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Browsing All Posts filed under »Theoretical Movement Science«

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 […]

Full ROM lifting is way overhyped

April 16, 2018

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There has been no greater idiocy in the fitness world than the full range of motion debate. Gyms, CrossFit boxes and internet forums filled with sentiments of, If you don’t squat ass to grass (ATG) you’re half human If you bench press and the bar doesn’t touch your chest, your testicles shrink   ATG squatting […]

Better understanding recovery differences as we age

January 8, 2018

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This study got some undeserved publicity in the fitness world: –Comparisons in the Recovery Response From Resistance Exercise Between Young and Middle-Aged Men The researchers looked at young males, average age 21 years, compared to middle age ones, average age 47 years, and found, in response to a high volume resistance exercise protocol, there was […]

How and why height impacts strength

November 20, 2017

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At 6’4″, I’m tall. I started lifting weights with other guys at 13 years old. When you’re tall, it takes about 8 seconds to realize long limbs don’t help you standout in the weight room. As a tall person, rummage through the exercise science world a bit and you invariably run into, As a reminder, […]