Craig's comment from a couple posts ago got me thinking. First the comment: Interesting to see your followup comments about body weight exercise and injury. After reading the previous post, I looked at the GMB site and saw a lot of gymnastic looking stuff. My first thought was how rough some of those things can … Continue reading “Suddenly We Were Aspiring Gymnasts.”
A Little Bad News/Good News
Remember how in my talk "Resistance Training, Brain Structure, and Brain Function," I talked about how much of the evidence I was presenting was from my graduate research? I had submitted that paper for publication and was waiting to hear back. Bad news: My paper was rejected! Good news: It was rejected because not long … Continue reading A Little Bad News/Good News
It’s about the lifestyle, stupid.
Typical dietary dogmatist, hunkered down in their foxholes waiting to rush the next front. BLAM! RUNRUNRUNRUNRUN! ... That must get tiring, right? Playing "mythbuster," building straw men to knock down, wearing your "I know nothing more than you" like a suit of armor. I get it; I've been there. Really, this stuff isn't that hard. … Continue reading It’s about the lifestyle, stupid.
How’s My Training (etc.) Been?
Just received this comment from Scott M: Hey Skyler, How’s it going? Wondering what your training frequency is like these days – still once every 5? Are you still doing mostly SS HIT with some old school weights thrown in? Still doing chaos training? How about diet – still paleo with carb cycling on workout … Continue reading How’s My Training (etc.) Been?
Ancestral Health Symposium 2014
This is an expanded version of my chat about AHS2014 over at the Efficient Exercise blog. Go read that now if you haven't yet...I'll wait. ...Good? Good. If you haven't seen the video, you can take a look at that too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOon17suyaI So in addition to everything I wrote over there and said in my … Continue reading Ancestral Health Symposium 2014
HIT + Movement Training: The Ultimate Health Protocol?
Nothing like a hyperbolic title to get a person's attention! That said, I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Though in my early 30's, I think a great deal about the notion of sustainable training. That is, what are modalities that a person can take up in their life to improve their health that … Continue reading HIT + Movement Training: The Ultimate Health Protocol?
Inputs and Biological Responses
Michael Allen Smith, who writes entirely too much, recently wrote this about the messy notion of "Quantified Self." The link he provides gives you all you need to know about why humans tracking inputs into our biology leaves all sorts to be desired...the margin of error is just too much for any sort of meaningful … Continue reading Inputs and Biological Responses
Lessons From Grad School
Last week I officially graduated. I'm not finished with my final project for publication, but that happens independent of getting my degree...it's icing on the cake. Having a week of doing nothing school related allowed space to reflect on some of the take-away lessons from school. In no particular order: You get out what you … Continue reading Lessons From Grad School
Getting “Stronger” With Aging – How Do We Score?
This is an expanded version of an answer I wanted to give over at Doug's website to the question of how do you judge improvement in functional ability with aging. Specifically, Ed is almost 69 but feeling really solid about his strength. The exchange: “Another Point: Folks, don’t fool yourself into thinking you’re “stronger” after … Continue reading Getting “Stronger” With Aging – How Do We Score?
The Elderly Need More Exercise? Not Exactly.
An interesting discussion over at Doug McGuff's message board regarding exercise and aging. This comment was of interest: I suggest that the sedentary elderly require more exercise, not less. I am one such. A few minutes a week is not going to do it for sarcopenia or anything else. If I train once a week … Continue reading The Elderly Need More Exercise? Not Exactly.