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Carl Raghavan, SSC | May 19, 2021

I’m in the weight room with a client. The newbie gains aren’t what they used to be, and my lifter is wondering what’s going on. Inevitably, the age-old conversation arises. “Are you eating enough?” I ask. The response: “I eat loads. Besides, I’m already fat, and I don’t want to get any bigger.”  

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Mark Rippetoe | May 09, 2021

Le squat et le soulevé de terre aux barres libres semblent absolument contre-indiqués pour soulager les douleurs chroniques au dos. C’est en effet à l’opposé de l’opinion dominante. Pourtant, la méthode fonctionne presque à chaque fois si vous pratiquez les exercices intelligemment. Dans 90 % des cas, non seulement le renforcement du dos fait disparaître le mal de dos, mais vous retrouvez une fonction normale et sans encombre en moins d’un mois. [French translation of Back Pain and Back Strength]

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Mark Rippetoe | May 05, 2021

Muscle imbalance is a condition in which there is a lack of balance between certain types of muscles.”

Well, okay. The problem with “muscle imbalances” isn't how poorly they are defined so much as how they are generally treated by Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers (Certified), Chiropractors, Personal Trainers, Kinesiologists, Physiatrists, Biomechanists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Registered Nurses, PE Majors, and Corrective Exercise Specialists (CES). 

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