The year is almost over.
Looking back, I’d say 2017 was the year of volume. Volume is a key driver of muscle hypertrophy, and the bulk of the evidence is starting to suggest it may be the most important variable.
The first review paper below provides a nice recap (the authors went so far as to call volume “The Most Effective Variable in Resistance Training” in the title!).
More and more researchers agree, too. I even heard Dr. Brad Schoenfeld mention it last week in an interview (second link down below). In case you live under a rock, Schoenfeld is arguably the leading muscle hypertrophy researcher.
So, volume is key. That’s gotta be the #1 trend in hypertrophy research in 2017.
On the nutrition side, protein is still a popular topic, and protein powder is still the #1-selling sports supplement. In that spirit, I’m happy I got you 5% off from today’s sponsor, Genetidyne
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Thanks for sticking around this year. I appreciate it. Best wishes for huge gains in 2018,
Carl Juneau, PhD