This diagram should help put the “1 kg Fat vs 1kg Muscle – which weighs more?” debate to rest!
I supposed this is true for most industries, but I can vouch for the active rehabilitation and fitness industry!
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- Program design and implementation,
- Neural and morphological physiology,
- And so much more!
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Interesting read (although we’ve been teaching something similar to this for a while now – but good to have back-up research).
Pre-exercise stretching is generally unnecessary and likely counterproductive. More appropriately – actively warm up before an exercise session. Findings of pre-workout stretching:
- Muscle power generally fell by about 2% after stretching
- Volunteers managed 8.3% less weight after static stretching during warm-up
Conclusion: Perform a dynamic warm-up – moving the muscles to be used during the workout.
Here is a link to the full article: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2013/04/03/reasons-not-to-stretch/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0