22 Feb 2015 20:20
Strength training is actually simpler than you thought. The majority of basic articles on strength training do not bother to define strength training at all. When it is defined, the word "strength" is used in the explanation. The most typical type of definition looks something like this: "Strength training is using resistance to build your physical (or muscular) strength."
Usually, however, explanations focus on the benefits of strength training: Strength training builds muscle, decreases injury risk, makes bones stronger, etc….
08 Oct 2014 20:40
By Eric Troy
I'm sitting here after typing out the title, wondering if I should hit the backspace key until it disappears. I've just bit off quite a piece of jerky. After all, you could write an article about "what if scientists really were scientific." Even at the best of times, scientists don't completely live up to their ideals. But scientists, at least, do science rather than just wave a banner. The fitness industry reminds me, sometimes, of Tom Hanks in "A League of Their Own." When I see how personal so many fitness scientists take things, I want to incredulously cry "There's no CRYING in science!"…
23 Mar 2015 18:36
I try to keep my cool, but when 20-something certified "fitness trainers" start going on about how nobody wants to work hard, I start getting antsy. Sometimes I think that before you make a statement like that you should have to list out your job history. Does it look something like this?…
16 Mar 2015 18:59
Did you know that everything in our food chain is processed? Harvesting crops, slaughtering livestock or catching and killing game or fish is the first step of processing….
03 Mar 2015 20:17
Strength coaches and physical therapy types are always talking about the types of stresses our bodies undergo. But they usually sprinkle words about such as stress, strain, load, tension, shear, compression, torsion, etc. more like they are decorating a cake than trying to teach us something. I sometimes wonder why so many like to impress us with their vocabulary but so few ever want to take the time to clue us in to the fundamental meaning of their jargon. So, here I'll take the time to explain what all the words mentioned in the title mean….