Getting Started With (GSW)
The ACFT tests a wide array of physical qualities contributing to performance in non-specific combat tasks, which makes it an equally valid civilian fitness test.
Kettlebells can satisfy everyone’s fitness needs, from couch potatoes to seasoned athletes, and if you find yourself at either extreme of that spectrum, the best approach to getting started with them is actually the same.
The Science and Bullshit of Lifting (SBL)
The sense in which I use ‘bullshit’ and ‘bullshitters’ in this series.
Is there a method to tell science from pseudoscience? [TL;DR: No]
Is there a method to identify bullshit? [TL;DR: Yes]
Will kettlebell lifting turn you into a Soviet Superman? [TL;DR: No.]
A look at single-factor theories of training that introduced the term “recovery” in the theoretical vocabulary of exercise science.
A look at multi-factor theories of training that are (almost) crowding the term “recovery” out of the the theoretical vocabulary of exercise science.
Old School Strength (OSS)
The Greek did not discover progressive overload. The Romans probably did.
No one is afraid to do what he is confident of having learned well.
How do the Roman Legions compare to today’s infantry? [TL;DR: Favorably]
Is there any merit to the notion that gladiators were vegetarians so that they’d become fat and would be protected from minor wounds? [TL;DR: No. They may not even have been vegetarians.]
There are two ways to estimate the caloric expenditure of Roman legionnaires based on their body types and levels of physical activity: the mainstream modern scholarship way, and the right way.
Roman legionnaires should be remembered for the athletes the were. The first step is to understand how they trained and how it affected their body. Between the data and the theory, we’ve got all we need.
Training from Scratch (TFS)
Is there a good reason to do your cardio? Will it kill your gains? [TL;DR: Yes, and No.]
Is there a good reason to do your strength work? [TL;DR: Yes (but not what you’d think).]
Why is everybody making a fuss, and should you too? [TL;DR: For the wrong reasons, and Yes (for the good ones).]
A lot of people seem to agree that the training stability is ‘functional’. But do they agree on what ‘stability’ and ‘functional’ means? [TL;DR: They don’t, because they made that up.]
People who should know better jumble up stability so you’d be forgiven if you do too. But here’s how not to. [No TL;DR. There isn’t one. You have to read that one.]
Laurie MacDougall Sookraj is an amazing strongwoman and a wonderful person.
if you are into feats of strength, sports longevity, and Norwegian athletes, you’re in it for a treat.