Articles | strength & health

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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Mark Rippetoe | April 17, 2019

I'll admit that I'm slow to adapt, and this is long overdue. Podcasts are the best way to reach people in 2019, and more people will listen to an author's podcast in a day than will read his book in a year – if it's interesting, informative, and sufficiently abrasive.

I can do all three, so what the hell are we waiting for?

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Robert Santana, MS, RD, SSC | March 27, 2019

Most, if not all, strength trainees have been told at some point in their lifting careers that they need to consume protein to get stronger and build muscle mass. In any discussion of nutritional needs for strength training, protein is almost certain to be the first topic. However, much of the information has been misunderstood, and this paper is intended to serve as a resource for understanding the function of protein with regards to training and overall health.

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Max Blochowiak | March 20, 2019

[I]f two people have the same musculoskeletal abnormality and the same healing intervention is applied to both but one’s pain goes away and the other’s does not, what is the purpose of that leftover pain? What is its purpose if it is not actually protecting us from danger? Why is it so unreliable? What do we make of pain in a phantom limb, one that has been amputated or lost catastrophically?

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John Davison | February 06, 2019

It was 6.30 in the morning. A cold, dark, drizzly morning. I was sitting in the Departure Lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport waiting for a flight to Dallas. That's Dallas, Texas, 5,000 miles from London, England.

"What the hell am I doing?" I thought to myself; 5,000 miles and a lot of money to hear some bloke off the Internet tell me to push my knees out when I squat.

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