains. Is this really the case?
Although BMI is used to classify overweight and obesity, visceral fat mass is a more accurate risk indicator of cardiometabolic disease. But exercise or calorie restriction, which method offers the greatest weight loss?
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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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