Strength & Conditioning Research Online

Strength & Conditioning Research

An encyclopedia of strength and conditioning methods, covering the best ways to build muscle, improve strength, develop athletic performance, and avoid injury.


S&C Research is an encyclopedia of strength and conditioning methods for enhancing athletic ability. Navigate through our website to learn what the research says about the optimal ways to build muscle, improve maximum strength, develop sprinting speed and muscular power, and even prevent injury. See our recently updated pages here:


Rate of force development



Muscle fiber type

Regional hypertrophy

Blood flow restriction training

Foam rolling

Functional Movement Screen


Gluteus maximus

Gluteus medius



The free newsletter

Every month, our team reviews a study and sends it out to those people on our free newsletter. To get access these study reviews in the future, just enter your email below. These study reviews are not published on the blog and do not appear in the monthly research review. So don’t miss out. Sign up now!

The monthly research review

Every day, new studies are being published, revealing better training methods for speed, strength or size. They help clarify the best ways to recover from muscle soreness or rehabilitate from injury. But far too many articles are being published each day for you to find, download and read the full texts of every single one.

To help you access this knowledge despite a lack of time, the S&C Research review provides you with concise summaries of the 50 most important studies, every month. Each edition of the review is provided as both PDF and e-reader files for kindle and iPad, allowing you to maximize your commuting time or other unproductive times for reading.

And even though it is easily the most comprehensive research review in the fitness industry, the S&C Research review is also one of the lowest-priced, at only $10 per month. Plus, there is no long-term commitment – you can stop paying at any time. Want to learn more?

Contributed articles

Can Massage Reduce Muscle Soreness in Bodybuilders?

Foam Rolling and Stretching for Increased Ankle Flexibility

Glute Bridges and Isometric Hip Abduction Exercises: A Study