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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, […]

Why is the U.S. so bad at soccer?

June 18, 2018

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I’m not sure I can give a satisfactory answer to this question, but I do know I can dispel the most commonly given reasons. This isn’t going to be a rigorous analysis. Just enough to get some points across.   “America doesn’t care about soccer. Nobody plays it here.” 1.5 million kids played organized youth […]

Should you take ibuprofen for an injury?

June 15, 2018

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Toxicology is definitely not something I know much about. I had no idea how deep of a topic this was before I started researching it. So keep in mind I could be misinterpretating some things, but I’m going to try and give as clear of a picture as I can so you can avoid the […]

Should you ice an injury?

June 8, 2018

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I’ve never quite understood the rationale, or obession we seem to have, behind icing an injury. From what I hear the theory is reduce inflammation and swelling, which will then help the injury heal faster. However, if the body is generating all this inflammation and swelling immediately after an injury, maybe it is a necessity? […]