Most advice on getting in shape centers around the “best way” to do this or the “fastest way” to do that.
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. […]
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, […]
Back in the early 2000s, a physiologist by the name of Bryan Haycock coined the term Hypertrophy Specific Training. At the time, much of the training advice came from coaches who were focused mainly on improving strength and performance, rather than muscle growth. After digging into the research that looks specifically at how muscles grow, […]