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An advanced way to stretch the IT band for runners

August 13, 2019

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The iliotibial (IT) band is one of the most commonly complained of areas for runners. We’ve gone over stretching the IT band a lot here- –Why foam rolling isn’t the way to go –The anatomy of the IT band and a great stretch for it –Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch The […]

The dubious value of laboratory fitness

July 8, 2019

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This is the most impressive performance I know of: The combination of physical and mental? Basically by one individual, not a team of people? Man, if you know something better, something stretching the limits of what a human can do in a more comprehensive manner, let me know. Not to mention that Youtube video has, […]

Injury risk adds up quicker than you think

May 13, 2019

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For any deadlift session, what’s the chance you blow your back out? – Something hard to know is the injury risk of any given exercise. Even harder is knowing the injury risk of a given exercise for a given person. The most well known injured area is the lower back. One of the most well […]

Why do so few athletes suffer hearing loss?

April 8, 2019

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It’s a noisy planet tells us, The Kansas City Chiefs stadium has recorded decibel levels as high as 137 The 2012 Super Bowl got to 107 Some basketball games get to 109 Anybody fairly familiar with sports knows this. Sports involve tons of screaming and other loud sounds (engines, hits, whistles, buzzers, etc.). And, “Remember, […]

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 […]