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Frequency of physical activity may be more important than quantity – 09/04/2022

Frequency of physical activity may be more important than quantity – 09/04/2022
Frequency of physical activity may be more important than quantity – 09/04/2022

In a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, scientists from Edith Cowan University in Australia, in partnership with two Japanese universities, indicated that moderate-intensity physical activities, if practiced daily, can be beneficial for muscle strength. .

During the work, researchers analyzed three groups of participants. Over four weeks, resistance exercises were performed on the arm in eccentric contraction, that is, when the muscle is lengthening; in this case, lowering a heavy dumbbell in a barbell curl.

“One group did 30 contractions on a single day a week and another group did the same contractions five times a week. They observed that those who split these contractions over the week, in addition to the increase in thickness, had an increase in muscle strength of around 10%”, explains Tiago Fernandes, professor and researcher at the School of Physical Education and Sport (EEFE) at USP.

Professional focused on exercise biochemistry and molecular biology, Fernandes explains that muscles need rest to improve their strength and muscle mass. Therefore, it is necessary to adopt intervals between physical activities so that they are effective, based on the principles of physical training. “If we do all the repetitions just once a week, our system does not understand that that adaptation will promote functional feats in our organism. So, generally, a stimulus is performed in the organism in a systemic way. This is linked to a period recovery period in which the system can recover, on average, from 24 to 48 hours, to generate a new stimulus”, he points out.

The researcher also highlights that research like this is necessary to understand the importance of exercise as a factor directly related to improving our health and quality of life. “Physical exercise, carried out over the years, is capable of reducing various disease conditions, obesity rates and, consequently, accumulation in the fat room in our main arteries of the heart, preventing the establishment of atheromatous plaques, myocardial infarction, person and improving diabetes levels”, he says.

From this discovery, it will be possible to deepen investigations related to well-being and the practice of exercise as a daily activity, instead of a weekly goal of once a week, for example. “You should start exercising today, don’t leave it for tomorrow. Any time in movement counts, because movement is life”, concludes the professor.

The article is in Portuguese

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