Tag: Performance

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 […]

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 […]

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