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.
The Complete Resource: What do you need to advance from a beginner to intermediate to advanced lifter? The Complete Strength Training Guide is your ultimate programming resource, with programs and thorough advice for lifters in all stages.
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.
Programming for Strength: Think bodybuilding and powerlifting training should be different? Think again. Powerlifters can learn a lot from bodybuilders about size and strength. Read more about programming for strength in this popular article: Powerlifters Should Train More Like Bodybuilders.
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.
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.
Due to the significance of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, we’ve put together a list and short take-home message of many recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses so you can cut straight to the chase of the results.
There are a lot of misconceptions about strength training for women. This article clearly lays out what the research says about male vs. female strength and muscle growth, and the inferences we can draw from those findings.
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?