Plates & Weights

Welcome to Plates and Weights, the health and fitness blog by More Than Muscle. This area of the site should be used as a reference point for everything educational relating to training, nutrition, health and fitness!

The Isometric Advantage Posted on 21/11/2016

Isometric exercise or isometrics are a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction (compared to concentric or eccentric contractions, called dynamic/isotonic movements). Use isometric... read more

Eustress & Distress - The Difference Posted on 07/11/2016

In 1963 Dr Hans Selye's adaptation explanation suggested we should consider two types of stress, these include as seen in the picture provided, Eustress and Distress. Eustress is associated with performance, growth and repair whilst... read more