I still haven’t met Kikki Berli-Johnsen for real but I sure hope I will. And if you are half as impressed as I tend to be by feats of strength, sports longevity, and Norwegian strength athletes, you will likely do too.
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)
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.
After tracing Old School Strength to the training of the Roman legions, we can finally compare it with today’s elite military training programs. (Around 5.500 words, estimated reading time 25-30 minutes.)
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.