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The S&C Research Review, by Chris Beardsley

It is easy to see that we are living through the most remarkable period in history, all because of the internet.

Just a few years back, most scientific information was held in books, and was unavailable in digital format. 

Now, everything is online. So we can easily access any knowledge we want.

And this has produced huge changes around the world.

Already in the fitness industry, strength coaches and personal trainers are going far beyond outdated, official guidelines by reading previously-inaccessible scientific knowledge, and are achieving amazing results.

And this opportunity is getting even bigger.

As funding into sports science increases, the number of studies being carried out into strength training and athletic performance is accelerating. Dozens of new sports science articles are being published every day.

So this is a very exciting time to be alive in the fitness industry, whether you work with athletes, train people in the general population, or just want to achieve maximal muscle growth for yourself!


Where is all this information?

If you are a member of a professional body, you will already receive a dedicated peer-reviewed journal of original research.

But there are more than 100 high-quality sports science journals regularly publishing peer-reviewed investigations. So if you are only reading one or maybe two journals, you are missing out on the bigger picture.

You can easily check this for yourself.

PubMed searches for "athletic performance" and "resistance training" each bring up over 9,000 entries. A search for "strength training" produces 4,000 more.

We often say it's a small world, but when it comes to sport science, it is actually a far larger world than you might think.


How does the science fit together?

With all of this research available, you might think that the main challenge is tracking down the right piece of information. Indeed, it is often just like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

But far more challenging is actually figuring out how all the science fits together.

This is especially true for strength training and muscle growth, because there are *always* several papers from different research groups that address the same question, in slightly different ways, which report different results.

When you pick up a study to read, do you know for certain whether there is previous research in that area, and what that research reported? If not, you could easily come away with the wrong impression of how something works.


What is the solution?

For the last 5 years, Chris Beardsley has been summarizing sports science for the fitness industry, bringing the latest research to strength coaches, personal trainers, and enthusiasts all around the world.

The S&C Research Review

Each edition covers only the 10 most important new research studies in the fields of strength training, athletic performance, and muscle growth, using charts and graphs to clarify the key points and show the practical implications.


What does an edition look like?

Each of the study reviews in the edition looks like this, with an introduction, background, summary, analysis of results, and commentary sections:



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