Dietary Supplements to Gain Muscle and Strength

dietary supplements

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

Training for Rep Strength vs. Max Strength?

Max strength vs rep strength

Today we’ve got a question on rep strength vs. max strength, from Miss Blue: “What are your tips for people like me, that have a high rep strength relative to their max strength. I’m having a hard time increasing my 1RM in the bench press, but I can still do 11 reps at 85% of … 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

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

Smith Machine vs. Free Barbell Squats?

Smith machine squat

Just the other day, we received a question from Shawn, who writes: “Hi bud, like your videos! Could you do one on Smith machine squats vs free weight squats, is one better than the other? Is 95 lbs in the smith machine equal to 95 lbs with a free barbell?” That’s a great question! And … Read more

Bodybuilding 313 – a Training Program for Bodybuilders

bodybuilding 313

Bodybuilding 313, the new training program for all you aspiring bodybuilders out there who want to build muscle! If you open your StrengthLog app today, you will be greeted by a brand new training program! It is a premium bodybuilding program called Bodybuilding 313. That name is not a reference to the license plate number … Read more

What Happens if You Forget to Take Creatine One Day?

What happens if you miss a day of your creatine supplement? We received a question on this topic from Niclas, who writes: “I have a question about creatine. I went without it during the holidays and I began taking it again when work started. However, it seems like more often than not, I forget to … Read more