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Effective Hypertrophy on T-Nation

Just wanted to drop a quick message on the site to let you know my new T-nation article with JC Deen has been out for a week. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you can find it here. I am really happy with how this one turned out. JC and I […]

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Rapid changes in muscle size

In a previous post I wrote about the different time-course of neural and hypertrophic adaptations and how these contribute to the early changes in strength during training. What didn’t come across in that post is that while neural mechanisms may dominate, a single-bout of training activates hypertrophic signalling pathways, but it just takes more time for […]

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How bodybuilders train

It’s no secret that I’ve advocated for the use of mixed repetition ranges for the optimal development of strength and hypertrophy, contrary to the rather rigid fixed hypertrophy guidelines that abound. Unfortunately, while I’ve been able to make a case based on the scientific literature for why loading variation is ideal, my practical arguments have […]

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On my mind #2

Taking a break from science this weekend, here is what’s on my mind right now:

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Loss aversion, stocks & weight loss

I was first introduced to the concept of loss aversion during some followup research after reading Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. While I’ve written previously about how his writings about an experiment on late fees influenced my thoughts on no-show fees in the fitness industry, I find myself returning to the book yet again, spurred […]

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Essential Reading #1

I’ve worked with plenty of people over the years who have achieved impressive levels of strength and physique development without ever knowing what a myosin heavy chain is or the names of any of the muscles that attach to the scapula. You’d be surprised how far you can go with a barbell and lots of […]

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Hypertrophy Principles

I know it’s been quiet on the site the last little while, and no, I haven’t just been slacking off and enjoying those last few days of summer. I’ve been wrestling with what I feel are some larger concepts relevant to the development of strength and hypertrophy, and hope to push some big posts out […]

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On my mind #1

I’ve received some good feedback on the Strong Science series, but wanted to create some posts that aren’t necessarily tied to a theme or filled with science. My thought process is best described as anything but organized so I thought I’d throw together a random thoughts style of post as a good way to put […]

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There’s more to science than a title

I never thought I’d find so many people who passionately believe that bodybuilders are all universally weak, over-inflated sacs of sarcoplasm. After writing a few articles discussing my thoughts on strength differentials between bodybuilders and powerlifters and that the scientific evidence for the theory of preferential sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is weak at best, I’ve had more than […]

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Strong Science #5

No complaint about commercial gyms is as pervasive as gripes about the sub-par music selection. I can remember my early days cleaning up the weights at a local commercial gym, I was constantly hearing from members who couldn’t stand the generic, top-40 music that softly serenaded them while they trained. It was a co-ed facility […]

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