BUL­LETIN STRENGTH

Men's Health (South Africa) - - STRENGTH -

GOOD TO THE LAST DROP SET

Time for one ex­er­cise? Do a drop set. A new study found that just one dumb­bell curl drop set (do­ing reps to fail­ure, re­duc­ing the weight by 50%, and do­ing more reps) im­proved mus­cle strength, size, and en­durance in less time than other lift­ing tech­niques did.

DON’T OBEY YOUR THIRST

In a four-univer­sity study, en­durance cy­clists rode a faster 30K when they hy­drated to re­place sweated-out fluid in­stead of just drink­ing when they were thirsty. Weigh your­self be­fore and af­ter a work­out to as­sess fluid loss. Drink that much when you train.

NEVER GET OLD

The foun­tain of youth: reg­u­lar train­ing. A Brigham Young re­searcher who an­a­lysed the cel­lu­lar ages of 5823 adults found that the peo­ple who were highly ac­tive were bi­o­log­i­cally nearly nine years younger than their low-ac­tiv­ity coun­ter­parts.

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