FitLinks: Build Muscle Without Heavy Weights?
From new research demonstrating muscle can be gained with just body weight exercises to how to train around bulging disk injuries, there was a wide spectrum of fitness news, articles, and videos in April 2012.
Regarding the muscle building study, researchers from McMaster university tested the muscle building effect of variables such as volume, intensity, and muscle time-under-tension. They found that in resistance-trained young men, a lower workout intensity and a higher volume of repetitions performed until failure was equally effective in stimulating muscle proteins as a heavy workout intensity at lower repetition rates. If you’ve seen very muscular guys who just do body-weight training, these finding may not be such a surprise. For more on this research, check out the full article below.
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