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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 […]

How much do mental interventions help pain?

August 6, 2018

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The study, –Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Scattered points:   “The study was only done on older people!” Good. Older people are those with the most bias and preconceived notions. If anybody is going to have misbeliefs about what causes pain, it will be […]

A surgeon’s pain: exercise guidelines to feel better

July 23, 2018

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This is a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? Part 3: An exercise plan   Summarizing what we’ve learned so far Surgeons, or doctors who specialize in procedures, are a seriously at-risk population for musculoskeletal degeneration, and pain The prevalence of orthopedic problems has been increasing […]

Nutrition and surgery: How much should you eat after surgery?

July 20, 2018

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Preface: Don’t underestimate this. I know plenty of people who have gained upwards of 60 pounds after a surgery. Some of them have trouble getting this weight off years later. In fact, I know one person who for nearly 70 years (!!!) had the same waist size. After a foot surgery he gained 60 pounds […]

A surgeon’s pain: why are they so beat up?

July 16, 2018

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This is a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? (currently reading) Part 3: An exercise plan   Why are surgeons so beat up? I’m a personal trainer. Imagine you come into the gym to meet me for a workout. I hand you one of those light, […]