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The MMA Training Bible's Guide to Muscle Contraction

MMA fighters and coaches: Enhance knowledge and performance with this muscle contraction video lecture by former fighter Dr Jason Gillis

Ever wonder how muscles contract? In this video lecture, Dr Jason Gillis of The MMA Training Bible, explains the microscopic processes that allow muscles to shorten and lengthen. 210 more words

Skeletal Muscle Anatomy


Tim Noakes, author of, “Lore of Running,” states in his book that more elastic muscles are more efficient muscles since they store and release a greater percentage of energy from each stride. 374 more words

Running And Sustainability

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Motile fraction and actin velocity in in vitro motility assays

In this post, I discuss different quantities that can be extracted from in vitro motility assay velocity distributions. I explain how the average velocity, the continuous sliding velocity, and the motile fraction relate to each other. 1,445 more words


Milk: Is It the Elixir We’ve Been Sold? - Nutrition Studies

I’ve been vegan for over six years and one of the more frequent questions I get from well-meaning inquisitors is how I get my calcium. 287 more words


Causes of Foot Cramps

Foot cramps rarely interfere with our routine activities and shouldn’t be very worrisome. Yet, that specific span where one experiences foot cramps is particularly agonizing. 528 more words

Weight Management

Maximizing Strength Gains with Eccentric Muscle Contractions

Maximizing Strength Gains with Eccentric Muscle Contractions


You’re first reaction to the title of this article might be, “HUH?” What I mean by, “maximizing strength gains with eccentric muscle contractions” is basically how you can use simple exercises such as the bench press or squat more effectively in regard to growing bigger, more powerful muscles. 703 more words