Should You Be Doing Trap Bar Deadlifts?

For a very long time, I saw the trap bar deadlift as the inferior counterpart to barbell deadlifts. As my knowledge of training evolved (as did my preferences and abilities as a coach), I came to realize that there is a time and place for the trap bar deadlift in...

Auto-regulation and RPE-based Training

RPE stands for rate of perceived exertion. Originally, the RPE scale was invented to measure exertion during physical activity such as endurance exercise, with a range of 1 to 20. In strength training, Mike Tuscherer popularized the use of RPE by adjusting the scale...

Meal Frequency and Peri-Workout Nutrition

The value of nutrient timing and meal frequency has been a hot topic of debate in recent years. However, most studies have shown that, for us simple folks who aren’t making a living off of training, it just simply doesn’t matter that much. But, since there’s still a...

The Role of Dietary Protein in Weight Loss

Why is protein regarded as the king of macronutrients? You might already be aware of its importance when it comes to building muscle and regulating bodily functions, but did you know it can also help you lose fat more efficiently? For those seeking to lose weight,...

Strength Training Basics: Progressive Overload

In the first installment of this series, I will be introducing a concept that I hope will broaden your understanding of what drives progress in the gym, and that is the concept of progressive overload. Undoubtedly one of the most important principles underlying any...
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