Nutrition is Not a True or False Proposition

29 Jun 2010 20:18

I just came across a "nutrition quiz".

I got eight out of ten correct. Only eight? ME? You have got to be kidding me? I am a nutrition stud. Well, perhaps not exactly a nutrition stud but let's just say I do not get my nutrition information from steroid salesmen on bodybuilding forums.

One of the questions on the quiz involved brown rice. Go figure. I knew they wanted to hear that brown rice was healthier than white rice so that is what I answered but really I refuse to capitulate to the nonsense about brown rice being magical health pellets and white rice being evil little starch monsters….

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17 Common Fish Oil Questions Answered

25 Jun 2010 03:36

Here at Ground Up Strength you can find the answers to most common questions regarding fish oil in the various articles we have but we have some fairly heavy reading so you need to dig a bit to find the particular answer you're looking for. So I thought I'd write a blog post that provided simple answers to the most common questions about fish oil supplements. I will keep these answers short and to the point in a radical shift from my usual style although a few will be a bit longer for the purpose of clarity….

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Optimal Strength Training: Training to Fail Pt. 4

24 Jun 2010 19:49

In the first post I introduced the idea that much of the strength training and fitness information, and the attitudes of trainers themselves, seems to be based on a failure oriented philosophy rather than a success oriented one. We seek ways to get around failure, or to avoid failure, or even to use failure as a means to training. Rarely do we discuss "ways to succeed"….

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Shoulder Injury Prevention - Pec Minor Tightness and Stretching Video

17 Mar 2009 15:01

Pectoralis minor tightness can be associated with pain between the shoulder blades which causes the rhomboids to be in a constant overworked/stretched position….

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Shouler Injury Prevention - Thoracic Mobility

17 Mar 2009 13:38

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Weak Links Versus Sticking Points in Strength Training

13 Mar 2009 16:15

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Common Misnomers and Mix-ups: Muscle Actions, Balance, Stability, Single Legs and Straight Back

21 Feb 2009 20:52

All muscle contractions involve the muscle shortening or attempting to shorten against resistance. There are not different types of contractions only different types of actions (movement or lack thereof) depending on the circumstances. A muscle is producing force by contraction but this may lead to shortening (concentric action), lengthening (eccentric action), or maintaining length (isometric action). So the concept of muscle actions specifically describe the type of length changes that skeletal muscle may undergo after it has been activated by the nervous system….

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Overtraining doe not always reduce strength

29 Jan 2009 20:57

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Fitnessfatigue

28 Jan 2009 23:24

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The Singles Scene - Your Guide to Single Rep Strength Training

24 Jan 2009 22:23

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Core Anti-Rotation Videos - Pallof Press and More

07 Jan 2009 15:06

The following videos demonstrate core stability movements known as anti-rotation exercises. What's that? Well I'm talking about core stability exercises where the the job is to prevent rotation. It's the main function of the core musculature. And you thought it was to do situps, didn't you?…

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Pistols: What have you done for me lately?

05 Jan 2009 01:47

An article of mine, originally published at MaxCondition.com is called "Lip Service". In it I point out that, often, the advice someone gives reveals more ABOUT them than it does FOR you.

Those who continue to stick in and read my ramblings will probably get the idea that I repeat myself. Well, it’s necessary. One way you start to put things together is called “free association”. My mind tends to work that way automatically. Although I have trained myself to do that it’s a nice way to say that my mind wanders. Only it wanders WITH STYLE….

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What is High Quality Fish Oil?

02 Jan 2009 04:19

Fish oil paranoia is rampant right now.

Of course you do need to be careful what fish oil products you use. There is always some contaminated product floating around out there. Even some of the nutritional experts seem to be a little misled, however. Perhaps because they have more money than I it’s easy to get lazy and assume more expensive means better quality….

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Mobility and Flexibility

21 Dec 2008 21:16

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The Kinetic Chain: Open Versus Closed

20 Dec 2008 19:28

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First Aid For Musculoskeletal Injuries

19 Dec 2008 15:28

The first part will focus on the soft tissue injuries that a bodybuilder or strength athlete may incur and the important first steps one should take to ensure a speedy recovery. It will not go into specific exercise and sports injuries and is not meant as a comprehensive guide or a replacement for professional medical advice….

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Valsalva Maneuver

14 Dec 2008 02:12

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Romanian Versus Stiff Legged Deadlifts

12 Dec 2008 17:23

These two exercises, stiff legged deads and Romanian deads, I think have sort of been wrapped around each other in myth and shadows.

Everybody seems to have a different take.

Not to mention that some people teach the conventional deadlift based on its difference from these other two. So you get this kind of thing like "conventional deadlifts are more like a squat than the stiff or Romanians"….

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Let Go of the Fitness Guru Mentality

30 Nov 2008 05:04

I’ve had a lot of people ask me where I do my reading. What books they should read, etc. While I have endeavored to point them to some good resources I don’t think most people “get it” when it comes to learning, yet. Most of the time what they really want to know is where that ultra-secret font of knowledge is. The one thing that will just open their eyes. An article by some “guru” that will just clear up so many mysteries, they can read it and feel like an instant expert and never have any doubts about their training at all. Funny how doubts is one of the main things that has kept me growing. Doubts tempered with faith, I guess you could say….

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