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 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
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 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.)
This 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.