Bodybuilders preach the importance of the “mind-muscle connection.” However, when you’re actually putting full effort into your reps, does that focus on the target muscle actually affect muscle activation?
In Part 2 of this concurrent training series, we will cover the molecular exercise physiology of concurrent training and provide some application for concurrent programming.
Hypertrophy can effectively occur at heavy, moderate, light, and even very light loads. But there can be a big difference between what produces results in the lab and what produces results in the gym. Here’s what you need to know.
In all but one fringe case, knowing about the labeling error on foods is fun trivia, but doesn’t actually affect the utility of tracking calorie intake in the real world.
Before discussing periodization, you should have a thorough understanding of what the research says. In this article, we provide a comprehensive, quantitative overview of the periodization research.
This article (the first part in a two-part series) provides a thorough but accessible overview of the concurrent training research.
Squatting and deadlifting for high reps can certainly wear you out. But does that mean lifting can actually improve your conditioning as much as traditional cardio modalities?
by Michael C. Zourdos, Ph.D., CSCS Key Points A flexible template can allow you to “flex” in lighter training days to avoid poor performance on a heavy day when readiness to train is low. Although the concept of a flexible template is simple, there are various ways and degrees of flexibility in which this can be […]
The most surprising finding of this analysis was that no training variable meaningfully predicted injury risk, including weekly training volume, per-lift training frequency, or proportion of training with loads in excess of 85% of 1RM.
What exactly is autoregulation? This article by Eric Helms cuts through the misconceptions and discusses implementation of autoregulation and RPE.