Tag: central nervous system

Hypertrophy Recovery

My recovery strategy for maximum gains

Training hard does a lot of damage to you body, so the more you push it in the gym, the greater your need to ensure you recover faster, says Ben Pakulski Ben Pakulski is a IFBB Pro bodybuilder and creator of the Mi40 Nation website. He is based in Tampa, Florida. Iron Insights Damage control You need to fully appreciate the amount of damage you do to your body during a hard training session and then take the time to find the best ways to fix this damage. If not, you will never grow as quickly as you could and…

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Fat Loss Recovery

Should you try Heart Rate Variability training?

CJ Swaby is a strength and performance coach, athlete, nutritional therapist, educator and writer. He operates out of the Villain Barbell Club How do you know how hard to train on any given day? One option is to stick to the plan: however rough you’re feeling, however badly you slept, just suck it up and get it done. Autoregulation is another: get a sense for how you feel as you’re warming up, then up or downshift the volume and intensity accordingly. Both approaches work, but they’re less than ideal: the first doesn’t give you much room to manoeuvre, and the…

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Fat Loss

Get HIIT right and torch fat faster

If you need to shift body fat fast then there’s nothing better than HIIT, but you need to get it right so it doesn’t impact efforts in the gym, says Kassem Hanson Kassem Hanson is an elite contest prep coach, and trainer of IFBB pro Ben Pakulski. He is based in West Des Moines, Iowa. Iron Insights Short and sharp Short, fast and intense cardio is the best way to maximise fat loss because of the impact it has on raising your metabolic rate and increasing growth hormone output, similarly to weight training. Hormonal response Steady-state cardio is effective for…

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