Reps vs Weight: Which is Better for Building Muscle Mass & Making Progression in the Gym?

Reps vs Weight Which is Better for Building Muscle Mass

Lots of clients ask me: should I add more weight or do higher reps for progression? Or what about more sets? In this months issue of MASS (Monthly Application In Strength Sports) Eric Helms had an article tithed “Progression frame work for hypertrophy” which talked about progression through reps and load. Dr Mike also wrote … Read more

Why Strength Training is Important for Body Composition (Building Muscle & Losing Fat)

strength for body composition

I’m always hearing people say, “I don’t need to be strong, I just want to build muscle”. I know to a lot of people strength doesn’t matter because they just want to be swole. Being swole means more attention from the opposite sex, or same sex, whatever you prefer. But people don’t realise strength is … Read more

Performance Training for Body Composition (& the Energy Balance Equation)

You must be wondering what I mean by performance training for body composition. Before I explain, I think it’s crucial that we understand body composition and how it relates to energy balance. Body composition is a way to describe what the body is made up of. When talking about physical fitness, it describes the proportion … Read more