How frequently should you lift? The Nautilus North study

How often should you lift?  What is the optimal training frequency?  Most strength trainees contemplate this question early in their lifting career.  The answer to the question depends upon who you ask and what particular training philosophy they follow. A … Continue reading

Muscle Factor Training – a new paradigm

Traditional strength training has long focused on heavy weights and low repetitions as the best method for increasing both strength and size.  However, I suggest heavy weights / low reps is no longer the best training method available.  Based on … Continue reading

Does strength training improve running performance?

Should runners strength train?  Will weight lifting make you a faster runner?  Will it protect you against injury?  These questions come up often and each time they do it sparks considerable debate as to whether resistance training provides any benefit … Continue reading

Singe Set versus Multipe Sets – new research

Single Set versus Multiple Sets: new research – A debate has raged for more than 40 years between proponents of high intensity, single set resistance training (aka HIT) and volume training advocates.  Is HIT superior to multi-set training, as the … Continue reading