Trick Train your CNS, get stronger

There’s some truth in the idea that training stability can make you stronger. Provided that we are talking about the right kind of stability and the right kind of strength. (Around 2.400 words, estimated reading time 12-15 min.)

Training from Scratch (IV) – Stability (2)

‘Functional’ exercise pays lip service to biomechanics but forgets about mechanical stability, and that’s too bad because you can’t spell ‘biomechanics’ without ‘mechanics’. (Around 3.600 words, estimated reading time 18-20 min.)

Training From Scratch (III) – Stability (1)

Stability got FUBAR-ed by ‘functional fitness’ and this post levels the ground so we can build a (stable) house later. (Around 5.700 words, estimated reading time: 27-30min)

The “Law of Irradiation”

Reactions to Part III of The Science and Bullshit of Lifting made me realize that there is more to ‘irradiation’ than I initially thought. (About 2.800 words, estimated reading time 12-15 min.)

On Bullshit [Short]

Before 1986, ‘bullshit’ was just another slang term for lies, nonsense, and exaggeration.

Training from Scratch (II) – Strength

Building on the theme of the first part of this series, this post looks at the benefits of strength training for longevity. (Around 3.500 words, estimated reading time: 15-18 minutes.)

Yoga for Lifters (Part II) – Loaded Yoga [UPDATED]

[UPDATE 04/2018. Originally published in 10/2016, it’s not as crappy as Yoga for Lifters (Part I) because I get fewer things wrong, but it’s still far from what it should be. Namely, everything in this article can be derived from biomechanics principles in a much more systematic way. Aside from reinventing the wheel, however, there’s nothing…

Yoga for lifters (Part I) [UPDATED]

[UPDATE 04/2018. Originally published in 09/2016, this post is not that bad considering how many things I got wrong. Still, I stand by the recommendations for exercises  (but the reasons have nothing to do with those I gave back then). Please remember that at that time, I was barely able to walk or wipe my…

Training from Scratch (I) – Cardio

Let’s take a hypothetical situation: you need to start training from scratch. What would you need to know, do right now, plan for the foreseeable future, and beyond that? Well, first, you should do your cardio.