Articles | programming

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 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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Capt James Rodgers | April 28, 2021

The general decline in physical and mental resilience among youth has created a problem for the Army’s ability to conduct training in a manner that prepares young soldiers and officers for the physical rigors of military service. Every other aspect of soldier and officer training is rigorously designed, evaluated, and standardized – except for their physical preparation.

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Mark Rippetoe | April 07, 2021

There may be 8 or 10 of us who have been training as long as I have. I started when I was 18, and I just turned 65. Most of that time under the bar has been spent trying to get stronger than I am now – whenever “now” happened to be. 

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Mark Rippetoe | March 31, 2021

As we have said many times, not everybody needs to do the power clean. This has been repeatedly interpreted to mean, “I don't need to do the power clean.” Even more unfortunately, it has come to mean, “I don't need to learn how to coach the power clean” to many people who charge for their coaching expertise.

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