Become a true master: Autoregulation

People have been using autoregulation for ages: In their training. Nutrition and recovery To strategically periodize the intensity & volume throughout a macrocycle to consciously overreach or allow for additional rest. Most of you are probably familiar with some form of autoregulation but as a strength athlete, it will most likely be… RPE – Rate of…

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Why I Love: The Leg Press

The leg press gets a lot of flack. “Leg press? You mean pussy press?” “Want your legs to grow? Try squatting instead” “Oh you hit a leg press PR, how cute” You catch my drift, a lot of people seem to hate on this machine, but I am here to tell you they shouldn’t. Now…

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3 Fatal Flaws with MRV for hypertrophy

Maximal Recoverable Volume (MRV) isn’t flawless. Shuddahh, gasp, Steve Hall who many might think is an understudy of Mike Israetel (who coined MRV) is going against it? No, no, not quite. Like any great concept, there is always going to be flaws. In fact, just like a beautiful man or woman, often the flaws are what…

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Maximise your Training: Individualise your Training Volume

You want to maximise your training right? That means you need to get the right dose of training volume. Well I would like to introduce Coach Pascal’s first article for the website, and it’s a cracker at that. We get a lot of questions about ‘how much volume I should be doing’ and above the…

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Podcast 036: Mike Israetel – Q&A – Progressing Optimally & more

Today Steve talks to Mike Israetel from Renaissance Periodisation. Another fantastic Q&A. We cover cardio recommendations for bodybuilders and powerlifters, touch on Jeremy Loenneke, how to bring up stubborn calves and optimal progression in the weights room. You do not want to miss this. Get updates of when new podcasts come out straight into your inbox plus…

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Full Guide: Caffeine & Resistance Training

Caffeine, caffeine, caffeine, who doesn’t love themselves some caffeine? Speaking of caffeine, coffee is the most popular drink worldwide. Where two billion cups are consumed every single day. As you probably already know, coffee contains quite a bit of caffeine, with about 115 mg of caffeine in every cup. Caffeine could lead to improved training, better…

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How to Train: Prime for Muscle Growth

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to train that primed our muscles to grow? …isn’t that hypertrophy training? Oh well, I guess it is, but if you’ve read Parts 1 & Part 2 on Primer Phases you’ll have been introduced to something that is a great addition to a periodised plan. You’ll…

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Podcast 032: Mike Israetel Q&A – ‘Junk Volume’ & more

Junk Volume, accommodating resistance & much more covered in this Q&A with Mike Israetel. In todays podcast you’re in for a real treat as we establish exactly what is ‘junk volume’ and how to avoid it. That means less time wasted in the gym, doing something that is actively hurting your progress. Me and Mike…

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Podcast 30: Mike Israetel & Jared Feather – Twice daily weight training & more

Twice daily weight training…insane or a smart way to train? Jared Feather IFPA Pro Natural Bodybuilder & Mike Israetel from Renaissance Periodisation give you the science behind the implications of setting up two weight sessions a day. We also cover how to set up a hypertrophy mesocycle and if a stronger muscle actually helps promote…

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Podcast 29: Brad Schoenfeld – Muscle Hypertrophy Misconceptions

Brad Schoenfeld; the hypertrophy expert, the godfather of muscle growth, the go to source for getting jacked. Brad is incredibly smart with a Ph.D, C.S.C.S., an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training (muscle development and fat loss). He is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, and has won numerous…

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