Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about MASS?

Read below to get the answers you need!

Will I get access to the entire archive of 60+ editions when I subscribe?

Yes! All subscribers automatically unlock the full MASS archive (500+ articles and videos).

In addition to getting a new issue of MASS every month for the lifetime of your subscription, you also will instantly be granted access to our entire archive. That’s approximately 500 articles and videos, 380 audio episodes, and 100 hours of video.

Honestly, the value is pretty insane.

Our MASS archive is going to be a treasure trove for you if you’re looking for up to date, evidence-based advice or commentary on programming, nutrition, supplements, recovery, sports psychology, biomechanics, muscle physiology, and more. 

And with an easily searchable, meticulously categorized member website, finding articles and videos on the topics you’re interested in will be a breeze.

“MASS has become the library of evidence-based research for my consulting and coaching business.”

– MASS Subscriber

How is MASS different from other research reviews?

MASS is the research review for strength and physique athletes and coaches.

Other research reviews in our area do a great job keeping you up to date with research into general health and fitness, nutrition research, and research relevant to S&C coaches that work with athletes from other sports, but no research reviews focus exclusively and specifically on people who want to gain muscle, get stronger, and improve their body composition. 

If you’re a powerlifter, weightlifter, strongman, CrossFitter, bodybuilder, physique competitor, or a coach for a strength or physique sport, you’ll open your issue of MASS every month to see 6 articles, 5+ Research Briefs, and 2 videos that are very relevant to you, helping you to get an edge on competition. If you fall into one of those groups, MASS is perfect for you. 

Here are a few other things that make us different:

MASS is a great monthly value. Each monthly issue of MASS is longer than those from most other research reviews (ours are normally 100+ pages). You get more content per dollar you spend.

Every article published in MASS is rigorously peer reviewed. MASS is created by four of the smartest people in the industry. Each article is peer reviewed by all other members, meaning you get more nuanced, well-rounded information. We also include audio conversations discussing the findings of each study we review. 

MASS has a sleek, professional design. MASS is beautifully designed and easy to read. Every issue contains around 40 infographics to help you interpret and understand each study quickly and easily.

You have the option to skim or dive deep. We include summaries and key takeaways for each study we review, so you can easily skim everything, then dive deep into the topics that interest you.

We include audio episodes every month. Prefer to listen? We record short audio conversations about each article we review, so you have options for how to get the information. 

Every issue of MASS includes unique video content. Every monthly issue of MASS also contains two video presentations that aim to give you a broader, concept review of some of the most important topics in strength, physique, and nutrition research.

We’re never late. We’ve published 60+ issues of MASS now (that’s more than 5 years of content). Every single issue has been released right on schedule. On the first of every month, you’ll have MASS in your inbox – guaranteed.

“I subbed to many of the fitness research reviews and canceled most of the other ones. This one is the best, no question.”

– MASS Subscriber

Can I unsubscribe at any time?

Absolutely. When you subscribe, we’ll send you a receipt email with a link to a page where you can manage your subscription. You can unsubscribe at any time quickly and easily.

How will I be billed?

You only need to enter your payment information once, and then we’ll automatically bill you on the same date you signed up. For example, if you choose the monthly subscription and purchase on April 30, we’ll bill you May 30 for your next month.

“MASS is super helpful. The audio/video formats allow me to listen while I do other work (programming/meal planning/etc.) And the written formats are great for when I have a chance to sit down and read (slightly less often).”

– MASS Subscriber

Who is this for?

  • Competitors in any strength or physique sport
  • Coaches who work with clients in any strength or physique sport
  • Trainers whose clients are primarily interested in gaining muscle, losing fat or getting stronger
  • Nerdy fitness enthusiasts

“MASS is a true gem among the evidence based practitioners. It’s obvious how much time the team puts into the monthly review, audio and videos. Also, the support in the private facebook group is fantastic… Seriously, best money I’ve spent.”

– MASS Subscriber

When will I get my issue of MASS each month?

We’ll send out a brand new issue of MASS on the first of every month via email. We’ll also post the new issue in the membership website you have access to so you can easily download and read from there, too. 

“Finally real scientist/researchers who talk about evidence in this young science. So hard to find that quality of analysis and critics that go beyond way way beyond of just the way to common gym-bodybuilding “science” or shortly “bro-science”!”

– MASS Subscriber

If I subscribe yearly or lifetime, what happens if MASS shuts down?

Yearly and lifetime subscriptions come with a guarantee that if we ever close up shop and stop making MASS (though there are certainly no plans to do so in the future), you’ll never pay more than what you otherwise would have paid for the monthly subscription.