The barbell back squat is a hugely popular exercise for both elite athletes and general gym goers. It is popular for many reasons, and in this article I will be talking about how to get stronger in this exercise.
Hypertrophy is an increase in cross-sectional area of muscle fibres. This article outlines what hypertrophy is, the key principles for adaptation, and the variables to consider in a training programme.
The term ‘sports specific’ is commonly used but often misunderstood. Images come to mind of exercises being made to look as similar as possible to the sporting task, with a view to making this relevant to the demands of the sport. In this article I explain what specificity really means and how we can make training more specific to the demands of the sport.