Resistance Exercise Conference Update
Ted Dreisigner, Ph.D. - Topic: Lower Back Strengthening.
Strength training is the only way to meaningful way to increase functional ability of low back.
Exercise can break the cycle of chronic low back pain.
Our low back extension is helping strengthen the muscles of the lumbar area.
Brandon Jonker - Topic: Recent study results
Results of study looking at different repetition speeds (2-4 vs 10-10 vs 30-30-30).
Study showed no significant difference in results depending on repetition speed used.
Reinforced concept of just get to momentary muscle fatigue to get best results.
Michelle Seger, Ph.D - Topic: The Science Behind Cultivating Lasting Exercise Motivation.
Ask why are you exercising.
Something is always better than nothing. Everything counts.
Exercise is a privilege vs punishment.
Focus on feeling right now vs long term goal which can seem very far away. Right now: more energized, more productive, happier, accomplishment.
Mike Gittleson - Topic: Stretching is Not What We Thought it Was + The Lost Body Part.
Stretch after activity not before.
Stiffer tendons happen as we age.
Want compatibility of tissues (muscle and tendon).
Recent work is very new (January 2018), and more coming. Isometric contractions to increases compatibility of tissues and greater flexibility.
You MUST train the neck.
Concussion prevention/reduction, O2 uptake, greater blood flow to brain to potentially offset the onset of dementia.
Rob Morton - Topic: Understanding Muscle Hypertrophy: Protein Metabolism and Resistance Training.
First and foremost must stimulate muscle to change.
Whether lower range or higher repetition range, most important is work to fatigue.
Support with 1.6g protein per kilo body weight.
20 grams per serving every 3-4 hours.
Recommendation to consume 20g protein at bedtime to boost overall consumption.