The Core Stiffness Revolution

The Core Stiffness Revolution

A series of studies directed by Stuart McGill from the University of Waterloo in Canada showed that isometric exercises for the core resulted in greater core stiffness than whole-body, dynamic exercises that activated core muscles.

One-Minute Exercise Program Builds Fitness

One-Minute Exercise Program Builds Fitness

Martin Gibala, Jenna Gillen and colleagues from McMaster University in Canada showed that 12 weeks of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increased cardiovascular capacity and metabolic health as well as training 45 minutes, three times per week for 12 weeks.

Weight Training Aids Improve Performance

Weight Training Aids Improve Performance

Weightlifters and power athletes have a variety of training aids that increase grip strength, stabilize the core, prevent slippage, compress muscles and support joints. James Church and colleagues from Arkansas State University described these in an article.

Squats Load the Core Muscles

Squats Load the Core Muscles

Researchers from Ireland, the United Kingdom and South Africa found considerable activity and activation of the abdominal and back muscles during squats.

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