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Mindless Eating’s fall from grace

October 1, 2018

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–Cornell Food Researcher’s Downfall Raises Larger Questions For Science If you need to catchup, Brian Wansink was, I think a case can easily be made, the most famous nutrition researcher in the world. Primarily because he wrote a book called Mindless Eating. I wrote, glowingly, about this book many years ago: –How your environment makes […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #24

September 24, 2018

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   CrossFit is laying people off Possibly 40% of their headquarters staff. […]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Pain

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 […]

That new alcohol study…

August 27, 2018

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Last week, in my routine meandering the internet, I repeatedly came across headlines of, “NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL!!!” At least that’s how it felt. It was more like “No amount of alcohol is safe.” The study, –Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study […]

Posted in: Alcohol, Losing Weight

Guidelines for talking with clients about politics

August 20, 2018

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One of the stark differences between personal training and other healthcare providers is the communication frequency. Most don’t see any healthcare provider more than once every six months. If they do see them often, it’s usually only for a few months. Such as being in physical therapy, or needing some extra dental work done, where […]

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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 […]

Posted in: Sports

How much do mental interventions help pain?

August 6, 2018

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The study, –Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Scattered points:   “The study was only done on older people!” Good. Older people are those with the most bias and preconceived notions. If anybody is going to have misbeliefs about what causes pain, it will be […]

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