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Understanding why your tibial slope can increase your odds of ACL injury

October 15, 2020

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When it comes to predisposition for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, we tend to focus on women. “They’re weaker, they have larger Q angles, is it something with their hormones?” We’ve found some truth in these hypotheses, though we’ve looked at the hormone factor and didn’t find anything. Men can only blame that on so […]

My 33 mile day hike in the Great Smoky Mountains

August 18, 2020

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About 3 years ago, –How I trained for the steepest day climb in America The past year I’d been biking for the majority of my exercise. I put my kids in a trailer and tow them along. I was doing this mainly when taking them to school, to help with time management. With no school […]

TKEs aren’t that great for knees

June 8, 2020

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TKE = Terminal Knee Extension exercise. The most fundamental version of the exercise: Getting fancier: Adding some bro to it: More than once, this exercise has made its way around the interwebz as being the holy grail to solving knee pain. Namely by waking up the quadriceps, specifically the VMO (vastus medialis). I’ve covered the […]

A formula for whether you should go back into a gym (or anywhere else)?

June 1, 2020

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This is the most helpful thought process I’ve come across for looking at what environments you should expose yourself to in 2020, and it’s rather simple: “If a person’s occupational risk of becoming infected and risk of death from infection each approaches 10%, their occupational mortality risk becomes 1 in 100 — 10 times the […]

Can resistance bands increase muscle size and strength?

April 14, 2020

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This was originally written for another site, edited with some corrections and relevance, as I thought it might be useful during this time when so many are doing home workouts. – Sure they can. The following study had three groups of women. Step Aerobics (SA) SA for 25 minutes + Resistance Training (SAR25) SA for […]

Boutique fitness is and isn’t working?

April 9, 2020

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First, the good news. From 2008 to 2018, 9% less people are sedentary 11% more people are meeting minimum aerobic physical activity guidelines 6% more people are meeting strength training guidelines CDC Exercise Rates That’s pretty damn impressive. It’s not like it’s the adoption rate of using iPhones, but if you’re a fitness professional who inevitably, regularly, feels like […]

You don’t need GPS (privacy invasion) to log your run workouts

March 30, 2020

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“You don’t need to worry about privacy if you have nothing to hide.” Well, –Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. “I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the […]

Kobe Bryant ate McDonald’s before scoring 81 points

February 19, 2020

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Kobe Bryant had various meanings to people. Good, bad, indifferent. For me, he was, by far, the most thoughtful high profile athlete I know of. In terms of how he dissected getting better, his desire to improve his game, his entire approach towards life. I’m not sure you’ll come across an athlete who had, and […]