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
Since posting a couple weeks ago, I've received some good feedback and had a few "duh" moments myself regarding how this should look. As much, I've already updated and improved the design, which now looks like this: So one of the things I've done is expanded the "general" section because there is more leeway in … Continue reading Grand Unified Training Spectrum 2.0
I've been thinking a lot about movement lately. Rather, I've been doing a lot of movement, with emphasis on handstand work and other bodyweight-focused modalities. Coming from a HIT and academic background, this left a nagging feeling of "going off the reservation." That is, I am confident in what it takes from a training perspective … Continue reading Grand Unified Training Spectrum.
So I've been writing over at our company website (www.efficientexercise.com/blog). What I'm doing is keeping all of the more "deep science" and personal thoughts on this blog, while using the EE blog for actionable blog posts. I'll link to my writing here when I post on the EE blog so you can check out those … Continue reading Regular Blogging vs. Specialty Blogging
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
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?
I was apparently ahead of the curve in proclaiming the paleo diet to not be magical in any way. Take that, johnny (and Jane?) come latelies! Here's the thing: magic isn't actually magic, but boy if it doesn't resemble it. With that in mind, the value of such an eating strategy has never been lost … Continue reading Whole 30 #2 Review
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.
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