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Tag: Performance

Hydration

While hydration might not be the most exciting topic, its relevance to performance for both athletes and bodybuilders is immense. Why should you hydrate, and how should you do it?

Stretching Hurts Performance?

Athletes and bodybuilders often employ static stretching as their primary pre-training warmup. However, several studies have shown that stretching can have many negative effects on exercise performance, including reduced joint torque and muscle activation. Check out our Stretching article for more information. Source: Fowles, J. R., Sale, D. G., & MacDougall, J. D. (2000). Reduced […]

Sleep is Key for Performance

This study found that extending the nightly sleep of Division-1 basketball players improved their performance in several tasks including sprinting. Getting extra sleep will more than likely improve performance in the gym and can optimize training gains. Source: Mah, C. D., Mah, K. E., Kezirian, E. J., & Dement, W. C. (2011). The effects of […]

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