Training

Menstrual cycle periodization

Menstrual cycle periodization

Ok, we admit it. We coined that term, pun intended. Scientists use phrases like ‘menstrual phase based strength training programming’. Menstrual periodization is more concise and, well, interesting. More importantly, there’s hard science behind this concept. Women can gain more strength and muscle by designing their strength training program in accordance with their menstrual cycle. Here’s how.   Estrogen: convicted […]

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Recomping, training frequency, calorie cycling & more [video interview]

Recomping, training frequency, calorie cycling & more [video interview]

In this video, one of Menno Henselmans’s clients and fellow digital nomad and fitness blogger, Mario Tomic (the guy in the featured image), interviews Menno about training for body recomposition. 00:36 Intro – Who is Menno Henselmans? 02:15 Body Recomposition (The so-called “holy grail” of diet and exercise) – Overview of the current state of the industry and practice. Can […]

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Mastering training and nutrition [podcast]

Mastering training and nutrition [podcast]

“For episode 48 of FitInfoClub, Menno Henselmans, known for his science driven approach to all things training, comes on the show to talk programming, effective methods for growing lagging muscle groups, tailoring different dieting strategies to athletes/clients, coaching, continuing ed, and more!”   Click here to listen to the full podcast interview. Or click here for the iTunes version.

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2 Autoregulation methods to improve your training progress

2 Autoregulation methods to improve your training progress

Autoregulation, periodization, deloading, recovery, fatigue… these concepts are thrown around a lot without specification of what they mean, often because the person using these terms only has a vague notion him- or herself and is mainly using the term to sound sophisticated. To cut through the confusion, in this article I’ll share 2 concrete and well defined autoregulation methods you […]

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4 More big bodybuilding myths

4 More big bodybuilding myths

Click here to read Part 1 of this series: 3 Reasons You Should Be Bodybuilding Bodybuilding. The word immediately evokes distaste in many people. Bronzed, oiled up men in thongs showing off their clearly unnaturally large bodies…and women that look just like men. I understand the stigma, yet I consider myself a bodybuilder. In part 2 of this series I’ll show you […]

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A stats exercise with The Norwegian Frequency Project

A stats exercise with The Norwegian Frequency Project

My recent interview about training frequency and bro splits was hugely popular and caused quite a stir in the fitness industry. If you haven’t watched that yet, do so before reading this post, otherwise you won’t understand a word of it.   Lyle McDonald chimed in with a comment about the Norwegian Frequency Project.   Do pay close attention to […]

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How your training should change as you get more advanced [interview]

How your training should change as you get more advanced [interview]

If you’ve seen my recent posts, you’ll know this is a topic that I think is hugely underrated in the fitness industry, perhaps especially in the evidence-based fitness industry. Very few coaches recognize that program design should be influenced strongly by how advanced the trainee is. What works best for a beginner and what works best for an advanced trainee […]

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