There is a lot of debate about training frequency for muscle growth. See what the data actually say.
If you’ve been bodybuilding for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the following: “Training damages your muscles. Your muscles then repair, getting bigger and stronger in the process.” But is it really true? I dug into the science to find out.
Hypertrophy can effectively occur at heavy, moderate, light, and even very light loads. But there can be a big difference between what produces results in the lab and what produces results in the gym. Here’s what you need to know.
This article models the relative strength advantage you’d expect from steroid usage. Does theory match experimental and observational evidence?
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.
A couple recent studies have shown that HMB – a legal supplement – works better than moderate-dose steroids. Is it the next wonder-supplement or just hype?
Should you be training different muscles with different loads and rep ranges based on their predominant muscle fiber type?
It’s impossible to know exactly how much muscle someone can build drug-free, so we approached this problem probabilistically, using published data and a fair amount of math to see how much extra muscle steroids help you build, and to estimate the probability that someone is drug-free based on their degree of muscularity.
Is there a hypertrophy range of 6-15 reps per set that will net you more muscle growth? Let’s look at this question both scientifically and practically.
If you stumbled upon this article randomly, just know from the outset that it is mainly supplemental material for this article, and it probably won’t make much sense if you try to read it by itself. I found 20 studies that directly compared different rep ranges and intensity zones. Seven of them weren’t usable for […]