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The main interest of plyometric training lies in its ability to produce maximum power. However, some athletes question the relevance of this type of work for the purpose of muscle hypertrophy. What is really the case?
For people with type 2 diabetes, the recommended amount of physical activity is 150 minutes per week of moderate to high intensity. But what is really the impact of training volume on a key marker of diabetes, like glycated hemoglobin level.
Interval training (HIIT/SIT) increases fat oxidation and reduces body fat. But what is the amount of this effect and is it greater than that obtained during a continuous effort at low intensity?
Some authors suggest that there is a link between the susceptibility of a muscle to sustain muscle damage and the likelihood of strain injury. Does long muscle length training lead to better hypertrophy and protection?
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?
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 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?
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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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