Back in the day, lactic acid was seen very much as the bad boy of metabolism – a pointless waste product that was blamed for everything from muscle fatigue during exercise to cramp to delayed-onset muscle soreness.
In which the question was asked: “How long does it take to recover lost muscle? Will it be quicker than it took to get the gains in the first place?” There was an interesting study published a while back, where Japanese researchers looked at how detraining and retraining affects gains in muscle size and strength. […]
Most advice on getting in shape centers around the “best way” to do this or the “fastest way” to do that.
Some years back, I decided to take up tennis. Although I love playing the game, it can be brutal on your joints. In fact, the first year I started playing, I ended up with tennis elbow (in both elbows), as well as a very painful and stiff achilles tendon. When my achilles was really bad, […]
Came across an interesting study the other day, which was a fat loss showdown between HIIT and steady-state cardio . Here’s what happened: Two groups of healthy but overweight men took part in the study. Both groups cycled for 25-30 minutes, three times a week for six weeks. The first group did high-intensity interval training, […]