Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

in Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass Last time, Gary O’Donovan explained that resistance training guidelines are largely based on poor quality research. Here, in part two of the series, he goes back to the laboratory and explains how the latest research might be used to increase strength and muscle mass. Translational research Basic... MORE

Maximising the anabolic response to training

in High intensity training, Recovery nutrition, Recovery strategies, Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance. Anabolism is considered to be any state in which nitrogen is retained in lean body mass, and can occur via the stimulation of protein synthesis in the muscle... MORE

Explosive strength training: can it blow away other strength...

in Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Could ‘explosive’ strength training deliver better results with less overall work than traditional resistance methods? John Sampson investigates  Athletic performance in many sports demands the development of muscle strength, which is required for other performance related characteristics, notably speed and power. Muscle strength is routinely developed through prolonged participation in a structured resistance exercise programmes. Yet... MORE

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