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Drop Set is a very popular technique in bodybuilding. It consists of performing set until failure at a given load, then reducing the load and immediately continuing the set with as many repetitions as possible. The aim is to maximize motor unit recruitment. But are hypertrophy gains better than traditional sets?
In the quest for strength and hypertrophy, free-weights are often considered superior to machines, as they involve greater agonist/synergist activation and also allow much greater use of the core muscles. But is this really the case?
Plant-based proteins are often considered "inferior" to proteins of animal origin. They would stimulate a lower rate of myofibrillar protein synthesis and they would not allow to sustain a good hypertrophy on the long term... But is this really the case?
Training frequency is one of the most important variables. It allows to module the total training volume. However, the results of studies are not always convincing because of the level of training and the natural variability that exists between each individual.
Progressive overload is a key principle in strength training that relies on increasing the load to ensure continuous neuromuscular adaptations. But what if the overload was done by increasing the number of repetitions instead?
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