Before discussing periodization, you should have a thorough understanding of what the research says. In this article, we provide a comprehensive, quantitative overview of the periodization research.
This article (the first part in a two-part series) provides a thorough but accessible overview of the concurrent training research.
Squatting and deadlifting for high reps can certainly wear you out. But does that mean lifting can actually improve your conditioning as much as traditional cardio modalities?
The most surprising finding of this analysis was that no training variable meaningfully predicted injury risk, including weekly training volume, per-lift training frequency, or proportion of training with loads in excess of 85% of 1RM.
Periodization is popular and almost universally accepted, but its history and theoretical underpinnings aren’t as straightforward as many believe.
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.
Should you be training different muscles with different loads and rep ranges based on their predominant muscle fiber type?