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Unravelling the Mysteries of Training Frequency for Hypertrophy

As discussed in my article on manipulating intensity, volume and frequency for muscle gain, training frequency is one of the most important variables …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>Posted by Sindre Beyer on Friday, July 28, 2017<p>Last week, a photograph that appeared to show six women wearing burqas on a bus sparked a heated debate in a private Facebook group for Norwegians critical of immigration.<p>For many members of the group, which is called …

Angela Merkel

The 20-Rep Squat Routine: Old School Strength Training

<b>For all neophytes who have no clue how to train hard, I suggest you heed some practical lore from the past.</b> Back in the day when they had no …

Einstein's Famous Equation Isn't The Full Story

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

The Simplest Explanation Is Usually the Right One

The 14th-century Franciscan friar and logician William of Ockham (or Occam, in the Latin spelling) once wrote "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine …

The Strength Athlete's Guide to Building, Strengthening, and Caring for Your Posterior Chain

The posterior chain is a fancy name for the the muscles on the back of the body. Your Traps, Rear Deltoids, Lats, Spinal Erectors, Glutes, and …

Body-Part Splits Are Dead

Five Reasons Your Workout Plan is Holding You Back<p>Body-Part Splits Are For Newbs and Drug Users<p>Body-part split routines are a rite of passage for …

Exercise

7 Random Thoughts on Plyometrics

<b>Today's guest article comes from Cressey Sports Performance coach Miguel Aragoncillo. Miguel is also one of the contributors to the new Cressey</b> …

Innovation

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Get Bigger Lifts With Looser Hips<p>Hips Don't Lie<p>Take a look at any lifter from the side and you'll notice something obvious: there's a ton of muscle …

Hips

Why Are My Muscles Not Growing? The Training Effect

Have you ever wondered why your muscles are not growing effectively?<p>I have been working in the fitness industry for 12 years as a personal trainer …

A Beginner’s Guide to Squat Variations | Poliquin Article

The back squat is the single most productive lift you can perform in the gym. It’s the king of exercises, and there are many squat variations that …

Workouts

3 Intense Hypertrophy Workouts for Serious Functional Fitness Athletes

When it comes to metabolic conditioning workouts, there can be a wide array of rep schemes, exercises, and expected training outcomes. Functional …

Exercise

HIT MASS Program: 3 Day High Intensity Training Split

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration6 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>3<p>Time Per Workout60-75 …

Zydrunas Savickas Injures Deltoid, Withdraws from Arnold Strongman Classic

Legendary strongman — and eight-time Arnold Strongman Classic Champion — Zydrunas Savickas announced via Instagram that he’s pulling out of this …

SA faces famine threat from toxic alien weed

Almost reluctantly, Riaan Malan (not his real name) bends down in a field filled with pretty white flowers. He tears one off at the stem. “Do you …

Gupta calls Jonas a liar

Ajay Gupta has denied meeting Mcebisi Jonas, calling the deputy finance minister “blatantly dishonest”.<p>Jonas made headlines last year with an …

Gordhan urged to save Wild Coast from Sanral toll road

Cape Town – A social worker who is taking former South African National Road Agency (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli to court over the Cape Winelands tolling …

At last, some details on Stephen Hawking’s solution to black hole problem

Stephen Hawking and colleagues have finally provided more information about how black holes might preserve information.

China and Africa: will the honeymoon continue?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with IMF Direct.</i><p>China’s President Xi Jinping’s recent pledge of US$60 billion in financial support over …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Take a look at this early concept art for He-Man

<i>The Art of He Man and the Masters of the Universe</i> is a forthcoming hardcover book from Dark Horse, due for release in April.<p>It tells the story of how one of the 1980s most successful fiction-and-toy franchises came into being, including awesome characters like She-Ra, Cringer and Man-at-Arms. …

Somebody Finally Built a Star Trek Communicator

The $99 Onyx is coming to fulfill all your away team dreams.<p><i>(Photo Credit: OnBeep)</i><p>Sci-fi fans have eagerly awaited the moment when <i>Star Trek</i> technologies become a reality. Thanks to On Beep, at least one of them has. Sort of.<p>It may not be as robust as Trek version, but the $99 Onyx allows users to …

Star Wars: Episode VII is titled 'The Force Awakens'

Disney announces the official title<p>Disney quietly took to Twitter this morning to reveal the name of the new Star Wars sequel, <i>The Force Awakens</i>. The J.J. Abrams film wrapped principal photography recently — our friends at Esquire have photos from the wrap party. It's a title that's very much in …

Star Wars

How to Turn Peanut Butter Into a Diamond

A little pressure and a lot of heat can turn some Skippy into condensed carbon.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Getty Images)</i><p>You don't need to dig into the Earth to find diamonds. Just reach for the Jif. In his quest to mimic conditions deep inside the Earth, Dan Frost of the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany has …

These Lamp Posts Will Charge Your BMW

BMW will expand the number of places electric car users can charge up with a new dual-function lamp post.<p>BMW will expand the number of places electric car users can charge up with a new dual-function lamp post.<p>The company has already erected two prototype Light and Charge street lights outside its …

The Week In Drones: Flying Cars, Robotic Starlings, And Braaaains

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Drones On The Brain, Brains On The Drone</b><p>DARPA researchers tested a human-brain-inspired microchip on a drone. To test the new chip, …