Strong Words: An Interview with Kikki Berli-Johnsen

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.

Strong Words: Laurie MacDougall Sookraj

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…

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Getting Started With (II) – Kettlebells

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.

The Science & Bullshit of Lifting (IV) – Recovery (2)

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.)

Getting Started With (I) – The US Army Combat Fitness Test

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

Old School Strength (VI) – Athleta Ex Oblivione

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).

The Science & Bullshit of Lifting (IV) – Recovery (1)

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.)

Old School Strength (IV) – Crassi Fututores

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)

The Analytic Fitness™ Dictionary – Energy Systems

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.)