How to Train Your Calf Muscles: Exercises & Workout

Calf muscles

How do you train your calf muscles effectively? What exercises are the best for building your calves, and what does a good calf workout look like? Your calf muscles are among the largest muscle groups in your body. Located on the back of your lower leg, they are the muscles that are always working when you … Read more

How to Train Your Quad Muscles: Exercises & Workout

Quad muscle exercises

How do you train your quads effectively? What exercises are the best for building your quads, and what does a good quad workout look like? Your quad muscles, or quadriceps, are by far the largest muscle groups in your body. They’re the prize of your legs, making up the front of your thigh. And, if you’ve … Read more

StrengthLog’s Strength & Size – a Training Program for Getting Big and Strong

StrengthLog's Strength & Size

StrengthLog’s Strength & Size – and all our other programs – are available in our app StrengthLog! Download it for iOS and Android today! Do you want to train each muscle group more often than with Bodybuilding Ballet? Does the rolling schedule of Bodybuilding 313 not fit your personal schedule? Do you want to get both bigger and … 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

StrengthLog’s In a Hurry at the Gym: A Time-Optimized Program

in-a-hurry-at-the-gym

StrengthLog’s In a Hurry at the Gym is the program you need when you have a very limited time for an effective workout. Let’s face it, sometimes you need to optimize your training to suit how much time you have at your disposal. Even if your time in the gym is your favorite time of … Read more

How to Cut: Lose Fat and Keep Your Muscle Mass

lose fat and keep your muscle

Do you want to lose fat and keep your muscle? Sure you do. That is one of the main goals of most people you see in the gym sweating next to you. If you want to show off the physique you have built in the gym, you need to shed the layer of fat that … Read more

How Many Reps Should You Do to Build Muscle vs. Strength?

How many reps for strength vs muscle growth

What number of reps is best for building muscle or increasing your strength? Should you do low reps with heavy weights or high reps with light weights? In this post we are going to answer those questions, but first, here’s a summary of our recommendations: Muscle Growth: Anything between about 5–40 reps per set (between … Read more

Free Weights vs. Machines – Which Should You Train With?

Training with free weights

Should you be training with free weights or machines if you want to build muscle and strength? And does it make any difference if you are an advanced lifter or a beginner, or if you are young or old? Let’s start by clearing the two terms up: Free weights refer to all kinds of training … Read more

Sex Differences in Strength and Muscle Mass: Do Males and Females Gain the Same?

Is it harder for women to build muscle? Men and women have many things in common, but when it comes to building muscle, there are subtle but important things that separate us. Many things have a say in how much muscle you can gain, and how fast. Anabolic hormones and enzymes in our muscles are … Read more