Tag: Rest periods

  • 060817 Recovering from an exercise session

    060817 Recovering from an exercise session Exercise is a way of life for many people; they stay active longer into their lives while remaining mentally and physically sharper than their non-exercising friends. An active lifestyle requires a firm dedication to living a healthy life through good food choices and exercise. Sometimes being active brings with
  • 300717 Special strength and the athlete

    300717 Special strength and the athlete (2 of 2)  continued from last week… We all know that not everyone is born with the same capabilities to display awesome strength. It’s a fact of life that some of us just don’t have the right combinations of fast twitch to slow twitch fibers. However, each of us
  • Training day workouts

    131116 Training day workouts By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A. CSCS*D Common sense indicates that each days training has an influence on the upcoming sessions. By keeping this in mind, and if planned correctly, a continuation of productive days can follow day one. The desired training effect depends almost exclusively on the type of training conducted
  • What are the physiological changes resulting from a short rest period Part 4

    310716 What are the physiological changes resulting from a short rest period Part 4 When designing the program keep in mind the following definitions of rest periods: “Very short rest periods: 1 minute or shorter Short rest periods: 1 to 2 minutes Moderate rest periods: 2 to 3 minutes Long rest periods: 3 to 4
  • What are the physiological changes resulting from a short rest period part 3

    240716 What are the physiological changes resulting from a short rest period part 3 Rest periods of approximately 1 minute elicit several significant body responses. This is particularly true when using sixty-second rests between heavy 10 repetition maximums and repetitions and between sets and exercises. According to Dr. William Kraemer, these “acute hormonal changes, such