The subtitle of the post should be "...that doesn't always lead to mass." I'm in the midst of writing a research review of publication and I came across a study on exercise volume and hypertrophy & strength changes. The study is titled "Strength and neuromuscular adaptation following one, four, and eight sets of high intensity … Continue reading Strength is a Skill
Yesterday on Facebook, Krista Scott Dixon posted this: She's right: if you are otherwise free of pathology, there is nothing wrong with your body. This is a fitness industry-wide trap, to make you feel bad about your body as a means of motivation. Unfortunately it's as big a trap as the one the Rebels encountered … Continue reading Body Criticism: It’s Turtles All The Way Down
This past spring, I was presented with the opportunity to speak at PaleoFX 2013 on strength training and aging. This was a fun challenge, as I was given a small block of time with which to fit a 40+ minute talk. This meant that I had to hit the big-picture points without leaving people in … Continue reading “Aging with Strength” is live!
My buddy Sol is celebrating a couple things this week: He has established an amazing team over at Examine.com to help further improve his product and to give you more confidence in the information you're getting that influences your supplement buying choices. These additions include: -Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, a primary care physician - Kamal Patel, … Continue reading Examine.Com Fire Sale – Last Chance For A Steep Discount On The “Supplement Goals Reference Guide”
In Health Education, there is a set of principles and methods called Community Organizing. This is where a community is helped to identify problems within a community, mobilize resources, and implement strategies for reaching the collectively-set goals. Now, often this process is similar to how a consultant works in a business: they come in, determine … Continue reading More Lessons from Health Education: Leverage your Strengths
If you take a look to the top right of the bar you'll see I've added a testimonials page. I've not heavily advertised my services because my survival doesn't depend on them: my primary job is training people here in Austin, Texas. However, I do offer services for those who are motivated to change and … Continue reading Added: Testimonials Page
My friend Sol Orwell released his beastly, totally useful, no-nonsense “The Supplement Goals Reference Guide” 6 weeks ago. So far the guide has been a big success; I caught up with him to inquire about any behind the scenes happenings of the launch, how the guide is only going to get better, and why he pays … Continue reading The Supplement-Goals Guide: 6 Week Follow-up
Exercise doesn’t burn a lot of calories under the best of circumstances ( think 100 kcal/mile during a marathon ), hence why exercise is a bad idea if it is going to be your only means of trying to reduce fat mass. I'm nearly finished with my graduate degree in this stuff and I still … Continue reading Exercise doesn’t burn fat by itself, from the “no f*cking duh” catagory.
After the "exposure" of how many of these fitness "transformations" are pulled off in an afternoon, I'm sure some people think that most of this fitness stuff is outright fraud. Most of it is, but sometimes a person of visibility illustrates just how much can be done if consistent persistence is applied over a long … Continue reading The 13 Year Transformation
My friend Sol Orwell is a persistent mofo and I've previously written about just how hard a worker he is, even in a communication vacuum. His website, examine.com, is my go-to guide for peer reviewed data on supplements and their human effect. While some people like to get caught in hours of researched data … Continue reading The Supplement Goals Reference Guide