Kettlebell Swings Generate a Significant Training Load

Kettlebell Swings Generate a Significant Training Load

A study led by Jakob Vingren from the University of North Texas in Denton found that a kettlebell swing workout consisting of 12 sets of swings with a 16-kilogram kettlebell for 30 seconds, followed by 30 seconds of rest, triggered substantial increases in testosterone, growth hormone, cortisol, lactate, heart rate and perceived exertion that were consistent with intense physical training.

High-Intensity Burpees Cause Stress Similar to HIIT

High-Intensity Burpees Cause Stress Similar to HIIT

A study from the University of Georgia led by Nicholas Gist found that performing four sets of burpees at maximum intensity for 30 seconds, followed by four minutes of rest, produced a physiological load that was similar to HIIT workouts on a stationary bike.

Chain Training Promotes Strength

Chain Training Promotes Strength

A study by scientists from Iran, Ohio State University and Texas A&M University found that chain training was superior to traditional weight training for building lower body strength.

Training for Endurance and Strength

Training for Endurance and Strength

Riki Ogasawara from the University of Tokyo and colleagues, in a study on rats, determined that endurance and strength exercise activate different biochemical pathways in the cells. Strength training activates the mTOR pathway, which promotes muscle protein synthesis.

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