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.
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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.
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.
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?
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How much progress can a new trainee expect by July? Here are the realistic training goals, backed by science, that all new lifters can aim for.
We all know at least one scrawny guy with more strength than people who are way bigger and more muscular. How can that happen? We have your answer here.
Proper tapering can significantly increase performance, helping you perform your best on the platform. Here’s how to set up a taper, based on the research.
I’ve examined just about every warm-up imaginable. Here’s what you need to know about some of the popular methods out there.
What do acute anabolic signaling mechanisms tell us about long-term growth? This guest post from Adam Tzur digs into the evidence.
Should you be training different muscles with different loads and rep ranges based on their predominant muscle fiber type?