18 Aug 2012 23:19
By Eric Troy
Not a week goes by when someone doesn't bring up his/her mistrust of science. No area of science has less trust these days than those associated with nutrition and health.
How can we trust science when science constantly contradicts itself? That is what people ask.
16 Aug 2012 19:58
Dynamic rows, according to whom you ask, are the same thing as the "Pendlay Row" or the "JS Row" both of which are apparently the same exercise. A deloaded row, this version of the barbell row is deemed to "activate" the latissimus dorsi more than a regular barbell row and allow one to lift heavier weights. Although there are many iterations in technique for this, which are not worth my time to try an outline, the basic gist is as follows:
12 Aug 2012 22:22
Aspartame gets such bad press and is the subject of a very intensive misinformation campaign. The myths about this non-nutritive sweetener are so ingrained that I doubt I can change many minds with this post. Well, that's okay. Why should I care whether you avoid aspartame? There is certainly nothing wrong with that. But wallowing in ignorance is an invitation to being easily victimized by money-grabbing gurus.
05 Aug 2012 01:34
There is a lot of talk about Michael Phelps and his many, many medals. Is he the greatest Olympian ever? Well, it depends on your perspective. As has been said already a thousand times, a case can be made that he is the greatest Olympian ever. But what is true of athletics in general is true of the Olympics. In fact, the Olympics is a case study in athletes with a capital A.
12 Jul 2012 23:30
I've mentioned a certain pet-peeve statement several times in different posts, most notably in The Deadlift is not a Deadlift and Other Infectious Aphorisms, Why Fitness, Diet, Bodybuilding, and Strength Training Programs WorkTraining to Fail Part 5: Focus and Pick A Program. Man, that's a lot! This statement just really riles me up, I guess.