15
Oct 2020

How strength training helps prevent injury, heal faster and enjoy sports uncompromisingly at all ages

Prehabilitation is an upcoming field in interdisciplinary medicine. The Wikipedia definition reads as follows: Preoperative rehabilitation, or prehab, is a form of multidisciplinary healthcare interventions which aim to dampen the side effects of medical or surgical intervention. We go beyond this definition and show in this comprehensive guide to strength training based prehab that we need to optimize range of motion, flexibility, strength, and balance in order to deliver effective prehab. Let's dive in and see what our 6 Minute Workout can do for your specific need.
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Julian Massler
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Muscle Gain
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15
Oct 2020

Altitude Training – (not) only something for top athletes?

We all know that top athletes prepare themselves for upcoming competitions on other altitude levels. But not only top athletes benefit from training at altitudes, also recreational athletes like you and me. The reason is the increased production of red blood cells in the height. Read all about the positive effects of altitude training on performance and health and what the different types of altitude trainings are.
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Katalin Siklosi
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Endurance
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6
Oct 2020

Op-Ed: Interdisciplinarity

Information is worth nothing unless organized. Everything else is noise. Modern medical treatment of chronic and civilization disease suffers two major drawbacks. First, it only looks at symptoms and prescribes anti-medication. And secondly, the various specialists working for you on your health are not talking to each other. Big egos often times stand in the way of real treatments. Why listen to us? We are just "fitness trainers", right? Read my opinions here...
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Julian Massler
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Wellbeing
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14
Sep 2020

Op-Ed: The role of your genes in muscle & strength gains

I want to look like a swimmer, so I will go swimming. I want to look like Christiano Ronaldo, so I go and play soccer. I want to look like a runway model, so I walk the runway. The last one makes no sense, right? So why should the other two examples be any different? Humans love these straight forward heuristics. That's because our brain loves simple cause and effect relationships that don´t require thinking hard and in turn, don´t burn a lot of energy. Kahneman & Tversky received the Nobel Prize for that observation. Learn here why we suffer these cognitive biases when we think about fitness as well and how our genes determine our results from strength training.
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Julian Massler
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Muscle Gain
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