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drop sets, resistance training, hypertrophy, muscle, failure, training, sport, bodybuilding, gains, mass, science, sport

Effects of drop sets on muscle hypertrophy

by P. Debraux | 19 September 2023

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?

caffeine, nutrition, consumption, supplementation, performance, sport, endurance, strength, power,ergogenic

Caffeine : Daily consumption and performance

by A. Manolova | 12 September 2023

Although not considered doping, caffeine is recognized for its ergogenic effects when taken before exercise. However, when consumed on a daily basis, does it have the same impact on physical performance?

strength, hypertrophy, science, sport, fitness, training, muscle, mass

Strength & hypertrophy: free-weights or machines?

by P. Debraux | 5 September 2023

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?

muscle, gains, protein, animal, plant-based, nutrition, diet, exercise, alternative

Muscle gains : are animal proteins superior to plant-based proteins?

by P. Debraux | 3 March 2023

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, volume, strength, muscle, hypertrophy, sport, science

Increase training frequency to improve strength and hypertrophy?

by P. Debraux | 25 October 2022

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.

muscle, hypertrophy, triceps, science, training, sport, fitness, resistance training, length, ROM

Triceps hypertrophy: impact of arm position

by P. Debraux | 18 October 2022

There are several variations of exercises to recruit the triceps brachii. But because of its bi-articular nature, not all exercises will have the same impact in terms of hypertrophic stimulation.

fitness, sport, science, training, workout, progressive overload, repetitions, loads, muscle, hypertrophy

Progressive overload: is it better to increase the load or the number of repetitions?

by P. Debraux | 4 October 2022

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?

fitness, hypertrophy, muscle, plyometrics, training, sport, maximal, power, science

Impact of plyometrics on muscle hypertrophy

by P. Debraux | 13 September 2022

The main interest of plyometric training lies in its ability to produce maximum power. However, some athletes question the relevance of this type of work for the purpose of muscle hypertrophy. What is really the case?

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