Strength training volume is a key determinant of the amount of muscle growth that happens after a sequence of workouts. However, exactly how we should best measure volume is unclear.
For many centuries, we have known that lifting weights increases strength, as well as muscle mass.
Thousands of years ago, Milo of Croton developed tremendous strength for Olympic wrestling by lifting a calf on his shoulders each day, growing bigger and…
Strength training, which leads to increases in maximum strength and muscle size, involves producing force through repeated muscular contractions.
When muscles contract repeatedly, they fatigue.
Increasing muscle size through strength training is key to improving body composition. This is why lifting weights is essential to bodybuilding, personal training, and strength coaching alike.
Time under tension is one of the most commonly discussed concepts in the science of hypertrophy, and yet it remains poorly understood.
Technically, time under tension should be a good measure of the dosage of the hypertrophic stimulus provided by a…
You have probably come across people who argue that reaching full “motor unit recruitment” is the key to muscle growth.
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