The Volume Roundtable feat. Mike Israetel, Layne Norton, Eric Helms & Greg Nuckols

Jeff presents another amazing roundtable discussion, this time on the topic of training volume. This is 2 hours long but covers a ton of information and experience from knowledgeable coaches who discuss if minimum effective volume or maximum recoverable volume is the best approach to optimal gains?

How to Bench: The Definitive Guide

Greg Nuckols has come out with a new definitive guide to bench pressing. At 94 pages, Greg’s guide covers everything you could possible want to know about bench pressing. Check it out! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. Everyone … Read More

Training Based On Muscle Fiber Type: Are You Missing Out?

Lifting weights seems straight forward enough however once you start getting into the details it can get confusing. Greg Nuckols goes into detail on the different muscle fiber types and if you should structure your training around this. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Key Points: Most muscles in your body have a fairly even split of fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers; very few muscles … Read More

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

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 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

How to Create a Yearly Training Plan

Guest post over at Strengtheory by Bradon Senn on how to create a yearly training plan. Some really great info here so be sure to check it out! __________________________________________________________________________________ The career span of a strength athlete is highly unique compared to other sports. If you stick around long enough, you likely won’t reach your prime until you are 10-15 years … Read More

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