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A recent study examined the effects of oral contraceptives on strength gains, hypertrophy, and anabolic signaling. Do female lifters need to worry about hormonal contraceptives affecting their gains? Read on to find out.
Trainees with body composition goals often want to lose fat and build muscle. Unfortunately, these goals generally lead to contradictory recommendations for caloric intake. Read on to learn when and how both goals can be achieved simultaneously.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the variables that really affect back development from rows, and how to most effectively target the different muscles in your back.
A common concern is that quantitatively tracking dietary intake may give rise to disordered eating. A new randomized controlled trial casts doubt on this idea, fueling optimism for people who want to more actively manage their diet without unintended consequences.
Short answer: I think so. Longer answer: probably, but there’s less direct evidence supporting this idea than you’d likely expect.
Successful goal attainment and behavior change are possible, but leaning exclusively on willpower and determination isn’t likely to get the job done. This article covers evidence-based strategies to support New Year’s resolutions by promoting successful behavior change and goal achievement.
The reverse Nordic curl is a great bodyweight exercise for building both strength and hypertrophy in the quads. Read the article to learn the benefits of this exercise, as well as how to progress to more difficult variations.
This article is Part 2 of a series of “Behind the Scenes” articles about the MacroFactor app. In this article, Greg addresses the two most important aspects of MacroFactor: how the app actually works, and the overall philosophy that infuses the app.
This article is Part 1 of a series of “Behind the Scenes” articles about the history, philosophy, and vision for the MacroFactor app.
Learn how to build a well-structured diet that supports your performance and body composition goals. This article will equip you with the basic knowledge required to set up a diet that is compatible with your goals and implement ongoing adjustments to keep you on the right track.
Although calories and mass are intrinsically linked, we’ve all experienced changes in weight that don’t match what we expected based on changes in diet and exercise. This article examines those situations to help clear up the confusion.
Calorie skeptics wonder why we use the unit of energy, the Calorie, to predict changes in mass. This article shows you the way mass makes its way through your body and why it’s intrinsically linked with energy.