In a keynote presentation two weeks ago at the Resistance Exercise Conference, British researcher Dr. James Fisher provided a research update on the impact of strength training on myokine production. Myokines are the microscopic proteins released by our muscles when we strength train that encourage communication between our organ systems. Myokines are likely the underlying physiological mechanism driving the health improvement benefits we see from strength training. Read the two major take-home messages to understand why every session counts.
Fisher’s key takeaways for you and your workouts:
1. The studies with the highest myokine output involved a full-body resistance workout including large muscle groups.
2. “…even a single session of exercise could reduce the plasma-Myostatin level… this means, for practical implementation, every session of resistance training counts.”