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The Real Talk With Client Series

December 17, 2018

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Stemming from We’re way overcomplicating gaining muscle and getting stronger I’m going to have a series where the motto is, I don’t know, let’s call it something corny like “ruthless pragmatism.” There has been a trend in the fitness space of investigating research, then attempting to work backwards to a practical recommendation. On the surface, this makes […]

We’re way overcomplicating gaining muscle and getting stronger

November 26, 2018

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Fitness is always going through trends. It’s like fashion. A recent one is make-your-eyes-bleed dives into hypertrophy and strength research. Reminder: Arnold was a big deal fifty (!) years ago. Do people have better physiques now than then? Do you truly think next month is going to provide some profound insight into gaining muscle from […]

Recent reviews for better shoulders, lower backs, and more

October 29, 2018

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From some recent clients: Kiel’s shoulder, Brandon’s lower back, Shawn, who had various issues going on, *** Want to get working out again but have something holding you back? Let’s talk. ***

Mindless Eating’s fall from grace

October 1, 2018

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–Cornell Food Researcher’s Downfall Raises Larger Questions For Science If you need to catchup, Brian Wansink was, I think a case can easily be made, the most famous nutrition researcher in the world. Primarily because he wrote a book called Mindless Eating. I wrote, glowingly, about this book many years ago: –How your environment makes […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #24

September 24, 2018

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   CrossFit is laying people off Possibly 40% of their headquarters staff. […]

The futility of averages in exercise science research (new info on Schoenfeld’s new study)

September 17, 2018

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I recently discussed Brad Schoenfeld’s latest study. I went over the small sample size issue. I would have liked to go more in depth on that, but the paper did not include the results for each individual. Luckily, James Krieger, a coauthor, has published that data. Much like Brad, I’m a big fan of James’. […]

Schoenfeld’s new volume and muscle strength and size study

September 10, 2018

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Brad Schoenfeld came out with a new paper, –Resistance Training Volume Enhances Muscle Hypertrophy –His more layman’s write up I want to give some details and thoughts I haven’t seen discussed, with the background of Lyle McDonald review, here.   What did the study do? Trained subjects performed, 1 set 3 sets 5 sets Per exercise, per […]

Guidelines for talking with clients about politics

August 20, 2018

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One of the stark differences between personal training and other healthcare providers is the communication frequency. Most don’t see any healthcare provider more than once every six months. If they do see them often, it’s usually only for a few months. Such as being in physical therapy, or needing some extra dental work done, where […]