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The LACK of technology in the greatest athletes’ training programs

January 22, 2018

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Boxing Cruise some Floyd Mayweather training videos: All you’ll see is mitts, bags, medicine balls, and concrete to run on. Despite the fact he’s been fighting people ten years younger than him -young guys who are more likely to try bells and whistles- he’s still undefeated. (While Conor hit him more than anybody thought, that […]

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 does Conor McGregor keep gassing out?

September 22, 2017

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A pleasant surprise from my remote clientele is an affinity for MMA. I was never too into it growing up. Then I moved to San Diego and realized people organized big parties around UFC fights. That was unheard of in the northeast. Now, I wouldn’t say I’m a diehard, but I certainly enjoy keeping up […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #20

July 17, 2017

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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: – Which footballers could beat Usain Bolt in the 100m? None…would even […]

Misunderstanding energy leaks when sprinting in the transverse plane

May 8, 2017

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[client is dumbbell bench pressing and obviously tired] [client rests with weights down at their chest] – Me “If you want to rest that’s no problem, but rest with your arms straight up rather than at your chest. It will make it easier than coming up from a dead stop.” Rocket scientist client from MIT “Oh, […]

White men caN jump? Kind of. But they still can’t run. Sort of.

August 22, 2016

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A white person hasn’t won the olympic 100 meters since 1980, and that win has a big asterisk next to it. It was in Moscow where 65 countries boycotted, significantly lessening the competition. Allan Wells, who won the 1980 race with a time of 10.25, would not have even medaled in the olympics before or […]

Technology and health- is it time to stop chasing a unicorn?

June 12, 2015

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This is Part Two of a three part series on technology and health, with a focus on fitness. Part One started out broad discussing an overarching theme of what technological progress does to the human body. Part Two will look more at the value and costs when technology is implemented into health / fitness. Part Two will also focus some more on the digital […]