A lot of people have asked me to review the research on safety bar squats. There was just one problem: there wasn’t any. That’s changed over the past couple of months.
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Nitric oxide is a bodybuilding supplement staple. But do nitric oxide precursors actually enhance strength or hypertrophy performance?
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.
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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.