Men’s Health magazine did a story some time back about bad trainers, the shining example being a trainer who pushed his client so hard that he developed exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition where so much muscle fiber is broken down that the myoglobin from the muscle tissue clogs up the kidneys, ultimately causing kidney failure if […]
A Must Read.
Don’t ask me how I got to this link, just click on it and read it: The Cure For Diabetes. If you really want to know, it was only 3 clicks away from my original search. Man, it’s really easy to get sidetracked on the Internet!
The Fast Way To Results.
What’s more important in terms of getting results from your workout program, technique or intensity? In other words, what matters more, working as hard as possible or performing the exercises as perfectly as possible? If you ask 100 trainers and/or exercise enthusiasts, I have no doubt in my mind they would answer that intensity is […]
Who Wins the JAMA Fight? Atkins (of course).
I previously posted a quote from Alywn Cosgrove – “If you’re looking to lose fat and you’re not eating a low-carbohydrate diet, you’re a fucking idiot.” – which on the surface, looks like a fairly controversial, lunatic fringe comment. After all, doesn’t every health and medical professional “know” that low-carb diets (a la Atkins) may […]
Just ONE More Rep.
We know that training can be uncomfortable. We know “the burn” hurts like hell and makes us want to quit. We also know that a high degree of effort is required to reap the maximal benefit from any exercise modality we choose; this is especially true for strength training. But how do we do it? […]
One Little Thing.
There are essentially two approaches to behavior modification from a weight loss standpoint. They are analogous to the two methods used when jumping into a cold swimming pool, namely: 1) The “toe” method, where you drop your various bits of anatomy in by the smallest amount possible, slowly but surely, until your entire body is […]
Seth Godin is a genius, and a really cool guy, to boot. Sometimes there are happenstances in the universe that suggest an invisible thread tying us all together in beautious harmony – like the feeling you get when you launch yourself 10 ft off the ground from a kicker and time stops, Or watching a […]
"Conditioning is Your Best Hold."
Above: Sure hope you did enough pre-season conditioning and skillwork. In Japan, he was known as the God of Pro Wrestling – Karl Gotch. There’s something to be said for an old man (I think he’s in his eighties now) who (indirectly) is responsible for the return to bodyweight-based training that’s so popular among trainers, […]
Above: Don’t be this guy. Most of my clientle are damaged. By that, I mean (this figure is not meant to be accurate so don’t quote it) 90% of the individuals I work with sustained their particular injuries or ailments through mundane circumstances. For example, close to 100% of the folks I train with herniated […]
Synaptic Facilitation and Joint Pain.
My brother-in-law, knowing that I am currently on a quest to complete one-arm pullups, so thoughtfully bought me an over-the-door chinup bar for Christmas. Being that I’m returning from a little hiatus from my current routine of heavy one-arm negatives (joint soreness management), I figured that this situation would be a good time to experiment […]