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.
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.
We recently completed a yearlong study assessing factors contributing to injury risk in powerlifters. This article is the first in a series detailing our results.
It’s becoming clear that a lot of published research is unreplicable and untrustworthy. How do incorrect findings occur, and how can we predict whether the results of a particular study are likely to be sound?
There is a lot of debate about training frequency for muscle growth. See what the data actually say.
There’s a lot of debate about the effects of training frequency for strength gains. However, the data are surprisingly clear.
How do factors like age, strength, or sex impact strength gains in competitive powerlifters (not just untrained subjects in a lab setting)? I analyzed the data of almost 20,000 competitors, and these are the results.
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.
There are a lot of misconceptions about strength training for women. This article clearly lays out what the research says about male vs. female strength and muscle growth, and the inferences we can draw from those findings.
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?