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60 seconds or less: Youth sports intensity

March 4, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. “What’s the right age to get serious about a sport?” High school. If the greatest players of all-time didn’t need to get serious before then, neither does anybody else. Alex Rodriguez: “Take us behind […]

60 seconds or less: Fitness genetics

January 14, 2019

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This is part of the Real Talk With Client Series. Click here for the rules. Go here to see other topics. Explaining genetics, or the limits of hard work I had a client, John. He was 45 years old. He had been in the gym some, but never seriously. A goal was to bench press his bodyweight. For context, an impressive bench […]

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 […]

Why American football’s strength and conditioning doesn’t, and shouldn’t, resemble other sports

October 22, 2018

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Every year it’s somebody in football. A few years back it was a bullying phenomenon in the NFL. Oregon’s strength and conditioning program was thrust into the spotlight last offseason due to multiple players being hospitalized. This past offseason Maryland has been scrutinized. Some get outraged, going so far as to say football is holding back […]

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 […]

How to beat Mat Fraser in CrossFit

August 13, 2018

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Mat Fraser won the 2018 CrossFit Games for his third title in a row. I’ve talked about him before, –Mat Fraser’s CrossFit Games training –16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016 I’ve mainly been praiseworthy, illustrating why he’s not only winning the Games, but annihilating the competition. Bringing us to this article. Why has the […]

How big of an issue are head injuries in soccer?

July 30, 2018

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Some background to start Let’s use American football players as our starting point, since this topic more often revolves around them. I’ve previously written, –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? One blurb to catch us up, “The standardized mortality ratio, SMR, is the rate compared to the general U.S. population. At 1.80, […]