You’ll have noticed that I haven’t been blogging much as of late because I’ve been super busy. Despite that, I wanted to write a short blog post today to make a quick announcement.
Since Bret Contreras is a good friend of mine, I’ve just negotiated a special offer on a 1-year subscription to his publication, Strength and Conditioning Research. This is the monthly research round-up that he writes with his colleague, Chris Beardsley. I’ve been subscribed to it since it was launched and I’ve found it’s a great way to get new ideas for exercises and training methods to try in the gym.
This monthly publication breaks down 50 brand-new research studies into more easily digestible material. So rather than wading through papers that you’ve found on PubMed or Google Scholar to find out what is going on, you can just see the key points straight away. And without going through the tedious process of searching for relevant studies in the first place.
Anyway, the deal I’ve negotiated for you is great because you get:
• A recent back issue (so you get 13 issues for the price of 12)
• A 40-page research review on the key factors for gaining muscular strength
• A bonus e-book giving research-backed tips for training with rear-foot-elevated-split-squats
The rear-foot-elevated-split-squats e-book has been written by Bret and Chris exclusively for me, which is pretty darn cool if I do say so myself. You won’t find it available anywhere else. It’s got some really cool research-based tables in for converting loads between rear-foot-elevated-split-squats and two-leg squats, so you can always see what the equivalent tension will be on the muscles when swapping between these two exercises. And tension is key for muscle growth, as we well know.
It’s also got some great research-based tips on how to move the effects of rear-foot-elevated-split-squats between the quads and the glutes/hams and vice versa, all of which are summarized in a table of key points at the end. So if you want to use single-leg training to get bigger (and not just stronger), this is an absolute must.
You can check it out HERE.