General Strength Training Concepts
The factors that truly matter for strength and hypertrophy have a clear order of importance. In this section, we've compiled videos and articles based on research for you to learn how to train optimally for your goals, and never hop from program to program again.
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RECENT STRENGTH TRAINING ARTICLES
In recent years “broscience” has been losing ground to good information. Protein shakes in the locker room? Only a few guys still do that. Morning fasted cardio to lose belly fat? Almost nobody does that anymore. In 2006 a fat loss plan would look like this: Small meals every two hours, chicken breast and broccoli,…Click Here to Read More
Imagine this scenario: You’re at the gym in the middle of a hard set of bench press. And you have two choices: Do as many reps as you can and have your friend help you complete the last rep. Stop one or two reps before failure and do an extra set with the same weights.…Click Here to Read More
There are two parts to muscle growth: Creating the stress that disrupts “the comfort zone” Allowing our body to recover from it and improve In the quest for gains, most people only focus on the first part of the equation: training. But optimizing recovery can make a massive difference for the rate of muscle…Click Here to Read More
Most of us are impatient, so here are 10 Things You Can Do to Raise Testosterone Right Now. 1. Get 7-9 Hours of Good Sleep Research shows that both the quality and quantity of sleep you get drastically affect testosterone levels. One study showed that sleeping only 5 hours a night for a week decreased…Click Here to Read More
The testosterone-enhancing properties of resistance training have been known for several decades. However, not all forms of exercise are equally effective for this purpose. Hormones are basically your body’s powerful messengers. When your body has to adapts to a stimulus, it does so by releasing hormones. Those hormones then tell the organs what to do. Testosterone,…Click Here to Read More
Dieting is notorious for its testosterone lowering abilities. And usually, the bigger the calorie deficit, the bigger the drop in testosterone. The most extreme example are natural bodybuilders. When they step on stage at under 5% body fat, they usually experience near castrate testosterone levels. Why this happens is fairly simple: when you don’t eat…Click Here to Read More