This past weekend I presented at the 21 Convention. The title of my discussion was "Strength Training and the Biomarkers of Aging," in which I attempted to show that strength training, as far as an exercise stimulus, was superior to just about anything. I attempted to demonstrate this from gene to organism, which as you … Continue reading 21 Convention, Strength Training, and Richard Nikoley
I mentioned that I was presenting at this year's 21 Convention and attempting to get the 20-something guys at the event to give a damn about their health before natural selection starts offing them for their inactivity and dietary indiscretions. Here are all the references I used in my presentation, for the curious amongst you...after … Continue reading 21 Convention: “Strength Training and the Biomarkers of Aging” bibliography
If you want the pop science report, you can read it in the LA Times. If you want to start skimming the study that is featured in the article, you can read the abstract here (I can't yet access the full article). Now if we could get epidemiologists to look at the quality of exercise … Continue reading Just Beating My Drum: Lack Of Exercise Kills As Many As Smoking
First, I have some bad news: exercise is rather bad at creating weight loss in absence of dietary interventions. And if you want more proof, there's this, and this, and this, and more if you care to look. However you should notice that all of those studies indicate positive metabolic outcomes in spite of the … Continue reading The “Truth” About Exercise
My most popular post, "The Six-Year Itch," was capped with this statement: I write this mostly for myself, as a return to what got me to damn near my genetic potential in the first place. High intensity weight training to total muscular fatigue, focusing on emptying the tank as fast as possible and judging progress … Continue reading Actionable Data: Routine Adjustments Based On Lack of Muscle In Spite Of Strength Gain
Way back when, I hinted at doing a research review of the biomarkers of aging. As class started this fell to the back burner as actually getting work done became somewhat important. However my research methods class had a research review as our main project and thus I had a reason to do the review. … Continue reading Finally – “Strength Training and its Effects on the Biomarkers of Aging”
Over at Doug McGuff's blog, there was some discussion regarding hypertrophy...big shock, right? Brandon Schultz DC proposed this regarding hypertrophy: these men must choose to eat AND train to get bigger, with VERY specific meal times, protein servings every three hours or so, abundant rest/recovery/sleep, and pre/peri/post workout supplementation to exaggerate the insulin/amino acid uptake … Continue reading Musings on Diet, Muscle Gain, and Longevity
Really, how is it? Are you jumping around from program to program? Are you trying to find the way to activate the most stabilizer muscles instead of focusing on getting stronger for reps? Are you worried if what you're doing is "primitive" or what our "ancestors" would do in a "natural" environment, never mind that … Continue reading How’s Your Training Going?
Received this comment last week from Michael Fedorsky: The lipid hypothesis is completely valid. Once something reaches the statud (sic) of a theory it has enormous evidence. Cholesterol is a major contributor to cornary (sic) artery disease. The studies are clear on PubMed. You should never have anymore than about seven eggs per week, if … Continue reading Eggs And Cholesterol: A Tale Of Two Countries
Who am I and what have I done with Skyler? In addition to being insanely busy with grad school and doing things like hiking out to Los Angeles to check in on our studio-in-a-skyscraper, I've just not been as motivated to write as I've been in the past. I figured out why: I took myself … Continue reading Eggs, Protein Usage, And You.