Can Bodyweight Exercises Build Muscle?

One of the biggest misconceptions in the fitness community is the notion that bodyweight training is useless for muscle growth.

Given my affinity for bodyweight training (or ‘calisthenics’) over the years, I have constantly been told by others that it is a waste of time, and that I would be better off solely focusing on weight training. [Read more…]

Can You Build Muscle with Super High Reps?

A while back I wrote a post demonstrating how while the general consensus has always been that a 8 – 12 rep range is “best” if you’re trying to build muscle, the reality is that there is NO best rep range for muscle growth.

This is because a superbly conducted study by BJ Schoenfeld demonstrates that when you equate for total volume (being total amount of WEIGHT moved), the muscular growth will be the same, regardless of whether you lifted for sets of 3 reps, or sets of 10 reps. [Read more…]