Strength & Conditioning

Heart Rate Variability: The New Science of Recovery

Heart rate variability is a strong indicator of your ability to function well in an upcoming workout.

Using Intensity to Increase Strength, Power, and Endurance

Believe it or not, lesser loads have the potential to recruit a larger number of muscle fibers compared to a 1RM.

Beyond the FMS: How to Design Powerful Corrective Exercises

Bad patterns need to be broken before improvement of stability and motor control can take place.

How to Use the Front Squat to Improve Strength and Performance

Wants to get all-around strong, steer clear of injury, and maximize carry over into strength sports? Front squat.

The Critical Importance of the Off-Season for Your Recovery

When your muscles are tired, it’s pretty obvious. But when your mind is tired it can be hard to tell.

Use Eccentric Training to Improve Max Lifts, Says New Study

The eccentric portion of your lifts might be underloaded and holding you back.

Periodization Increases Strength, Regardless of the Method Used

A new research review suggests it doesn't matter which programming plan you use, as long as you have a plan.

How to Get and Stay Ahead During the Holidays

Here’s how not to get sidetracked during the holidays and stick to your diet and exercise plan.

Rehabilitation for Lumbar Spine Recovery: The Science and the Truth

A focus on multifidus for neutral spine posture is the source of many failed low back rehabilitation programs.

Simple Rep Range Rules for More Productive Strength Training

Simple repetition range training protocols will enhance your ability to recruit more muscle tissue over time.

A Simple Protocol for Testing Your Work Capacity

This test was created for the military, but anyone can use it to measure his or her fitness level. It can also be used to test the clients at your gym.

Real Functional Training Is Simple: Montessori Realism in the Gym

When we lose sight of simplicity, our so-called functional training can actually backfire.

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