In a session, most people perform multiple sets on a given exercise, interspersed by a rest interval, typically lasting anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes. Most people also tend to hold their rest interval durations fairly constant from workout to workout.Read More
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The high bar back squat (from hereafter simply called the squat) is one of the most popular lower body exercises.
This exercise can be executed in a variety of ways. Stance width, foot orientation, and depth can all be altered.
Out of these, depth is probably the most commonly debated variable.Read More
In an isolation exercise, more or less all the load is distributed to the isolated muscle group, such as the triceps in a skull crusher.
Compound exercises, contrastingly, are more complex as two or more muscle groups are actively involved.Read More
Testosterone is probably the most discussed hormone in the fitness industry, largely due to its role in hypertrophy.Read More
When training under certain variables, lifting weights can temporarily increase the concentrations of a variety of systemic anabolic hormones, such as testosterone and growth hormone.
Based on my assessment of the literature, it seems performing exercises that involve a large amount of muscle mass, using moderate loads and rap ranges with a good number of sets and short rest intervals evokes the greatest temporary increases in anabolic hormones.Read More
Failure is defined as the inability to perform another full repetition of an exercise, due to your muscles being unable to produce the required force.
How close an individual gets to failure with their repetitions is probably one of the more hotly debated training variables.Read More