Training

Practical Applications For Periodization Theory

Jimmy Pritchard Breaking Muscle A considerable amount of research has been conducted on the concept of periodization and its function in organizing training programs, particularly for eliciting athletic performance gains. The theory of periodization is rooted in Hans Selye’s General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), which includes three primary stages: alarm reaction, resistance, and exhaustion.15 In line …
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12-Minute Workout Spikes Anabolic Hormones

All You Need is a Kettlebell by Gareth Sapstead T-Nation Swing for a Quick Hormone Boost A 2014 study showed 12 minutes of kettlebell swings significantly increased testosterone and growth hormone immediately and for up to 30 minutes afterward (1): Testosterone increased by 17 percent. Growth hormone by a whopping 1700 percent. Now, acute hormonal responses aren’t …