The Science of Weight Training New Year’s Sale

Happy new year.

As much as I am against the idea of new year’s resolutions, I acknowledge that many people use them as a chance to improve certain aspects of their lives.

For most people, getting in shape via training and/or a better diet is the most common resolution you hear.

For this reason, I am making The Science of Weight Training 100% free from January 1st until January 5th.

After this time period, I plan to keep it at just one dollar for the rest of the month.

As I’ve stated previously, The Science of Weight Training is the most complete guide to training and nutrition I have seen.

While it is science-heavy at points, I believe that offering the most accurate, non-biased information possible is better than offering gimmicks that don’t work.

Before writing The Science of Weight Training, I read over 4000 pages of research on training and diet.

I worked from morning until night, obsessed with making the best product possible.

I can say in all honesty that there is no stone left unturned, and that it is one of the best resources available for the weight-training enthusiast.


PS. Many people have been wondering when my next book (on bodyweight training) will be available.

Well, thankfully I can say that it is in the final stages of editing, and will be available very soon.

Stay tuned.




  1. Eric Richey says:

    Jon, I loved the book. It is absolutely phenomenal.
    I’ve been training for the latest 3 years, but due to a lack of proper bulking and screwing around with training routines (1 Year of serious Leg training), I have no idea whether I’m a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Lifter.

    As this programming advocates straight sets, 6×3, 8×3, 5×10… I messaged you in the past in regards to ramping up sets to a top heavy set for more developed lifters due to stress on tendons and ligaments from the high work load. Say Deadlifting 400–500 pounds for 10×3.

    Loved the book, just uncertain about the importance between ramping up sets to a top heavy set versus straight sets with same weight, especially as a lifter approaches his genetic potential.

    • Thanks a lot for kind words, I truly appreciate it. In regard to the routine, it is certainly a template that can be utilized and tweaked by the lifter based on their discretion. I am an advocate of ramp sets, and have used them numerous times in the past with good success.

      Also, based off the guidelines in the book and your years of training, you would fall into the ‘Recreationally trained’ category (1-5 years training experience). Based on that, you would only be deadlifting for 6 sets per week (again, you may tweak this as much as you please). And while there is no perfect science to gauging training status, I believe these categories are a good starting point to go off.

      Thanks again for the kind feedback!

      • Eric Richey says:

        Jon, thank you for the thoughtful response.

        With Ramp Sets, I would warm up to a top heavy set and call it good for that exercise. Alternatively, I drop back down to 90-95% for the same amount of reps.

        40%, 70%, 80%, 90%, TOP, 95%
        This would be an example of 6×3 with Ramp Sets.

        With light days however, 3×10, 5×10 etc.
        Seems more ideal to stick with Straight Sets, instead of Modified Straight Sets/Ramp Sets.

        I can always ask more questions in the future when the time comes for me to add 2-4 sets to each exercise, I’ve got a few years to go. Thank you for your expertise and experience.

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