Articles | programming

Robert Novitsky | April 24, 2019

Nearly every community has its myths that tend to go unquestioned, and the fitness world is no stranger to them. Whether it's myths surrounding when to eat for maximum protein synthesis, the endless health fads that claim to solve all your problems, or the various supplements that are supposed to give you that extra edge, the fitness world is littered with misinformation.

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Matt Reynolds, SSC | February 20, 2019

When you are stuck and don’t know what to do next, the choice between one template or the next is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Even if the next program works, what about the one after that, or the next one? We can solve this problem with Minimum Effective Dose changes...

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Matt Reynolds, SSC | February 13, 2019

New complicated programs occasionally work and make you stronger. But the problem inevitably becomes one of information. If the new program worked, what variable or variables made the difference? And if it didn’t work, what should you change in your next program to see progress? This is critical because your response to training won’t look exactly like anyone else’s and changing too many variables makes it difficult to tell what changes caused what results.

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John Petrizzo, DPT, SSC | January 30, 2019

The stated purpose of the SSTR was to investigate the effects of a free weight resistance training program on healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 80 by creating an anonymous registry of individuals who were voluntarily partaking in a formalized version of the “Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression” (SSNLP).

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