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What is Denaturing Of Proteins and Why Do Some People Make a Big Deal of It?

04 Jun 2013 15:12

Raw foodies, and those selling so-called raw whey, make a lot of noise about proteins being denatured by cooking and so losing their natural goodness. So what does it mean for a protein to be denatured? Well, proteins are big molecules with a complex 3-dimensional shape. For a protein within your body, this shape is integral to it's function. So, they have it right when they say that denaturing of a protein renders it "nonfunctional."

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False Comparisons in Strength Training Research and Literature

08 May 2013 16:20

The most frequent fallacy committed in studies related (however loosely) to strength training is the "false comparison," also known as the false analogy or questionable analogy. Sometimes, this happens because the researchers do not have any true understanding of overall practice of strength training, and therefore compare two things that really shouldn't be compared. Other times, however, the researchers well know that they are making a false comparison, and they are using this to discover relationships and move forward in their research, rather than to prove something. It is the strength training lay public that misunderstands this and uses these studies as evidence of something.

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The Deadlift is an Anything-Goes Lift? Plus, Were the Old Time Strongmen Really Stronger?

11 Apr 2013 14:37

Olympic lifting experts often misunderstand the so-called slow lifts. The O-lifts are not technical and precise "just because." Simply speaking, there is a much thinner line between technical precision and success in the O-lifts than in the slow lifts. This has everything to do with the amount of time you have to apply force and to maneuver the body.

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In the Gym: Focus On What You Can Control

26 Mar 2013 18:56

By Eric Troy

We all know that in life there are some things that we can control and some things we cannot. Well, in strength training, or any kind of training, it is the same. Yet, this is a typical sort of message from a trainee:

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Exposing the Dirty Little Secret in Strength Training and Coaching: Expert Intuition

23 Mar 2013 20:13

Strength training and fitness in general brings on reams of discussion as to what it means to be an expert. They also bring on droves of people who play at being an expert on the internet and, increasingly, on television. Recognize that I cannot hope to define expertize without it tending to align with my own interests and biases. However, I do think that the non-expert may be distinctly recognizable!

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