It’s Time to Rethink Your Core Training

  You might’ve been led to believe that crunches are the end-all-be-all key to a strong and defined set of abs. If your goal is to maximize hypertrophy in the abdominal region (aka get a 6-pack), dynamic exercises consisting of eccentric and concentric portions, as...

What’s the Deal with Deloads?

Deloading is a commonly misunderstood concept. When properly applied, deloads offer a way to reduce fatigue that has been accumulated as a byproduct of training overload. That means, all the hard work you’ve put in for the last X weeks have led to a substantial...

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...
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