Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Muscular Strength Test

Complete the core workout everyday for 7 days. Improve your muscular endurance and test your abs, arms, glutes and core with the Core Workout!

It is widely assumed that training to muscular failure is best for maximizing gains in strength and size during a strength training program. However few studies have actually assessed this. Recently one group of researchers tested whether training to muscular failure in every set of every workout would lead to superior gains in muscular strength and size compared to two different groups who typically trained 2 reps short of failure. It is important to note that the study design was not…

Strength gains are stability-specific. This means that strength increases are greater when tested with the same type of stability as used in training. Stability can involve the implement which is more stable when using a machine less stable with a barbell and quite unstable with dumbbells. Stability can also involve the surface where it is greatest on the ground and least using a Swiss ball or Bosu ball. These stability-specific strength gains are probably caused by neural adaptations…

We are stronger eccentrically than concentrically. This means that we can lower a heavier weight under control than we can lift. Exactly how much stronger depends on the exercise or the movement and the duration of the lowering phase but is usually around 25 - 50%. Additionally eccentric contractions require less energy to perform than concentric contractions probably because they rely much more on the unique behaviors of the passive (elastic) elements within the muscle. So the findings of…

A few years ago it was widely believed that the big compound exercises like squats and deadlifts would lead to "all over body" hypertrophy. This was thought to happen because of the substantial post-exercise release of hormones after workouts involving exercises that recruited large amounts of muscle mass especially if those workouts were structured with high volumes and moderate loads. This idea became known as the "hormone hypothesis" of hypertrophy. In the last few years the hormone…

from YOGABYCANDACE

Yoga for Core Strength

How Fit Am I? Even if you’re a “normal” weight, that doesn’t mean that you’re fit. Just the same, being “overweight” doesn’t mean that you aren’t fit. Fitness has to do with muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance, not so much what you weigh on the scale. You can always go to a personal trainer or medical doctor and they can do some testing to find out how you fare. Or, just try complete these three simple do-it-yourself tests at home and you’ll find out immediately just how fit…