After yesterday’s article (Realistic is Overrated), let’s talk some more about goal-setting and motivation with a bit more nuance. Goals serve two basic purposes: They keep you on track, and they keep you motivated. There are also two basic types of goals: outcome goals (what you want to accomplish) and process goals (what you need to do repeatedly […]
'Quick Thoughts' Articles
"Quick Thoughts" articles are shorter and less science-heavy than normal Strengtheory articles. They focus more on Greg's anecdotal advice and perspective and are usually very actionable.
I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about the dangers of having unrealistic expectations. “Oh, if we don’t tell new lifters what’s ‘reasonable’ from the very start, they’re going to be disappointed and stop lifting.” Nope. I’m not buying it. Not for one second. If anything, I think that mindset does more harm than […]
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 […]
Because your body is complex and redundant, training and nutrition can be simple.