Tag: muscles

Jump into plyometrics—the exercises to power muscles

(HealthDay)—Plyometrics isn’t a new technique, but it’s getting renewed attention because of its value as a training tool, the American Council on Exercise explains. Its original name, jump training, describes its focus. Movements are similar to those used in downhill skiing, basketball and even tennis. So it’s a great way to train for those sports,

Monitoring muscles to improve athletic training

Elite athletes understand that to maximize performance, they can’t only train hard during workouts—they must also train smart. Unfortunately, unless you’re willing to live in a lab, it can be easier to get real-time information about your car than your body. Startup Humon is one of a growing number of companies trying to change that

Quantity over quality—larger muscles could compensate for poor muscle quality in chronic kidney disease patients

The size of muscles in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) could be more important to maintaining good physical performance than muscle quality, new research has shown. In a paper published in the journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, researchers from the University of Leicester have found that patients with large muscles had better physical function,