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    120218 Muscular strength-continued from last week Here is the bottom line for those of you who don’t have the time to read it all. This is akin to eating your dessert before your meal and before you get too full to actually enjoy it. Excellent nutrition guidelines are followed after each training period Concentrate on
  • 290118 Muscular strength

    290118 Muscular strength By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A.CSCS Here is the bottom line for those of you who don’t have the time to read it all. This is akin to eating your dessert before your meal and before you get too full to actually enjoy it. Aerobic activities have very little carry over into muscular
  • 220118 Lowered inhibition of the neural reflexes

     220118 Lowered inhibition of the neural reflexes Once the CNS receives the information, the necessary changes occur through the unconscious effort of the neuromuscular reflexes. An automatic feedback system allows the body to continually monitor the actions and positions of the muscle and limb behavior. It is thought by some research scientists that a higher
  • 150118 Increased activation of the nervous system

    150118 Increased activation of the nervous system Increases in strength happen because the nervous system learns how to control and fire the muscle fibers more precisely and in more efficient patterns which results in better coordination and improvements in the neuromuscular learning pathways. It stands to reason that the contributions coming from nervous system learning
  • 080118 Physiological factors affecting strength gains

    080118 Physiological factors affecting strength gains The organism rapidly adapts to the load or intensity due in part to ‘an enhanced level of to neural facilitation’… which ‘probably accounts for the rapid and significant strength increase early in’ the ‘training, which is not necessarily associated with an increase in muscle size and cross-sectional area’. These