Articles | programming


Matt Reynolds, SSC | February 20, 2019

When you are stuck and don’t know what to do next, the choice between one template or the next is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Even if the next program works, what about the one after that, or the next one? We can solve this problem with Minimum Effective Dose changes...

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Matt Reynolds, SSC | February 13, 2019

New complicated programs occasionally work and make you stronger. But the problem inevitably becomes one of information. If the new program worked, what variable or variables made the difference? And if it didn’t work, what should you change in your next program to see progress? This is critical because your response to training won’t look exactly like anyone else’s and changing too many variables makes it difficult to tell what changes caused what results.

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John Petrizzo, DPT, SSC | January 30, 2019

The stated purpose of the SSTR was to investigate the effects of a free weight resistance training program on healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 80 by creating an anonymous registry of individuals who were voluntarily partaking in a formalized version of the “Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression” (SSNLP).

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Max Blochowiak | January 23, 2019

Part 2 continues the Deep Dive into the hypertrophy literature, addressing Tonnage and Frequency before summing up the priorities for building work capacity and putting on mass.

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Max Blochowiak | January 16, 2019

This will be a Deep Dive into the hypertrophy literature and how we should go about accumulating hypertrophy. I say accumulate because hypertrophy is an anabolic process, not a fixed goal one can achieve. Resistance training is our best tool for inducing hypertrophy along with routine consumption of a caloric surplus, and this post will be concerned specifically with the training prescription necessary to maximize gains.

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