last updated: July 11, 2017
By isometric contraction, we mean the kind of contraction that develops muscular tension at a constant length, thus statically (without movement).
Training in the Summer: Expert Advice
last updated: June 07, 2017
Summer for many is the most beautiful season of the year because, with the arrival of the warm weather and increased hours of daylight, our mood is lifted, because after spending months locked indoors, we can finally spend more time out in the open air. For athletes, this is all an excuse for an enjoyable workout, but, as we all know, the summer brings with it heat and excessive humidity, which can catapult anyone who undertakes physical activities into an inferno of sweating and fatigue. Gently, with expert advice and a correctly supplemented diet, the progress you've made during the colder months will not be lost.
What you need to know to reduce the risk of injury
last updated: June 05, 2017
Please note that prevention does not mean the total risk of injury, but rather a minor incidence thereof. The problem is almost never in the joint or muscle involved, it is usually derived from compensation due to a movement deficit (it may be, but is less likely).
The Bulgarian method by Ivan Abadjiev
last updated: May 15, 2017
This method was devised by Bulgaria's National Weightlifting Team coach, Ivan Abadjiev, and it is considered one of the best ever conceived; its validity is proven by the fact that many nationals have adopted it to help their athletes prepare until they managed to create their own version.
Autogenic Training: Instructions for Use
last updated: March 28, 2017
This concentration technique is used primarily in the sports field, during both preparation and during a race, to restore the mental ability and concentration/motivation of the athlete, and at certain times, should remove the states of exhaustion and psychic over-excitation as quickly as possible.
Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)
last updated: December 13, 2016
Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST) is a training method which applies 'physiological principles' to weight training, leading to hypertrophy
Doggcrapp Training: High intensity training and low volume
last updated: November 02, 2016
Doggcrapp training is a high-intensity, low volume training protocol created by Mr. Dante Trudel, which is characterised by heavy and progressive loads, high frequency and low volume, rest breaks and eccentric lengths.
The Hatfield Method for increasing mass and strength
last updated: October 03, 2016
The Hatfield training method is a technique that allows you to train all of the different types of muscle fibres at the same site, and promised great increases in muscle mass and strength.