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  • drop sets, resistance training, hypertrophy, muscle, failure, training, sport, bodybuilding, gains, mass, science, sport

    Effects of drop sets on muscle hypertrophy

    Drop Set is a very popular technique in bodybuilding. It consists of performing set until failure at a given load, then reducing the load and immediately continuing the set with as many repetitions as possible. The aim is to maximize motor unit recruitment. But are hypertrophy gains better than traditional sets?

  • caffeine, nutrition, consumption, supplementation, performance, sport, endurance, strength, power,ergogenic

    Caffeine : Daily consumption and performance

    Although not considered doping, caffeine is recognized for its ergogenic effects when taken before exercise. However, when consumed on a daily basis, does it have the same impact on physical performance?

  • strength, hypertrophy, science, sport, fitness, training, muscle, mass

    Strength & hypertrophy: free-weights or machines?

    In the quest for strength and hypertrophy, free-weights are often considered superior to machines, as they involve greater agonist/synergist activation and also allow much greater use of the core muscles. But is this really the case?

  • muscle, gains, protein, animal, plant-based, nutrition, diet, exercise, alternative

    Muscle gains : are animal proteins superior to plant-based proteins?

    Plant-based proteins are often considered "inferior" to proteins of animal origin. They would stimulate a lower rate of myofibrillar protein synthesis and they would not allow to sustain a good hypertrophy on the long term... But is this really the case?

  • training, frequency, volume, strength, muscle, hypertrophy, sport, science

    Increase training frequency to improve strength and hypertrophy?

    Training frequency is one of the most important variables. It allows to module the total training volume. However, the results of studies are not always convincing because of the level of training and the natural variability that exists between each individual.

  • muscle, hypertrophy, triceps, science, training, sport, fitness, resistance training, length, ROM

    Triceps hypertrophy: impact of arm position

    There are several variations of exercises to recruit the triceps brachii. But because of its bi-articular nature, not all exercises will have the same impact in terms of hypertrophic stimulation.

  • fitness, sport, science, training, workout, progressive overload, repetitions, loads, muscle, hypertrophy

    Progressive overload: is it better to increase the load or the number of repetitions?

    Progressive overload is a key principle in strength training that relies on increasing the load to ensure continuous neuromuscular adaptations. But what if the overload was done by increasing the number of repetitions instead?

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