Posts Tagged weight lifting

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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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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Can CrossFit improve aerobic fitness and body composition?–Strength and Conditioning Research

This is an excellent study on CrossFit. The only thing I really dislike about it is that they confounded the results by switching the subjects diets prior to beginning the study. Otherwise, the methods and conclusions seem very solid. Here’s a brief summary (the emphasis is mine): CrossFit-style training can significantly improve maximal aerobic fitness […]

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room – Pt. 2: The Elephant’s Shadow

In Part 1 of this little series, I addressed a contentious bit of speculation regarding my own personal use of steroids and what benefits TRT doses of Testosterone may or may not have had on my progress over the last two years. At that time, I mentioned that the major thing I wanted to address […]

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room – Pt. 1: The Elephant Itself

In a number of places, I’ve seen people who are dismissive of someone’s progress (including my own) or minimize it with statements like ‘Dat dere CellTech’, which is really just a euphemism for ‘He’s on steroids’. While this has bugged me, I’ve never posted on it mainly because I don’t feel like there’s any point. […]

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“Happy Holidays, now buy my fitness/nutrition book”

If you follow any fitness or nutrition blogs, you’ve probably seen this kind of message posted. You may have even been unlucky enough to get an email or twelve from some fitness person hawking whatever their latest fitness or nutrition book is. If this sounds familiar, let me clear the air on what these are […]

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Have Some Standards!! « Bodyweight Strength Training « Beast Skills

Excellent article on why you need to hold yourself to correct form and depth standards while lifting.  Have Some Standards!! « Bodyweight Strength Training « Beast Skills

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Skeletal Muscle Protein Metabolism and Resistance Exercise

This is an excellent study showing the benefits of BCAA supplementation, especially for those of us who train fasted. Includes some surprising conclusions, like BCAA supplementation alone (without exercise) increasing muscle growth and BCAAs + carbs actually being inferior in some cases to BCAAs alone. As an added bonus, the full text is available for […]

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Are Deep Squats Bad for your Knees? | Exercise Biology

Here’s a pretty good article talking about both sides of the ‘deep squat’ debate that’s worth a read, especially as a counterpoint to my post on the subject. The one thing he doesn’t bring up that I believe is highly pertinent to the discussion is the fact that you can and must use greater weights […]

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