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Connected Strength Training

Comparison: Force Profile from Weights vs Resistance Bands

The most common way to train for strength is to use weights, and whether you use free weights or selectorized weight stack machines the experience felt by the body is similar. Moving a fixed mass against the force of gravity is a familiar routine to our muscles. After all, this phenomenon happens every time we…
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Research Review: Greater Training Frequency = Greater Training Volume = Greater Strength Gains

Grgic J, Schoenfeld BJ, Davies TB, et al. Effect of Resistance Training Frequency on Gains in Muscular Strength: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Med. Vol. 48, pp. 1207-1220, 2018. Introduction Muscular strength defines as the capacity to exert force under a particular set of biomechanical conditions. Engaging in resistance training (RT) can significantly increase…
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Measuring Force with ShapeLog’s Universal Strength Tracker (UST)

I have had long conversations about ShapeLog’s Universal Strength Tracker (UST) only to later realize that an important feature (THE most important feature, really) is not understood. The sensor doesn’t just measure motion. It also measures force! When the UST is slipped onto a cable or belt an arm on the UST redirects the cable…
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Research Review: Aerobic Exercise isn’t the Only Path for a Healthy Heart, New Study Shows

LIU, Y., D.-C. LEE, Y. LI, W. ZHU, R. ZHANG, X. SUI, C. J. LAVIE, and S. N. BLAIR. Associations of Resistance Exercise with Cardiovascular Disease Morbidity and Mortality. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 499–508, 2019. Introduction The health benefits of physical activity (PA), primarily endurance aerobic exercises, to reduce cardiovascular…
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