Genetics and Strength Training: Just How Different Are We?

There is no doubt that genetics play a role in how well people respond to building muscle and developing strength. Greg Nuckols goes in-depth in his latest article to determine just how much we differ from each other. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Genetics. I know it’s a touchy subject. Discussing genetics means addressing some of the most fundamental and emotion-laden questions we face. … Read More

Science & Application With Eric Helms (SAWEH) Episode 2 Evaluating Evidence

Episode 2 in a new series by Eric Helm’s of 3DMJ. As people are becoming more evidence based, when it comes to their approach to nutrition and training, its important to have a good understanding of how to properly evaluate and weigh evidence. As always, Eric does a tremendous job in explaining how we should approach this. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5 Form Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Lifting weights with proper form is important for injury prevention as well as ensuring you effectively target the correct muscles during the movement. Dr. Joel Seedman breaks down 5 common mistakes he sees people making in the gym. _____________________________________________________________________________ Fix These Upper-Body Training Mistakes to Grow Maybe you were coached incorrectly. Or maybe these common form mistakes are just too … Read More

Realistic is Overrated

Greg Nuckols over at Strengtheory hits the nail on the head with this article saying we need hero’s and larger than life examples to inspire us to be better. _________________________________________________________________________________ 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 … Read More

The New Science Of Size And Strength

Interesting article at Bodybuilding.com by Adam M. Gonzales, PhD, CSCS who conducted research questioning the validity of specific rep ranges as best at generating hypertrophy adaptation in trained individuals. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There’s a way to train for muscle growth, and a way to train for strength. But they’re not the same thing…right? A PhD put the old way of doing things … Read More

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

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