Q&A: Muscular Strength And Balance In Seniors

Senior performing compound row exercise

Question: What can be done to improve balance in seniors? Are there any specific exercises you recommend? Answer: To maintain your balance while stationary or moving requires a coordinated effort of your nervous and muscular systems. Your nervous system constantly senses whether you are in balance and tells each of your muscles how forcefully to contract to regain or maintain it. […]

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High Load/Low Reps Versus Low Load/High Reps For Hypertrophy

high load/low reps vs low load/high reps

A new study published in the Journal of Physiology shows that neither load nor brief post-workout increases in anabolic hormones determines muscular strength or size gains as long as exercises are performed to momentary muscular failure. While some individuals may respond a little better to higher reps or higher loads, on average a broad range of reps and […]

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Q&A: Is One Set Enough For Maximal Muscle Fiber Recruitment?

Question: I completely agree with the one set to failure protocol, however, something plays on my mind. I’ve always read and been lead to believe that a certain amount of muscle fibres contract maximally to lift a weight – as apposed to fewer muscle fibres all contracting sub maximally. Therefore when I’ve finished my one all out […]

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