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.)
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.)
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 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.)
This inaugural entry of the Analytic Fitness™ Dictionary looks at the single most important law for training theory: the Law of Adaptation. (3.320 words, estimated reading time: 15-17 min)
Exploiting science for exercise recommendations is funnier than it sounds especially when it’s an opportunity to use the word “ass” — as in “sleepy ass syndrome” which I have mentioned on occasion, and will be the focus of that post.
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 training has been FUBAR-ed by ‘functional fitness’ and this post will level the ground so we can build a stable house later. (Around 5.700 words, estimated reading time: 27-30min)