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Your couch – An unexpected source of lower back pain?

January 28, 2013

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I mentioned in my list of injuries how I’ve hurt my lower back quite a few times. For the most part it doesn’t bother me, as long I take care of it. Like most people, I need to look out for things like twisting too much or leaning over improperly. If I avoid these things I’m […]

Cycling / clicking / sitting and knee pain

January 27, 2013

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A question from an email: “Hi Brian, I just came across your excellent site with the post about ITB stretching. Thanks, I am just trying to digest all of the info now. Could I ask a question – what is the primary reason for knee cap clicking? I have two problems 1) ITB pain – […]

My list of injuries with some stories to go along

January 22, 2013

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Last year I went on a vacation with some buddies and it was the first time we saw one another since turning 25. I remember talking to my friend Murph about this. Murph played high school football with me; he’s someone who was with me during many of these injuries. Me “How do you feel […]

“Getting your lady to train”

January 14, 2013

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So I’m on facebook, stalking a hot girl (this is really my only use for facebook), and I come across this article 3 Steps to Getting Your Lady to Train. Upon seeing this I’m immediately giddy with excitement because 1) T-Nation provides endless entertainment and 2) I’m assuming this is going to be written by a […]

Are diet drinks safe? Do artificial sweeteners really cause cancer?

January 9, 2013

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This is part of a series. Part 1 here, part 2 here, you’re reading part 3, and the series in its entirety is here.  This is covered pretty extensively elsewhere so I’m not going to go into as much detail as the previous sections. First, I’ve heard / read often “Artificial sweeteners are toxins, thus they are bad.” Well, alcohol is toxic, and […]

What’s up with diet drinks and appetite?

January 9, 2013

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This is part of a series. Part 1 here, you’re reading part 2, part 3 here, and the series in its entirety is here.  Diet drinks get chastised all over the place. I’m going to go over some of the more prevalent reasons, at least from what I’ve seen. One of the main arguments against diet drinks is they increase appetite. The […]

Is soda really that big of a deal when it comes to your body weight?

January 9, 2013

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This is part of a series. You’re reading part 1, part 2 here, part 3 here, and the series in its entirety is here.  Let me first be very clear, I am not at all advocating drinking soda or sugary drinks. I’m just going to go over the affect these things have on one’s weight; then we’ll go from there. […]