The lats are “pull muscles,” and the bench press is a push. Why did people start emphasizing the lats for bench, and is their importance overstated?
Are any of the ways we can measure training volume actually causative (or at least strongly predictive) of muscle growth?
Does sarcoplasmic hypertrophy happen and, if so, what’s the effect on overall muscle growth?
The squat has several mechanical advantages over the deadlift, so why can’t your squat catch up with your deadlift? It comes down to one key difference.
You are not perfectly symmetrical. As long as an imbalance isn’t causing pain, muscular symmetry is not worth worrying about. Probably.
How do you fix the sticking point in the squat? You don’t. Here’s what you can do to make sure you’re in the best possible position to complete the lift.
As humans, we are hardwired for laziness. It was necessary for our ancestors’ survival, but is not so useful anymore. Here’s how to overcome it.
Blood flow restriction work makes you stronger than heavy training alone and is easy to recover from. Read up on the science of BFR and how to implement it.
What You’re Getting Yourself Into: 1,900 words, 6-13 minute read time Key Points: Your hip structure will impact your strength and comfort in the conventional and sumo deadlift much more than factors like height and limb lengths. There are no factors that make either the conventional or the sumo deadlift inherently easier or harder. It’s […]
People like to know how they measure up against some standard. For some, that means trying to be the strongest person in their gym. For some, that means trying to attain a certain placing at a high-level meet. For others, that means pursuing records. Perhaps the two most common standards people use are strength/bodyweight ratios […]