Articles | programming


Mark Rippetoe | May 17, 2019

I have known Scott Davison for about 20 years. A former columnist at our local newspaper, I used to read his opinions before he got fired for being on the wrong side of a local election. Prior to that, he had worked for the Strategic Air Command as a B-52 pilot, a job that provides interesting stories to this day. A more interesting story is the tale of his journey from heart patient to lifter...

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Nick Delgadillo, SSC | May 08, 2019

With the big lifts like the squat, deadlift, and (to a lesser extent) the bench, adding weight to an inherently stressful lift, even at a reduced volume may continue to drive adaptation for a good amount of time. This is absolutely not the case for the press because the limiting factor in the press is not how much weight you can lock out over your head for most people.

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Robert Novitsky | April 24, 2019

Nearly every community has its myths that tend to go unquestioned, and the fitness world is no stranger to them. Whether it's myths surrounding when to eat for maximum protein synthesis, the endless health fads that claim to solve all your problems, or the various supplements that are supposed to give you that extra edge, the fitness world is littered with misinformation.

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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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