Training for Strength and Hypertrophy: An Evidence-based Approach

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Does Training to Failure Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy?

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Comparison of velocity-based and traditional percentage-based loading methods on maximal strength and power adaptations

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Specificity and Transfer of Lower-Body Strength: Influence of Bilateral vs. Unilateral Lower-Body Resistance Training

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Impact of Dry-Land Sprint Training on Short Track Speed Skating Start

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Effects of Time of Day-specific Resistance Training on Adaptations in Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy and Muscle Strength: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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How many times per week should a muscle be trained to maximize muscle hypertrophy? A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies examining the effects of resistance training frequency

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Why Strength Coaches Also Need to be Good Weight Room DJs

Who’s controlling the music in the weight room, and does it matter? If the weight room DJ is subpar, training and performance gains may be left on the table, research suggests.

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How to Evaluate Change-of-Direction Ability: Using the COD Deficit

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Debunking 5 Myths About Training Load, Injury, and Athletic Performance

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When and How to Implement Resistance Training in Youth

Athlete or not, embarking on a resistance training program is not something that should just happen with a snap of the fingers. The integration of resistance training, in order to optimize youth physical development, requires thought. In this article, I review the research on how and when to integrate resistance training into the lives of children, as well as debunk the myth that resistance training destroys growth plates and stunts growth.

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Type 1 Muscle Fiber Hypertrophy after Blood Flow–Restricted Training in Elite Powerlifters

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Resistance training volume increases muscle size, but not strength, in resistance-trained men

Resistance Training Volume Enhances Muscle Hypertrophy, but Not Strength, in Trained Men

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Muscle activity during 8 difference hip adduction exercises

The Hip in Ice Hockey – The Final Chapter: Simple and Effective Exercises to Improve Hip Function and Reduce Injury Risk

The hip adductors don’t get much love from most bilateral multi-joint lower body exercises. With unilateral lower body exercises, demands of the adductors increase, but relying on indirect stimulation through inclusion of a few unilateral multi-joint exercises focused in the sagittal plane is not enough to optimize hip adductor strength and function.

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Bar-power outputs correlate to sport-specific performance (sprint speed and vertical jump height), compared with traditional 1-repetition maximum (1RM) measures, in elite athletes.

1RM Measures or Maximum Bar-Power Output: Which is More Related to Sport Performance?

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Example resistance training guidelines for maximizing muscle hypertrophy (growth) with resistance training

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resistance Training Volume to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy

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Supplement Review: Dietary Nitrate and Beetroot Juice

In the human body, Nitric Oxide (NO) promotes vasodilation, or widening of the blood vessels, which increases blood flow and reduces blood pressure [1-3]. NO is heavily involved with many physiological processes that affect exercise performance, including the regulation of blood flow, skeletal muscle contraction, and mitochondrial respiration and biogenesis [3-5].

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 5: How to Design the Optimal Hip Screening Protocol and Identify At-Risk Athletes

Designing and implementing testing and monitoring procedures to identify athletes who are at increased risk for suffering hip-related pathology is crucial for sustained, high-level, ice hockey performance.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears in the NFL: Beware of the Pre-Season, the Most Dangerous Time of Year

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The Hip in Ice Hockey Part 4: The Cost of Injury

Having healthy hips is an integral facet of sustained, high-level ice hockey performance. Due to their heavy use in the sport, they are frequently injured. The financial, performance, and time-loss costs can be extremely burdensome.

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