Weekly Recommended Reading – 3/8/17

Each week I pick out the articles, blogs, videos, podcasts, etc. that I have found beneficial and informative and pass it along to you!






#Repost @chrisabeardsley with @repostapp ・・・ Several years ago, it was identified that the contribution of the various hip and knee muscles to lower body multi-joint strength training exercises (squats, deadlifts, lunges, etc.) changed with increasing load. Specifically, the hip muscles contributed proportionally more to the exercise with heavier loads, while the knee muscles tended to contribute proportionally less. This led to the multi-joint exercise becoming more "hip dominant". However, the picture regarding upper body multi-joint exercise is much less clear. In this new study, the muscle activation of the prime movers during the bench press was assessed across a range of relative loads (percentages of 1RM). The pectoralis major became proportionally less involved with increasing load, while the anterior deltoid and (especially) the triceps brachii became more involved. This shows that for the bench press, the roles of the upper body muscles change with increasing load. Lighter loads may be optimal for developing the pectoralis major, while heavier loads may be best for the anterior deltoids and the triceps brachii. ——————– #sandcresearch #strengthandconditioning #strengthtraining #strength #sportsscience #biomechanics #research #hypertrophy #muscle #gains #fit #gymlife #bodybuilding #bodybuilder #powerlifter #powerlifting #benchpress #deltoids #delts #triceps #pecs #pectoralis

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