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We’re excited to introduce Stronger By Science’s new Director of Education, Eric Trexler. Eric is a natural pro bodybuilder, prolific researcher (he just finished his PhD with more than 30 publications), and has a lot of coaching experience. I also consider him to be one of my best friends. He’s a really good, really bright […]
The authors of the “extreme volume study” break down their findings and the real-world application, and respond to critiques of the original paper.
We recently completed a yearlong study assessing factors contributing to injury risk in powerlifters. This article is the first in a series detailing our results.
It’s becoming clear that a lot of published research is unreplicable and untrustworthy. How do incorrect findings occur, and how can we predict whether the results of a particular study are likely to be sound?
This article is a complete guide to lumbar flexion in lifting. We’ll cover neutral vs. flexion, research on how dangerous (or not) flexion really is, and how to educate your clients on safe practices.
There is a lot of debate about training frequency for muscle growth. See what the data actually say.
There’s a lot of debate about the effects of training frequency for strength gains. However, the data are surprisingly clear.
If you’ve been bodybuilding for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the following: “Training damages your muscles. Your muscles then repair, getting bigger and stronger in the process.” But is it really true? I dug into the science to find out.
How do factors like age, strength, or sex impact strength gains in competitive powerlifters (not just untrained subjects in a lab setting)? I analyzed the data of almost 20,000 competitors, and these are the results.