It’s a Reach To Say You Must Stretch


It's great to see mainstream news catching up with the science behind exercise. Usually, I complain about how popular media get it wrong. But here's a story from The Washington Post that confirms what you've heard here on leanlifters.com for a while.

I've reprinted the original article, which appeared online on October 30, 2009.

There's no evidence stretching prevents...
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Rest & Recovery

The Truth About Muscle Recovery Time – Short Version


How long do your muscles need to recover between workouts?
Not a simple answer.
This is probably the longest article on leanlifters.com, and covers most of the factors.
There are two versions on the site: the shorter one, plus the longer one. LeanLifters Members get the long version.
Read by going right to the home page: leanlifters.com
And make...
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Rest & Recovery

The Truth About Muscle Recovery Time


How long do your muscles need to recover between workouts?
Not a simple answer.
This is probably the longest article on leanlifters.com, and covers most of the factors.
There are two versions on the site: the shorter one, plus the longer one. LeanLifters Members get the long version.
Read by going right to the home page: leanlifters.com
And make...
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Rest & Recovery

Steady State Cardio 5 X More Effective Than HIIT????

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, has been promoted as one of the most effective training methods ever to come down the pike, both for fat loss and for cardiovascular fitness. One of the most popular claims for HIIT is that it burns “9 times more fat” than conventional (steady state) cardio. This figure was extracted from...
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