Dietary Supplements to Gain Muscle and Strength

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Do dietary supplements make you big and strong? No, they don’t. No legal supplement will make you bigger or stronger by itself. You can’t pop a pill and expect to have it build muscle for you.  However, combined with strength training, a select few can help you build muscle and grow stronger. Which ones are … Read more

Protein Needs Based on Fat-Free Mass?

Protein needs and fat-free mass

Today we’ve got a question on protein needs, from Stefan in Sweden. He writes: “If I understand correctly, protein intake is often mentioned in terms of grams of protein per kilo of bodyweight, for instance 2 grams per kilo. Wouldn’t fat-free mass be a more relevant metric, since a person at 80 kilos would have … Read more

Q&A: Long Term Training Considerations for Powerlifters – with Alexander Eriksson

Alexander Eriksson on powerlifting training

We reached out to Alexander Eriksson (@ae.power) – the reigning European champion, and general powerlifting mastermind – to pick his brain on powerlifting training in the long-term perspective. Class in session! Q: How should a powerlifters’ training change over the years, as they move from being a beginner to advanced? Alex: – Powerlifting stands out as … Read more

StrengthLog’s Full-Body Hypertrophy

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StrengthLog’s Full-Body Hypertrophy is a full-body program. Full-body training might just be the most time-efficient way to structure your workouts if you have two or three days a week at your disposal to spend in the gym.  After a workout, you add new muscle protein as a result of your efforts for about 24 hours. … Read more

Barbell Training Program for the Beginner

Beginner barbell training program

This training program is available in our app StrengthLog! Download it for iOS here or for Android here. So you want to start lifting weights? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this article you will find a training program perfect for you who want to get started with effective strength training. The prerequisite … Read more

Zero to Hero: An Upper/Lower Body Training Program for Strength and Size!

Zero to Hero training program

Today, a brand new premium program is waiting for you in the StrengthLog app: Zero to Hero! Zero to Hero is a 10-week long upper / lower body training program, centered around classic compound lifts. Initially, you focus more on hypertrophy-style training, and towards the end train more and more with heavy weights. Over the … Read more

Five Ways to Get Bigger and Stronger

Training to get bigger and stronger

Do you know what the fundamental principle of resistance training is? It is to increase the stress you put on your muscles, and thus stimulate them to grow bigger and stronger. It doesn’t matter if you train primarily for strength or muscle growth: you cannot avoid the fundamental principle of placing progressively higher demands on … Read more

Training Volume: How Many Sets for Strength and Muscle Growth?

training volume for strength and muscle growth

How many sets should you do in your training? Next to how heavy and how many reps you do when you train, your training volume is probably one of the most important factors for your results. In this post, we will take a closer look at how many sets you should do in your training. … Read more