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Which is better: machines or free weights?

Which is better: machines or free weights?

Often at the gym you hear that the closed kinetic chain exercises are indicated only for those looking for strength and hypertrophy gains. And they are not recommended for those coming to the gym for other reasons, who should prefer isotonic and open kinetic chain exercises. Is this true?
Author: IAFdaily Staff
March 15, 2016
8 tips for quickly increasing muscle mass

8 tips for quickly increasing muscle mass

Work at the gym requires sacrifice, perseverance and tenacity. Often the results are slow in coming. The best advice on how to gain muscle mass in the shortest time possible.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
March 14, 2016
Ab exercises without involving the iliopsoas

Ab exercises without involving the iliopsoas

Performing certain ab exercises incorrectly ends up working the iliopsoas muscles. Techniques and specific exercises to work the abs without involving the iliopsoas in any way
Author: IAFdaily Staff
March 07, 2016
Load management during the competitive cycling season

Load management during the competitive cycling season

How to structure a competitive season by taking advantage of the PRO line: if you want great results, you shouldn't leave anything to chance. A detailed analysis of the workouts for cycling preparation.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
March 02, 2016
Winter training in cycling, by increasing the displacement

Winter training in cycling, by increasing the displacement

A nine-week work protocol for the winter aimed at improvement: bicycle setting, heart rate setting and training schedule
Author: IAFdaily Staff
January 27, 2016
Supplements and diet in cycling

Supplements and diet in cycling

If you practice an intense sport, you need to plan your diet/supplements correctly in order to face the season in the best condition ever. Methods on how to plan your workouts to recover from the past season.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
December 30, 2015
Lagging muscles: seek for the Holy Grail or... go back to school?

Lagging muscles: seek for the Holy Grail or... go back to school?

Even though we may make a concerted effort in our sweaty workouts, we all have certain muscle groups that are more resistant and difficult in terms of growth: thanks to certain basic training practices, we can still get good results
December 16, 2015
Training with a heart rate monitor

Training with a heart rate monitor

Using a heart rate monitor makes it possible to develop a personalised training program, as it provides continuous information about the heart rate and therefore about related physiological activities.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
November 16, 2015
Heart rate zones

Heart rate zones

The heart rate is the number of heartbeats detected in a given period of time. As HR is a precise indicator of how our heart and body are working, knowing, measuring and evaluating the heart rate is also a good practice for optimising sports training.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
February 21, 2015