Building Muscle in a Caloric Balance vs. Bulking

Build muscle in a caloric balance

Can you build muscle in a caloric balance, and how does it compare to bulking? That’s what today’s question from Eskil is about: Can you talk about the difference between building muscle while in a caloric balance vs. bulking? That is, being in a caloric surplus. I answer this question in the video below, but … Read more

Powerlifting ABC: A Complete Training Program for Powerlifting!

Powerlifting ABC training program

Say hello to our newest training program: Powerlifting ABC! Powerlifting ABC is an 11 week long powerlifting program, divided into four weeks of preparatory training, four weeks of specialization, and three weeks of peaking – which culminates in a competition (or max attempts). The program is available in 3- and 4-day versions, where the volume increases … 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

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