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Perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury

More than a decade after his original work, Michael Boyle brings an update to New Functional Training for Sports.

This new edition includes exercise programmes to maximise movements in competition. It’s the perfect guide for athletes, personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches.

Boyle draws on current research and his wealth of experience to offer programming advice and tips on stretching and dynamic warmups.

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Win a Strong & Sculpted eBook – competition closed

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The winner of the Strong and Sculpted eBook is @chapchap84.

Calling all fitness fans!

To celebrate @HumanKineticsEU reaching 40,000 followers on Twitter, we’re giving you the chance to win an eBook version of one of our newest titles.

We have a copy of Brad Schoenfeld’s Strong and Sculpted up for grabs!

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Longer rest intervals could help muscle growth

A research team from the University of Birmingham has found that extended rest intervals in between repetitions may help with muscle growth.

Results from the study were published in Experimental Physiology and go against the well established belief that favours shorter periods of rest. The research indicates that shorter rest intervals could actually impair the process that controls muscle growth.

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Develop core power, strength and balance

Strength Ball Training, 3rd Edition presents exercises along with expert instructions and advice for achieving results.

This updated version includes medicine ball exercises and programmes all designed to develop core power, strength, balance, co-ordination and stability.

It allows readers to sequence exercises to create individualised programmes that help enhance total-body performance, all aided by assessments and online video demonstrations.

 

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Sculpt and shape your ultimate body

Internationally renowned fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld brings together proven training practices in Strong and Sculpted that help achieve real-world results.

The training manual features 117 exercises that are most effective for shaping and defining the lower body, shoulders, arms and torso.

In addition to step-by-step instructions and colour photographs that depict proper techniques, there’s also expert advice on reps, pacing and optimal performance.

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New study reveals best way to improve muscle strength

A study conducted at Loughborough University has revealed that short, explosive contractions are the most effective way of strengthening muscles.

The study was led by Dr Jonathan Folland, a reader in Human Performance and Neuromuscular Physiology at the university. It is the first study to have directly compared short, explosive contractions lasting less than a second with sustained contractions lasting around three seconds.

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Weightlifting could boost long term memory

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According to a new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, short bursts of weightlifting could enhance long term memory.

The study found that an intense lifting session of only 20 minutes could boost memory by around ten percent in young healthy adults. Continue reading

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