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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, […]

Why the olympics are and aren’t the fastest, highest, strongest (a 17th thought on CrossFit)

August 12, 2016

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In 16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016 I wrote, with a new emphasis on the bolded: “Hopefully we’re past the point of “CrossFit is how olympic weightlifters should train.” If you still feel that way because you hear some CrossFitter is competing in the olympics, like Tia-Clair Toomey, according to the CrossFit site her total […]