I still haven’t met Kikki Berli-Johnsen for real but I sure hope I will. And if you are half as impressed as I tend to be by feats of strength, sports longevity, and Norwegian strength athletes, you will likely do too.
Laurie MacDougall Sookraj is an amazing strongwoman and a wonderful person. I have interacted with her on and off on Fitocracy, first as @lmds and now as @TinyDynamite. Her other social network handles are @tiny_strongwoman_lmds on IG and @lmds on Twitter. Although I follow her with interest I thought a fellow strongwoman would be better suited…
The “Older” Older Avocado is migrating here and everybody will be able to read all the posts published so far for free. Until I make them exclusive again, of course.
The GSW series presents focused applications of Analytic Fitness™ with a 2.500-word cap (excluding theory and analysis, kept in asides and footnotes, with no set limit) for an estimated reading time under 15 minutes.
This post continues the exploration of general theories of training relative to the elusive notion of recovery. (About 6.700 words, estimated reading time 31 minutes, dropping to 3.300 and 16 min. if you stick to the main text.)
The GSW series presents focused applications of Analytic Fitness™ with a 2.500-word cap (excluding theory and analysis, kept in asides and footnotes, with no set limit) for an estimated reading time under 15 minutes. Getting started with the US Army Combat Fitness Test
We have more than enough information to reconstruct the training and diet of Roman legionnaires and get a pretty good idea of how physically impressive they would have been. (Around 5.600 words, estimated reading time: 28 min, dropping down to about 15 min if you skip the asides).
It may come as a surprise but recovery from exercise is not scientifically well understood. As often, when understanding is poor, there is an overabundance of theory. And, also, bullshit. (Around 3.800 words, estimated reading time 19 min but only 13 min if you skip asides and footnotes.)
Why does a still from Kelly’s Heroes front a post about the late Republic/Early Empire legions? The answers, my friends, is science. Well, some science, at least. (Around 4.800 words, estimated reading time: 24 min.)
This entry of the Analytic Fitness™ Dictionary looks at what should be anyone’s first choice for strength training (but rarely is): loaded carries (Around 4.400 words, estimated reading time 22 min)
This entry of the Analytic Fitness™ Dictionary takes a deep dive in the murky waters of functional movement (around 3.600 words, estimated reading time: 17-19 min).
This fourth installment of the Old School Strength series temporarily parts company with legionnaires to spend some quality time with everyone’s favorite jacked-and-tanned badass, the Roman gladiator. (Around 3.200 words, estimated reading time 15-17 min)
This entry of the Analytic Fitness™ Dictionary looks at yet another nugget of physiology often misrepresented in popular exercise science: the human body’s energy systems. (About 3.300 words, estimated reading time: 15-17 minutes.)
This entry of the Analytic Fitness™ Dictionary looks at a misunderstood physical quality: cardiovascular fitness. (About 3.300 words, estimated reading time: 13-15 minutes.)