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.)
The diagram in the header image of this post comes from a meta-analysis published by The Lancet in 2016 titled Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? Properly understood, it is all the motivation you’d ever need to exercise. via All the motivation you should ever need to…
‘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.)
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)
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.)
Can a simple piece of metal the shape of a cannonball with a handle turn you into a Soviet Superman? (Around 7.000 words, estimated reading time 35 min.)
Before 1986, ‘bullshit’ was just another slang term for lies, nonsense, and exaggeration.
This Patreon-exclusive post applies the Analytic Fitness™ methodology to one of the most common and yet often useless questions in strength training in order to determine when it’s worth bothering.
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.)
[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…
[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…
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.