Is Bigger Always Stronger?

As with most things with fitness, this is kind of a gray area. Probably more black and white than other topics, but there is still some guey gray areas in the middle that we still don't know much about. There are a few different components that I'll touch on in this article that will hopefully... Continue Reading →

What is Hypertrophy and How To Train for It

If you've been lifting for long enough, even in isolation, you've probably come across people talking about hypertrophy. If you haven't googled it by now, hypertrophy is simply the increase of size of skeletal muscle through the growth of the component cells of muscle. Specifically, myofibrils and/or sarcomeres. How Hypertrophy occurs is a much more... Continue Reading →

Training Splits, Explained.

Training splits provide you a framework to being to program your own training. At the end of the day, splits are just a way to organize your training, and ensure you're getting the right amount of weekly volume for each muscle group while giving yourself enough time between workouts in order to recover. As a... Continue Reading →

How to Calculate Macros

TL;DR: if you realized that this article is incredibly long, you're right. This is a complex topic. Calculators do a great job cutting through all of these calculations, and I like this one the best. No lifting blog is complete without at least talking about the topic of macros. Let's be honest, nutrition is incredibly... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Lift Weights

Let's be honest, no one is going to say that it's a bad idea to exercise. However, I think it's important to remind ourselves what working out can do to help maintain motivation on those days where we just don't want to hit the weights. Live Longer, and Healthier A study completed in 2014 from... Continue Reading →

A little about me and my blog

As this is my first post, I thought I'd give my readers some details about why I am writing this blog. First off, I'll be writing primarily about my journey with lifting however I may write a bit about nutrition, mental health, sleep, family, and maybe more. Who knows when you're reading this, but I'm... Continue Reading →

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