Articles | science & medicine

Mark Rippetoe | August 23, 2023

Modern Man is the direct descendant of animals that lived on the African savanna millions of years ago. Yes, animals, since they weren't yet people, with cell phones and imaginations and heroes and appetites for expensive whiskey. Their concerns were much more basic, and almost entirely concerned with survival – waking up the next day, finding something to eat occasionally, and not being eaten yourself. Being hungry and injured was part of this pre-people existence, and you had to deal with it as best you could.

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Mark Rippetoe | July 12, 2023

A long time ago, the light was turned on for me: there is a difference between “Science” and “Professional Research.” I wrote a paper about the concepts that formed the basis for Practical Programming for Strength Training – the idea that programming complexity must increase as the level of training advancement progresses

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Denis Finnegan EdD | June 28, 2023

I have been a health enthusiast for decades and recently started barbell training. I also have recently experienced some musculoskeletal issues that required medical attention. My doctor’s first response was, “Stop training with barbells.” I did not care for this response, and will explain more on this later. However, this experience did raise the question about barbell training and the safety for seniors. I did some research and will summarize what I have learned.

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Robert Santana, PhD, RD, SSC | May 17, 2023

Over the last century vitamins have been one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market. They are often purported to have a multitude of benefits that directly contribute to improvements in various physical capabilities. Gyms and sports nutrition stores worldwide have made broad claims about the need for vitamin supplementation

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Tyler Perkins | August 31, 2022

Articles have already been written and videoshave been made discussing the benefits, and the need, for lifting shoes and why you should already have a pair. But for those of us stupid enough to venture into the comments sections, you will have noticed that there still seems to be some lingering confusion and mystery surrounding the human arch, arch support, orthotics, “supportive” shoes, and whether any of this is relevant or necessary to the strength trainee. 

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