Articles | programming

Mark Rippetoe and stef bradford, PhD, SSC | June 15, 2022

The Program Is Too Simple

“There are only 6 exercises! That can't work. Look at all the other exercises being left out, and all the muscles this program ignores.”

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Andy Baker, SSC | May 25, 2022

The process of muscle growth is a confusing topic for many. Clients are confused, coaches are confused, the guys that research it in the lab are confused. Or at least it would seem that way. This is understandable insofar as the underlying processes that occur at the level of the muscle cell are indeed extremely complex and only partially understood.

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Mark Rippetoe | May 04, 2022

Let me tell you a fun story. I was squatting last year, and I happened to have two spotters that night – I normally train by myself, so there were witnesses. My work set was to be 325 for one triple, and the warmups felt like shit. You know the situation: 135 feels weird, like it's been 6 months since you did it, 225 feels slow, and 275 feels heavy, like it's the work set weight...

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Robert Santana, MS, RD, SSC | April 20, 2022

The quest to build larger muscles is one that men have embarked on for centuries. It is obvious that the skeletal muscles’ ability to produce increasing force against an external resistance is a pre-requisite to accomplish this goal...

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