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Exercise answer: Research shows it?s how often you do it, not how much

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Exercise answer: Research shows it?s how often you do it, not how much Exercise answer: Research shows it?s how often you do it, not how much

Exercise answer: Research shows it?s how often you do it, not how much






 So? should I exercise a little bit every day, or exercise for longer once a week"It?s a dilemma faced by many health-conscious people ? and new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) is answering the question.This latest research indicates a little bit of daily activity could well be the most beneficial approach, at least for muscle strength.And happily, it also suggests you don?t have to put in a mountain of work every day.In collaboration with Niigata University and Nishi Kyushu University in Japan, the four-week training study had three groups of participants performing an arm resistance exercise and changes in muscle strength and muscle thickness were measured and compared.The exercise consisted of ?maximal voluntary eccentric bicep contractions? performed on a machine which measures muscle strength in each muscle contraction you would do at the gym.An eccentric contraction is when the muscle is lengthening; in this case, like lowering a heavy dumbbell in a bicep curl.Two groups performed 30 contractions per week, with one group doing six contractions a day for five days a week (6x5 group), while the other crammed all 30 into a single day, once a week (30x1 group).Another group only performed six contractions one day a week.After four weeks, the group doing 30 contractions in a single day did not show any increase in muscle strength, although muscle thickness (an indicator of increase in muscle size) increased 5.8 per cent.The group doing six co...
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Publication date: 16-08-2022 16:06
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