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Muscle Fiber Types and Training

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / April 1, 2022

Experts debate whether and how muscle fiber types can be shifted through training. And training matters, according to a review study.

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Older Women and Weight Training

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / April 1, 2022

In a study on older women and weight training, researchers found that participants experienced more pleasure with moderate-level resistance.

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Lifting for Muscular Hypertrophy

By Zachary Mang, PhD / March 14, 2022

This article provides you with the evidence-based tools to help clients make a strong start in increasing muscular hypertrophy.

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IDEA's popular articles in 2021

5 Most Popular Articles in 2021

By Sarah Kolvas / January 14, 2022

What piqued reader interest this past year? Here we recap our top 5 popular articles that received the most reads in 2021!

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Loaded Movement 101

By Michol Dalcourt / November 1, 2021

Studying biological and morphological behaviors reveals key basic adaptations inherent in the human body. Namely, changing postures and taking on external loads are critical to our health and survival.

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Physical Activity in Later Life Still Beneficial

By Sarah Kolvas / August 27, 2021

Inactive people may have a second chance. Increasing physical activity in later life benefits benefits life expectancy, according to a study.

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Arthritis and Exercise

By Judy Minich / July 8, 2021

Arthritis is a major health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23% of all adults in the U.S., more than 54 million people, have arthritis. As a fitness professional, you can make a difference. Both the CDC and the Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org) agree that exercise is an important tool in arthritis pain management and prevention.

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Types of Periodization Training

By Juliet St. Germain / July 2, 2021

Researchers have focused on three types of periodization training: linear periodization, block periodization and undulating periodization.

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Causes of inflammation

How Exercise Helps Inflammation

By Len Kravitz, PhD / June 11, 2021

Regular exercise helps inflammation as an effective protector and treatment against chronic diseases associated with low-grade inflammation.

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Resistance training safety

Resistance Training Tips to Minimize Infection Risks

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

Tips on how to use safety measures to adapt resistance training to meet new logistical and health challenges during the pandemic.

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Youth fitness

Resistance Training for Adolescents and Preadolescents

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Resistance training improves BMI among youth and may improve blood pressure, according to a review study by Spanish and American researchers.

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Resistance training older adults

Resistance Training for Older Adults: New NSCA Position Stand

By Len Kravitz, PhD / December 18, 2019

Resistance Training for older adults is pivotal for thwarting the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and aging.

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