26 Jan 2011 22:11
I don't usually make lists such as this. Not because I think there is something wrong with it it's just not my preference. However, this is a recap of some of the information that we have here as much as it is a list of tips for a better strength training session.
16 Jan 2011 19:17
Blogs and magazine articles abound that are aimed at at changing people's attitudes about fitness. I particularly notice those that concern attitudes towards strength training. Just recently I complained about the "selling of strength training" and much of my writing concerns strength training "propoganda" as I call it.
More often, however, it is not propaganda. In fact it's nothing new at all. "Strength training is good for you," is about as special as it gets. And perhaps a list of benefits that you can find on 500 other similar sites.
12 Jan 2011 17:26
I just read a blog post in which someone talked about a 30 day gym goal. I won't link to it or embarrass the person I'll just talk about the very typical thought process that was at work.
Basically this person "guilted" himself into going to the gym. He didn't express any compulsion to be active or to exercise at all. He simply felt that he "had better make the gym a habit" because "they" say it is important.
11 Jan 2011 17:29
I am in the process of transferring some old posts from the old "GUStrength's Blog" to here. This post was written in August 2009 and like many of the posts over there was never really seen. I think it is a good one and worth having more visibility, but I'll let you be the judge. It concerns a subject that we often discuss here at GUS, which comes down to the question of being a "task oriented" or "outcome oriented" person. This has been mentioned in numerous forum discussions and articles, so we must think it is a fairly important distinction. Here, I am trying to clear up just why that is.
10 Jan 2011 15:46
This is an old post of my reaction to the infamous 2009 Time Magazine Article, "Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin". Even though this has been blogged on by so many others and it is old news I wanted to re-post with a little rewrite because 1) my reaction was quite different than the reaction of the "fitness industry" at large, 2) I think the general reaction says more about the fitness industry than it does about fat loss and 3) it is a good example of the type of disordered priorities that is prevalent in the fat loss world.
10 Jan 2011 15:00
I have noticed something curious in the strength training world and in the fitness world at large. Strength training and fitness professionals need to be less "me" oriented and the public needs to be less "other" oriented.
26 Dec 2010 21:32
Scenario: Guy comes on to a bodybuilding board and posts a thread about how such and such a supplement or program put 20 pounds on him in a month and grew two inches on his arms. Ignoring the obvious conclusion that the guy is bullshitting, the board members hit him with one of the following answers: "Anecdotal Evidence. Doesn't prove Anything." Or, "Case study of one. Doesn't prove anything."
Supposing it is 'evidence' of any kind which is it? Anecdotal evidence or a case study? It's anecdotal evidence. Guys coming on to bodybuilding boards talking about their new guns don't do case studies.