Academic News, Fitness News

Lifting lighter weights could still help build muscle strength


A new report published in the Journal of Applied Physiology has challenged workout routines. The research has suggested that lifting lighter weights many times can be as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repetitions.

This research is the latest in a series of studies which began in 2010. It contradicts previous thoughts that the best way to build muscle is by lifting heavy weights.

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Courses, Fitness News

Effective Strength Training

Our course of the week this week is Effective Strength Training

Effective Strength TrainingIn the ever-evolving fitness arena, professionals must constantly reassess their strength training programmes.

Effective Strength Training Print CE Course allows you to stay up to date with innovative strength training techniques. This thought-provoking course, written by internationally recognised trainer and author Douglas Brooks, dispels myths about strength training and provides you with a scientific framework for evaluating the effectiveness of your current programs.

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Courses, Fitness News, Webinars

Advanced Reps, Sets and Loads for Hypertrophy and Strength

Our course of the week this week is Advanced Reps, Sets and Loads for Hypertrophy and Strength.

In it, you will discover the combinations of reps, sets and loads that are necessary for various strength training adaptations. You’ll learn to periodize a strength programme and gain command of the principles that produce results.

Take the course today and start designing strength training protocols using the most effective and efficient strength programming options.

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This continuing education exam is delivered online and tests your knowledge after viewing the webinar Advanced Reps, Sets and Loads for Hypertrophy and Strength.

The course is endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) for 1 point. Members of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) can also earn 3 REPs points for the course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to retrieve your certificate of completion from the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center and submit it to your certifying organisation. Instructions for retrieving this certificate, as well as information on taking the exam, will be e-mailed to you when your order is complete.

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Books, Fitness News, News

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.

Normal Price: £17.99 | €27.38
HK Rewards Price: £14.39 | €21.90

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Fitness News

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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Academic News, Fitness News

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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