Why Am I Struggling To Lift Heavier Weights?

Why Am I Struggling To Lift Heavier Weights_

Strength training has become a big deal in today’s society. More and more young folks realize that lifting heavy weights is a smart strategy for getting stronger and improving their body composition. However, lifting heavy has become somewhat risky thanks to influencers. When you start at the gym, the first thing you’ve got to understand […]

How To Get Stronger Without Getting Bigger

The gains in muscle mass and muscle strength are closely interconnected. Generally, greater muscle mass will result in greater strength. This is understandable when considering a very basic principle: strength equals mass times acceleration. Therefore, to have more strength, one must have more mass or move it more rapidly. This is why individuals with a […]

What Can Happen if I Aim For Resistance, But Using 1RM?

Training muscular strength is something common for high-performance athletes, bodybuilders, young individuals, and older adults. It’s becoming increasingly clear that in the world of fitness and physical training, a common goal for everyone is to improve muscular strength. This is because having good muscular strength is beneficial not only for weightlifters themselves but also for […]

How ROM Training Can Help You Gain Muscle Mass

The range of motion (ROM), which refers to the ability of our muscles to elongate, is a forgotten capacity in strength training. When discussing performance determinants in strength training, ROM is the least of the concerns. We often come across discussions about volume, intensity, frequency, or even training time, but ROM is not a variable […]

Countermovement Jump (CMJ): The Ultimate Test For Lower Body Power

countermovement jump

The ability to jump high is a game-changer in many sports like soccer, basketball, handball, or volleyball. Vertical jumping often allows you to outperform your opponent in heading a corner kick, grabbing a rebound before your adversary, clearing a barrier in handball, or reaching higher for a slam dunk in volleyball. In other words, vertical […]

RPE in Powerlifting vs Velocity Based Training (VBT)

Powerlifting is a sport that has gained a significant number of followers in recent years. This sport, which was virtually unknown in the 1990s, reached its peak in the early 2000s and now, in 2023, it has become a social phenomenon. I’m sure you’ve seen people in your gym performing the fundamental exercises (squat, deadlift, […]

What Is An Explosive Strength Training Program Like?

explosive strength training program

What Is An Explosive Strength Training Program Like? Strength is one of the most important physical capacities for sports performance. Years ago, muscular strength was not as fashionable as it is now. In fact, in endurance sports such as athletics or in other sports such as soccer or basketball it was not a physical capacity […]

Hyperplasia vs. Hypertrophy: Building Muscle

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of people going to the gym with the aim of improving their physical fitness. While it is true that this increase in physical exercise levels has an effect on people’s health, when asked the main reason for going to the gym, it is always […]

Velocity Based Training For Powerlifters

Velocity Based Training (VBT) is a type of training that allows you to know how hard you are training for each repetition of the workout. VBT is a system that is not new and does not work for all sports, but, nevertheless, it helps a lot to monitor the training load and the progress of […]

A Guide to Load-Velocity Profiling in VBT

Velocity Based Training or VBT is a type of training that considers the velocity of execution of the sporting gesture in question. Currently, the applications that measure the velocity of execution do so in certain movements such as the squat, deadlift, bench press, pull-up or pull-up, among others. These exercises allow you to monitor the […]