Monday, January 14, 2013

Strength v.s. Endurance

someone get these boys a sandwich and a barbell

I've said before that strength is a physical change in the actin and myosin filaments in the individual muscle fibers where as endurance and conditioning are chemical changes in the efficient uses of energy present in muscles i.e. glycogen and then you could get into such sub topics as carboloading and sport performance and what not but what this is all leading to is a wonderful article i've found on T nation called Conditioning is a Scam by Mark Rippetoe  and its well worth the read by all personal trainers on why novices should be exposed to strength building exercises in the start of their training before conditioning because without a proper base the chemical change is useless if there's not much muscle to use to begin with. So check it out.

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