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Muscle Recovery: The Science You Need to Get Back into the Weight Room - 1st Detachment

Muscle Recovery: The Science You Need to Get Back into the Weight Room

Muscle recovery is a crucial aspect of any fitness regimen. It allows muscles to heal, grow, and strengthen after intense workouts. Adequate muscle recovery can lead to improved performance and less risk of injury. This article delves into the science of muscle recovery and explores what to look for in muscle recovery supplements.   Muscle Recovery: Understanding the Process Protein Synthesis and Breakdown: A Detailed Overview Protein Breakdown During intense physical activity, muscle proteins are subjected to mechanical stress, leading to a natural process called proteolysis, where these proteins are broken down into their constituent amino acids. This breakdown is...

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Your Guide to Training Volume Article Series: Chapter 2 – The Principle of Maximum Effective Reps - 1st Detachment

Your Guide to Training Volume Article Series: Chapter 2 – The Principle of Maximum Effective Reps

Guest article written by Tom Sheppard of Phoenix Performance Training. We meet again, avid reader. Welcome to Chapter 2 of this article series on training volume about hypertrophy. In Chapter 1, we covered the main factors that stimulate hypertrophy. After all, we can’t talk about how to train for hypertrophy without knowing what causes it. Now the geeky stuff is out of the way; we can start to get into the more interesting and applicable material.  Knowing how much training volume to do is a difficult thing to decipher. After all, you have successful training programs that use a wide variety...

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Beginner's Gym Guide (FAQs): Everything You Need to Know to Start Strong! - 1st Detachment

Beginner's Gym Guide (FAQs): Everything You Need to Know to Start Strong!

Fitness journeys often begin with a sense of excitement mixed with a little bit of confusion. For anyone new to working out, there are a multitude of questions that can arise. This guide is here to clear up some common questions and provide insight into the world of fitness. Understanding PR: The Importance of Personal Records in Fitness In the world of fitness, you might have come across the acronym "PR" and wondered what it means. PR stands for Personal Record, a concept that resonates strongly with athletes, bodybuilders, runners, and anyone engaged in a consistent exercise regimen. This article...

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Your Guide to Training Volume Article Series: Chapter 1 – The Drivers of Hypertrophy - 1st Detachment

Your Guide to Training Volume Article Series: Chapter 1 – The Drivers of Hypertrophy

Guest article written by Tom Sheppard of Phoenix Performance Training. We all want to be jacked. Even those of us who claim to do it for health benefits, performance (in strength sports or other sports), or whatever other reason. Being more jacked gives us more confidence, makes moving house infinitely easier, and helps make the sad head voice go away for a little while. So, considering that just about everyone in the weights room is after hypertrophy in at least some capacity, very few understand what stimulates hypertrophy and even further understand how much work they need to do to...

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