Good news for those who, after many years of abstinence from sports, start exercising regularly again: You’ll get fit again faster than someone who has never exercised. The reason: muscles have their own brain. What does that mean? Read on.
When performance stagnates despite regular training, it’s frustrating. Experts, therefore, advise periodization. After six to eight weeks, increasing the intensity or setting new stimuli is advisable. Otherwise, you will reach a training plateau. But is that true for all athletes?
Training with the right weight is the most important prerequisite for continuous increases in performance. Whether you want to improve your strength or endurance, define muscles, or simply look more athletic. To achieve your goals, it helps to know your one-repetition maximum.
Anyone who knows a little about fitness training knows: It takes certain stimuli to trigger the desired effects in the body. But those who constantly push their limits or even exceed their borders do themselves no favor. But if you know what is going on …
Fast, slow, or better by feel? Which speed of movement is best for strength training? In fact, research has shown that most athletes just get started. Too bad because the right pace in movement execution influences the workout’s success. Read more about time under tension.