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.
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A yearly training plan is long-term, flexible tool to help organize your training. Here are some pointers for creating your own plan.
Is there a hypertrophy range of 6-15 reps per set that will net you more muscle growth? Let’s look at this question both scientifically and practically.
Are any of the ways we can measure training volume actually causative (or at least strongly predictive) of muscle growth?
Recent studies show that EMG amplitude is higher for high-load training compared to low-load training. Does that mean heavier = better for hypertrophy?
An IPF Masters World Champion and world record-holder comes back to set a PR in every lift and improve his total. What’s his secret?
Does sarcoplasmic hypertrophy happen and, if so, what’s the effect on overall muscle growth?