Do you want to learn how to bench, or learn how to bench better? If so, this guide will teach you everything you need to know.by Greg … Read the Guide
I’ve been debating for a few days about whether I should write this or not. I’m quick to call out ideas that are suspect or outright wrong (while trying to exercise the principle of charity), but I try to avoid passing personal judgements unless I have all the facts and am sure beyond a reasonable […]
Advanced: Reading, learning, doing 2+ years
What do acute anabolic signaling mechanisms tell us about long-term growth? This guest post from Adam Tzur digs into the evidence.
Should you be training different muscles with different loads and rep ranges based on their predominant muscle fiber type?
How much control do we have over strength and hypertrophy outcomes? Here’s what we know about the relationship between genetics and strength training.
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?
Beginner: Reading, learning, doing less than 2 years
Some lifters relish the pain of DOMS (or delayed onset muscle soreness) as an indicator of success, but is that really the case?
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.
This is a bench press tweak you should know about. Learn how to optimize your bar path for a bigger bench. It makes a bigger difference than you realize.
Cuing sitting back vs. down in the squat may change how the squat looks, but muscular demands are pretty similar through the range of motion that overlaps.