Archive for category Exercise

Program Review–Boss Barbell Strength Method (on a cut)

Hot on the heels of my last review, I thought I would go ahead a review this program, since I’ve now run it for two mesocycles. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Boss Barbell Strength method (hereafter referred to as BBSM) is Dan Green’s own program. I started lifting at Dan’s gym, […]

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Program Review–Doggcrapp Training

This is a long time coming, but I wasn’t in a place to write about it until now, so here goes. Last year for almost the entire year I ran DC full time. I was coming back from an injury, and I decided that honestly, my biggest goal is not to get as strong as […]

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Two Training Vids

Two new vids today. One is a form check for my first set of 435×6 this morning, which also happens to be a 6RM PR. And the second is an oldie but goody of me benching 340 for 5 back in February of 2011. I’m posting it because it has the distinction of being an […]

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A Cure for Gout

Well, first things first, the title is admittedly a bit sensationalized, but I believe it’s largely justified. ‘Cure’ might be too strong of  a word from a scientific perspective, but it’s largely an accurate assessment of the results I’ve seen from a purely qualitative perspective. First, let me explain why ‘curing’ gout is a big […]

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Great Article on Pain

This is especially interesting for those of you with chronic pain, but it’s applicable to everyone. Regardless, this is the best article I’ve read to date on the new findings in regards to pain research, and definitely worth the read. Exercise Biology

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Wisdom from a Master

This week, I got the opportunity to get a training session from the current all-federation raw World Record holder in the 242lb weight class, Dan Green. The session was hugely enlightening, and after taking a few days to let some of it gel in my mind, I wanted to take the opportunity to review my […]

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The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated…

For those of you still checking in, you’ll note I haven’t posted anything significant on the fitness side since March 5th, over five months ago now (yikes)! As I’ve eluded to in the past, this is mostly because my work schedule has changed, which caused my commute hours to change, with a net result of […]

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Full ROM = More Growth, More Strength, More Structural Changes & More Sustainable Gains & Fat Loss – Insights from Realistic 8 Weeks Leg Training + 4 Weeks Detraining – SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone

This is an excellent review by SuppVersity of a study on squat depth which basically agrees with what I said back here: Squatting deeper allows you to get the same stimulus with less weight (or greater stimulus with the same weight), which allows you to grow more without placing more stress on your joints and […]

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Study: Fish Oil increases lean mass, reduces fat mass and Cortisol

Effects of supplemental fish oil on resting metabolic rate, body composition, and salivary cortisol in healthy adults   This is a controlled study where one group was fed Safflower Oil and the other Fish Oil for six weeks while Cortisol, body fat, lean mass, and RMR were all tracked. The results were overwhelmingly positive and […]

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Guest Post: The Benefits of Exercising During Cancer Treatment

Today I have a special guest post from Melanie Bowen, who is an Awareness Advocate for Cancer treatments at mesothelioma.com. Melanie’s message urging cancer patients to exercise in order to improve their mental, emotional, and physical health during treatment is one that I applaud, and I am happy to help spread her message.- Brian Cancer […]

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