Male offspring benefit most from exercise during pregnancy
Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, an animal study has found. "Maternal exercise significantly improved male offspring's insulin and glucose metabolism whereas female offspring showed only modest improvements," a researcher said.
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by University of New South Wales.
Study Confirms How the bench angle affect upper body muscle activation during bench press exercise?
Muscular activation during exercise is the key to developing muscle mass and strength and the bench press exercise is a popular and widely used method of building upper body strength. In a new study, researchers set out to discover the effects on muscle activation during free weight barbell bench press at 0°, 30°, 45° and –15° bench angles. If greater or lesser angles enhance muscle activation, the results can be used to plan successful upper body exercise programs.
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by Taylor & Francis.
New design makes treadmill more like running outdoors
Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar to tell exactly where the runner is on the treadmill. If the runner picks up pace and moves toward the front of the running belt, the speed automatically increases. If the runner slows down and moves toward the back, the speed decreases.
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by Ohio State University.
More salt doesn't mean better performance for endurance athletes
A new study cast doubts on the popular idea that salt consumption can help endurance athletes during competition. "While moderate sodium consumption is perfectly reasonable and should be encouraged, high sodium intake is associated with health concerns, like hypertension," an author said. "Many Americans already consume too much salt on a daily basis."
Source: The above story is based on materials provided by Saint Louis University Medical Center.
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