4 Myths Many Lifters Actually Believe

Christian Thibaudeau over at T Nation laying the smack down on some common misconceptions people still have with regards to training. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Common Misconceptions About Abs, Cardio and More Everything works in theory, but some training methods just don’t produce enough benefits to justify the effort. Other training beliefs are just plain wrong. Here are the worst offenders. Sorting them … Read More

The Lats and the Bench Press – Much Ado About Very Little

Another great article by Greg Nuckols on why the lats are not as important for the bench press as some believe. I love how in depth Greg goes into breaking it all down. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Next week, we’re finishing up a bench guide that will be similar to the squat guide we put out last month. Several people have specifically asked … Read More

The Science of Sore – DOMS explained

Really good article by Brandon Roberts over at Strengtheory explaining what DOMS is, what it’s not and if you can reduce / prevent it. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ We’ve all experienced the agony. The pain of trying to get out of your car, wobble up the stairs, or move normally after a hard workout. This soreness is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). … Read More

Bench Press – The Truth About the Effects of Bench Angle on Pec Activity Varies Depending on the Phase of the Lift

An interesting study on bench press angle and its effect on pec activation from SuppVersity. __________________________________________________________________________________ You may have seen Brad Schoenfeld’s post about the just accepted study of his that confirms the well-known link between muscle activity and poundage (higher weight = higher activity | see EMG Series). Well, another recent study provides additional intricate insights into the link … Read More

Is Daily Undulating Periodization Best for Muscle Growth?

New article and study from Brad Schoenfeld looking to see if a DUP style routine is better at adding muscle compared to a traditional hypertrophy style protocol. ______________________________________________________________________________________ If you follow my work you’ll undoubtedly know that our lab has carried out a number of studies seeking to determine the effects of training in different repetition ranges on muscle strength … Read More

7 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

This article by Kasey Esser over at TNATION made me realize that I suffer from Anterior Pelvic Tilt. This explains why I have struggled with lower back pain after squatting, especially since I returned to training late last year. Now that I know this I am hopeful following these recommendations will help be a better lifter and bodybuilder. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Correct … Read More

Cardio Can BOOST Your Gains?

Interesting post over at SuppVersity on a new study that shows doing cardio before weight training can produce better gains than just resistance training alone. While it’s only one study it certainly interesting and worth considering no? ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cardio Can BOOST Your Gains?! Do it Before Weights and be Rewarded With 28% Increased Fiber Size & VO2 Gains In previous … Read More

How To Squat

Another great resource to add to your knowledge on how to squat from Greg Nuckols at Strengtheory. In addition to the guide, there is a free squat webinar for this Saturday so be sure to register! How to Squat: The Definitive Guide by Greg Nuckols Most people should squat. Do you want bigger legs? You’d be hard-pressed to find a … Read More

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