Can You Get Stronger While Cutting?

Get stronger while cutting

Can you get stronger while cutting and losing weight? That’s what today’s question from Nora is about: Is it possible to get stronger while losing weight? That is, while you are in a caloric deficit? I answer this question in the video below, but if you’d rather read, you can skip to the transcript below … 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

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