Ready to run? Make sure you stretch – KVIA

Utter garbage, without a shred of evidence to support the claim that stretching is essential before running. What's essential is a thorough warmup, which this supposed expert didn't do at her CrossFit gym. But, now she owns a stretching emporium…

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Podcast Episode #17: Dr. Stu McGill | StrongFirst

Great StrongFirst podcast with spine expert Stu McGill. Well worth the listen. I love how he ever-so-politely disses yoga. He also speaks very clearly about how proximal tension produces distal power...vital to nearly every sport you can think of, including…

You Work Out More Than You Need To; Not

Utterly moronic analysis of an otherwise interesting study by Schoenfeld et al. Earth to Cosmo: this study was 34 young men, all of whom were already fit, strong, and experienced in strength training. This means that the study is not broadly generalizable…

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles – The New York Times

Excellent article by Gretchen Reynolds of the NY Times (one of the very few credible and thoughtful writers on physical training) about the cellular benefits of hard exercise. Her focus -- and the focus of the study she writes about…

Bodybuilding and Weight Training from IronOnline

Great essay by The Blond Bomber, bodybuilding icon Dave Draper, who writes a terrific periodic newsletter. This essay about The Best Workouts is an excellent read. Pay close attention to his list of internal and external requirements for an outstanding…

Exercise, Government-Style | Mark Rippetoe

Gawd, I love Mark Rippetoe of Starting Strength. You must read this complete annihilation of the National Institute on Aging and their laughably incompetent (but good enough for government work) guide to exercise for older adults. Only government bureaucrats --…