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An Idiot's Guide to Progressive Strength Workouts
Forget percentages of your 1RM, forget complicated periodization plans - just put more weight on the bar and do more reps. It's that simple. Learn the facts behind progressive strength training.
Hypertrophy and Strength: Does Size Matter?
It’s inconclusive how much of a role the growth of muscle plays in the growth of strength.
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.
How Tonnage Calculations Can Make You a Better Lifter
What are you doing with all those numbers in your lifting journal? Do you know the formulas you should be using to plan your training?
One Rep Max Tests Shown Accurate and Reliable for Military Personnel
1RM tests are common in athletic contexts. A new study tested more functional tests for military personnel.
How the Length of Your Bones Affects Your Power Output
Development of power output is critical for athletes. Do you know what percentage of your 1RM to use to maximize power? What if it all depended on the length of your bones?
NFL 225 Test Accurate at Predicting 1RM Bench Press
The NFL's 225 pound bench press test is notorious and challenging. Researchers now believe, using an equation, that it is also an accurate predictor of bench press 1RM. Try it out yourself and see.
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