strength training

The neurotransmitter brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is produced by the muscle and acts on both muscles and synapses, researchers at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have found. In their recent work, Prof. Christoph Handschin’s research group at the Biozentrum closely studied strength muscles and the myokine BDNF, which plays an important role in the formation… Read more

Older adults who strength trained at least twice a week had 46 percent lower odds of death for any reason than those who did not, according to a survey of 30,000 people. Many studies have previously found that older adults who are physically active have better quality of life and a lower risk of mortality… Read more

A new study links taking muscle-building supplements, such as pills and powders with creatine or androstenedione, with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Moreover, says study senior author Tongzhang Zheng, the associated testicular germ cell cancer risk was especially high among men who started using supplements before age 25, those who used multiple supplements, and… Read more

The overload principle is a part of strength training, and you probably want to pay close attention, because it can be harnessed to deliver bigger, better and faster results. Basically stated, the overload principle says that your body cannot be adapted the way you want unless it is overloaded. The American College of Sports Medicine… Read more

Strength training is used by many athletes to help strengthen and develop their body, and in the process reduce the risk of suffering an injury when playing other sports. But if it is not practiced correctly, one or more of these five injuries can happen to you when lifting weights: 1) Muscle Strain Muscle strain… Read more