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Muscular Tension Part 1

Focal Adhesion Kinase CascadeWhile I’m waiting until I get the energy to get aggro again, and I will, I wanted to write about a topic I’ve been meaning to address for a while,  a detailed look at the idea of muscular tension.  What it is, why it’s important, how we can or cannot measure it and what confusion comes out of the concept in a practical sense.… Read More

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Evidence for an Upper Threshold for Resistance Training Volume in Trained Women – Research Review

This piece is greatly overdue as I meant to get it done in February but managed to hit major writer’s block on everything.  Finally it is time.

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So during the debate that settled absolutely nothing, during one of Mike’s responses that I still deem an irrelevant deflection (simply: what other papers have or have not done is of no relevance to the discussion of Brad’s paper), I was accused, as I suspected I would be, of having a hardon for Brad’s paper due to it disagreeing with my general recommendations.… Read More

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Another Look at Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy

So the concept of sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is currently back in the limelight of the fitness industry.  This is due to an additional analysis of the Huan et. al. study that Mike Israetel was involved with.  I discussed the original study in detail in my series on Training Volume and Hypertrophy and will briefly re-examine it below for background context of the newer paper.… Read More

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The Ultimate Training Secret

Illuminatti SymbolOk, here’s the thing.  For years I’ve said that there are no training secrets that it’s just hard work plus genetics plus time plus a few other things.  But it’s time to come clean: I’ve been lying.  There are training secrets.  I mean true training secrets, guarded closely by the Illuminatty, and only shared with those who have achieved the 32nd degree of Clean Eating.… Read More