In Episode 6, Greg and Eric discuss two recent studies about caffeine. One paper has been all over the media, with headlines suggesting that there’s no harm in drinking 25 cups of coffee per day. The other study sought to determine if men and women have the same response to a pre-exercise dose of caffeine. […]
This is part 2 of our series of articles based on a yearlong injury study we (semi) recently concluded. In the first analytical look at the injury study data, we will be focusing on whether the people who sustained an injury during the course of the study differed from the people who didn’t sustain an injury.
In Episode 2, Greg gives us a detailed rundown of his recent study evaluating sex-based differences in rates of bench press fatigue and recovery, and we chat with Dr. Jason Cholewa about his research on betaine supplementation and the state of research in exercise science.
A recent study told people they had either a good or bad genetic draw for aerobic exercise or hunger and satiety. Manipulating the subjects’ beliefs about their genetics changed both their objective and subjective responses to subsequent testing. This study builds upon prior literature showing that expectancy can influence outcomes to a surprising degree.
Why does dieting suck so much? This article is your comprehensive guide to metabolic adaptation and life after weight loss.
The authors of the “extreme volume study” break down their findings and the real-world application, and respond to critiques of the original paper.
Trying to squat with achy knees can be tricky – you don’t want to lose too much strength, but you want to the problem to go away. Here’s what you need to do
After yesterday’s article (Realistic is Overrated), let’s talk some more about goal-setting and motivation with a bit more nuance. Goals serve two basic purposes: They keep you on track, and they keep you motivated. There are also two basic types of goals: outcome goals (what you want to accomplish) and process goals (what you need to do repeatedly […]
I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about the dangers of having unrealistic expectations. “Oh, if we don’t tell new lifters what’s ‘reasonable’ from the very start, they’re going to be disappointed and stop lifting.” Nope. I’m not buying it. Not for one second. If anything, I think that mindset does more harm than […]
Some lifters relish the pain of DOMS (or delayed onset muscle soreness) as an indicator of success, but is that really the case?