Monday, November 10, 2008

A military workout won't make you stronger?

Weekly Dispatch - Issue No. 368 - 11/06/08

"Research in resistance training has shown this for some years:

1-6 repetitions create strength

8-12 reps foster muscular growth

15+ reps build muscular endurance

In other words, if you want to get stronger, add weight. And as a result, reduce repetitions. (A repetition is one full movement of the exercise.) If you train with high repetitions, guess what: You really won't get stronger at all."

Yikes! Someone better tell that to the military, apparently all those pushups and pullups aren't making soldiers stronger at all.

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