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If you’re wealthy and healthy, are sugary drinks bad for you?

June 10, 2019

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Pretty much whenever a study is titled, “Does X food cause Y problem(s)” I click the study and use the browser’s search function for “BMI”. I’m not even going to read a study like that if it didn’t control for something such as obesity. – Suppose you want to see if drinking soda negatively impacts […]

The future of obesity treatment

June 3, 2019

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Obesity has proven to be one of the toughest diseases we’ve come across. In terms of widely known ailments, others I can think of on par with it are dementia, depression, chronic pain. These are ailments we’ve made essentially zero progress in treating. -> People who work in these domains may be sensitive to that comment, but I’m […]

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 […]

My favorite mobility / corrective exercise – The Toddler Squat

May 3, 2019

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It’s no secret we -at least in Westernized society- sit, a lot. Sitting itself isn’t abnormal for humans. Sitting in a chair though, is. In fact, if you watch a toddler, or observe societies where chairs aren’t as common, sitting is done quite a bit, but without a chair. I’m not big on the whole […]

60 seconds or less: Crunches

April 29, 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. Should I do crunches? No. You can go into the rabbit hole of, are crunches dangerous for the lower back how much compression crunches put on the spinal discs just because you work your […]

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Personal training clients are way older than you think

April 22, 2019

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“You act like everyone is beat up.” is a consistent criticism I’ve received. I’ve written a lot about exercising clients who have an injury history or current musculoskeletal problems. For some, this gets attached to me as overly conservative. -> This always cracks me considering I got into exercise science due to playing football, one […]

60 seconds or less: Rest breaks

April 15, 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. How long should you rest between sets? Goals dictate rest breaks. If getting stronger is your only, or most important, goal, make the rest break help you lift the most weight. You feel like […]

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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, […]