Joshua Wortman

Joshua Wortman

 

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Fitness-oriented games are a new popular theme in video games, but do they really get you any more active? A university researcher looks at all the existing research and says, "No."
Does range of motion play into building strength and muscle thickness? Brazilian researchers use the fabled preacher curl to determine whether partial or full range of motion is best.
Even more research that football is bad for your brain health. Researchers examined death certificates of NFL players and looked at the incidence of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS.
Can you activate a muscle, without moving, just because someone told you to? For example, if a coach told you to "use your triceps" during a lift. New research shows what's actually possible.
New research looks at simple coaching cues that improve standing long jump performance, and the effect of external versus internal focus on athletic performance.
Want to throw that soccer ball faster? New research suggests a certain volume of weighted medicine ball throws can help you build that ball speed.
And the stretching debate rages on! Now it's not just static vs. dynamic - what about passive static and active static? Do ANY of them help with power development - or do they harm it?
You may have experienced electrical muscle stimulation as a part of injury recovery, but did you know it can also be used to enhance performance? New science looks at how and how much.
A study was performed to investigate the effect of a 10-week combined resistance-plyometric training program on muscular strength, running economy, and VO2 max in female soccer players.
A new study finds a correlation between core temperature and fatigue onset during resistance exercise. The practice of cooling or icing your palms may actually help you lift more and perform better.
Occlusion training involves cutting blood flow to the muscles in order to enhance muscle growth. Sound crazy? New research says it helped Div IA football players increase their 1RM on squat and bench.
According to a Mayo Clinic study, regular exercise has been shown to reduce the recurrence of breast or colon cancer by up to fifty percent and help maintain functionality during recovery.