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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 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?
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?
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?
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?
Energy deficiency impacts anabolic hormone production and protein synthesis, which is usually accompanied by a loss of lean body mass. But what impact would a caloric deficit created through diet have on responses to resistance training?
Rightly or wrongly, running is one of the most recommended forms of exercise for reducing obesity and improving general health. But what are the biomechanical characteristics and associated risks of this activity in overweight/obese children?
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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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