Articles | science & medicine

Robert Santana, MS, RD, SSC | March 27, 2019

Most, if not all, strength trainees have been told at some point in their lifting careers that they need to consume protein to get stronger and build muscle mass. In any discussion of nutritional needs for strength training, protein is almost certain to be the first topic. However, much of the information has been misunderstood, and this paper is intended to serve as a resource for understanding the function of protein with regards to training and overall health.

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Max Blochowiak | March 20, 2019

[I]f two people have the same musculoskeletal abnormality and the same healing intervention is applied to both but one’s pain goes away and the other’s does not, what is the purpose of that leftover pain? What is its purpose if it is not actually protecting us from danger? Why is it so unreliable? What do we make of pain in a phantom limb, one that has been amputated or lost catastrophically?

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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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