In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about how birth control and the menstrual cycle affect periodization, optimal rates of weight loss, adjusting calorie intake while bulking, how long it takes muscles and connective tissues to adapt to resistance training, a quick tip to turn a good hypertrophy program into a good strength program, and much more.
Best Powerlifting Technique Articles
Most of the technique articles on Strengtheory focus on the squat, bench, and deadlift.
We put together comprehensive guides on each lift that will tell you everything (yes, we mean EVERYTHING) you need to know about improving your technique and adding weight to the bar for years to come.
In episode 8, Greg and Eric settle the dispute about who truly started the first ever fitness podcast. They go on to discuss advancements in athlete drug testing, research pertaining to protein and overfeeding, a surprising new study on ecdysterone supplementation, and which muscle groups are really targeted by the back squat. Then they interview Dr. Eric Helms about all things bodybuilding, including macro tracking, optimal training frequency, and management of training intensity and volume.
A new study lends pretty solid support to two of my more iconoclastic positions about squatting, for which I previously only had shaky, circumstantial evidence. This article digs into the research and tells you what you need to know.
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. […]
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.
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.
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?
Bro wisdom says close stance squats are more quad-dominant than wide stance squats. Is that really true? This article looks at the science of stance width.
Trap bar deadlifts allow for more flexibility in the movement, higher velocity and power output, and are safer and easier to learn for a lot of people.
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