A couple recent studies have shown that HMB – a legal supplement – works better than moderate-dose steroids. Is it the next wonder-supplement or just hype?
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What do acute anabolic signaling mechanisms tell us about long-term growth? This guest post from Adam Tzur digs into the evidence.
Should you be training different muscles with different loads and rep ranges based on their predominant muscle fiber type?
How much control do we have over strength and hypertrophy outcomes? Here’s what we know about the relationship between genetics and strength training.
After yesterday’s article (Realistic is Overrated), let’s talk some more about goal-setting and motivation with a bit more nuance. Goals serve two basic purposes: They keep you on track, and they keep you motivated. There are also two basic types of goals: outcome goals (what you want to accomplish) and process goals (what you need to do repeatedly […]
I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about the dangers of having unrealistic expectations. “Oh, if we don’t tell new lifters what’s ‘reasonable’ from the very start, they’re going to be disappointed and stop lifting.” Nope. I’m not buying it. Not for one second. If anything, I think that mindset does more harm than […]
The lats are “pull muscles,” and the bench press is a push. Why did people start emphasizing the lats for bench, and is their importance overstated?
Some lifters relish the pain of DOMS (or delayed onset muscle soreness) as an indicator of success, but is that really the case?
It’s impossible to know exactly how much muscle someone can build drug-free, so we approached this problem probabilistically, using published data and a fair amount of math to see how much extra muscle steroids help you build, and to estimate the probability that someone is drug-free based on their degree of muscularity.
A yearly training plan is long-term, flexible tool to help organize your training. Here are some pointers for creating your own plan.