Articles | the gym

Byron Johnston | July 01, 2020

Doctors are concerned with sick patients, and rightly so, but the upshot of this is that “not sick people” then become labeled as and may start to identify as “healthy.” True health is not merely the absence of sickness – it cannot be, any more than health can come from a pill. 

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Jack Patterson | June 03, 2020

"The purpose of this research is to determine why a vast majority of physical therapists are still practicing methods of strength development with their patients that research and reasoning have suggested are sub-optimal when compared to alternatives."

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Ray Gillenwater, SSC | May 13, 2020

A society is a living organism whose survival depends on productivity. Production and the exchange of goods and services is what facilitates the continuity of any large group of people. It has been this way since the beginning of our species and this law of nature persists in its currently extrapolated form whether or not we acknowledge it. If a society’s lifeblood is blocked, even partially, then we are collectively having a stroke.

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Ray Gillenwater, SSC | May 05, 2020

When faced with an existential risk in business or in life, we either adapt, regress, or die. Stress/recovery/adaptation is the reason we are all here, and most of us understand that this process applies to business and psychology as much as it does to our training regimen.

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | April 15, 2020

All sorts of people in the fitness industry are quick to call themselves a coach. It’s a great way to make themselves seem more legit without going to the trouble of obtaining the qualifications. But have they really earned that title? Do they really live that lifestyle? What is a “coach,” anyway? Maybe they’re really a cheerleader, or a consultant? Do they even lift, bro?!

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