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science, sport, nutrition, fitness, hypertrophy, training, supplements, BCAA, gain, muscle, truth

BCAA supplements: useful or not?

by A. Manolova | 27 February 2024

The popularity of BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) rests mainly on the fact that they are said to stimulate muscle protein synthesis and reduce proteolysis, thus promulgating a positive net protein balance. But are they really necessary?

muscle, hypertrophie, gain, plateau, science, fitness, training, sport

Muscle hypertrophy : what's holding us back ?

by P. Debraux | 20 February 2024

It has been suggested that humans have a finite potential in their ability to grow skeletal muscle. However, if this plateau does exist, are there other physiological factors, in addition to genetic predisposition, that put the brakes on our muscle gains?

Fitness, sport, science, creatine, supplement, strength, muscle, mass, hypertrophy, recovery, myth, water retention, baldness, doping, steroid

Creatine and its myths: what does science have to say?

by P. Debraux | 23 January 2024

In the world of fitness, it's not always easy to sort the truth from the falsehood. And creatine is a victim of its own success. From unjustified fears about its safety to misunderstandings about its effects, creatine is often demonized.

creatine, nutrition, supplementation, brain, health, cognitive, depression, anxiety, science

Creatine and brain health: cognitive and neurological benefits

by P. Debraux | 16 January 2024

Creatine is mostly associated with enhanced athletic performance and muscle growth. However, recent scientific explorations have shed light on a different, but equally important, aspect of this well-known supplement: its impact on brain health.

fitness, resistance training, weight, lifting, health, benefits, dose, minimal, sport, physical activity, science, research

Resistance training: Minimum dose for better health

by P. Debraux | 10 January 2024

Resistance training is particularly recommended for its health benefits. However, lack of time is the main reason given for not exercising. Is there a minimum dose that would still provide some benefits?

strength, powerlifting, muscle, aging, senior, training, science, sport

Strength evolution across ages in powerlifting

by P. Debraux | 12 December 2023

Considered a factor in longevity, muscle strength decreases with aging. The minimum recommended doses and relatively short longitudinal studies do not allow us to know the real evolution of strength over the course of a lifetime. The study of powerlifters provides more information.

glutes, hypertrophy, hip thrust, squat, science, fitness, knowledge, strength, training, sport

Glutes hypertrophy: Hip thrust or parallel squat?

by P. Debraux | 5 December 2023

The squat has always been considered the king of exercises for developing the muscles of the lower limbs, particularly the glutes. In recent years, however, the hip thrust seems to have taken its place. But is it justified?

fitness, resistance training, strength, hypertrophy, gain, muscle, mass, training, periodization, science, sport

Effects of intensity and volume periodization on strength and hypertrophy

by P. Debraux | 29 November 2023

In resistance training, the effectiveness of the various methods of periodizing volume and intensity to boost muscle strength and hypertrophy is the subject of much debate. Does one strategy stand out, especially for advanced exercisers? Is periodization essential for optimizing hypertrophy?

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