This article (the first part in a two-part series) provides a thorough but accessible overview of the concurrent training research.
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Programming for Hypertrophy: Is there a hypertrophy range of 6-15 reps per set that will net you more muscle growth? The Hypertrophy Range – Fact or Fiction? looks at this question both scientifically and practically.
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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.
Periodization is popular and almost universally accepted, but its history and theoretical underpinnings aren’t as straightforward as many believe.
There are many strategies for weekly load progression. In this article, Dr. Mike Zourdos breaks down the pros and cons of the most popular options.
Want an easy overview of all the studies ever conducted on periodization? Look no further!
Let’s set the stage for the rest of this series: If you’re aiming to get strong, what sorts of numbers should you be shooting for? What is strong?
Want to learn how to get strong? Demystify the training process and get better results, more efficiently, with this new Stronger By Science article series.