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July 11, 2022

I’m an exercise scientist. Since 2008, I’ve authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers, mainly in exercise science journals. However, two of my most popular papers – both published in the past two years – have little to do with exercise. They’re about men’s health.

Alarm Clock

May 17, 2018

It's 6AM.

Last night, you missed dinner and you've woken up early because your body is ready for a feed. You stumble from your bedroom into the kitchen. You open the fridge and search for your favourite jar of jam. It's nowhere to be found. Your partner finished it (without telling you, of course) ...

Fitness

October 1, 2015

One session of strength training makes the spinal cord more excitable

Strength training consists of repetitive high-force muscle contractions. Strength training for four weeks improve maximal strength ...

Lifting Weights

July 9, 2019

For decades there has been a consensus amongst scientists and practitioners that one of the ways people become stronger after resistance training is that their muscles become bigger. This increase in muscle size is termed muscle hypertrophy. Over the past 3 years, however ...

Fireworks Show

September 7, 2018

Strength training improves the nervous system's ability to drive muscles

Imagine the New Year has just begun. You've made a resolution to improve your physical fitness. In particular, you want to improve your muscle strength. 

 

Weight Trainer

February 25, 2019

The one repetition maximum (1RM) is a test of muscle strength. It is defined as the maximal amount of weight that an individual an lift once, but not twice, when using the correct technique. Common 1RM tests include the bench press, chest press machine, biceps curl, lat pulldown, back squat, leg press, ...

yoga pose

April 7, 2016

Nerve cells that innervate the biceps muscle become more (or less) excitable depending on the posture of the arm ...