Science For Fitness

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Date registered: December 2, 2012

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  1. Client Success Story – Allyson — June 6, 2017
  2. Does CrossFit Impair Attentive Processes? — May 23, 2017
  3. Are You Training? Get A Notebook! — April 26, 2017
  4. Different Adaptations to Exercise in Young and Older Adults — March 30, 2017
  5. Client Success Story – Dan — February 23, 2017

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Client Success Story – Allyson

Name: Allyson Age: 26 Height: 5’7″   Allyson’s Training Program Allyson came to me as a former athlete, but with an injured back and suboptimal metabolic markers. She wasn’t as strong as she wanted to be and in some areas she was lacking significantly (i.e., unable to perform an unassisted pull-up or chin-up). Her schedule …

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Does CrossFit Impair Attentive Processes?

I recently caught up on the published literature pertaining to CrossFit training and decided to highlight this particular study (Perciavalle et al., 2016) as it possesses significant problems in both experimental design and results interpretation. This study sought to determine if CrossFit training results in negative effects on attention-related activities by virtue of high blood …

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Are You Training? Get A Notebook!

After all these years, one thing I constantly find myself saying to my clients/athletes is, “Get a notebook.” I want them to have a physical record of what they are doing when they take class or do sessions with me. Even when I give explanations as to why it’s important, my conversion rate is low. …

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Different Adaptations to Exercise in Young and Older Adults

Although the health benefits of exercise are indisputable, the cellular and molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. In addition, the extent to which these mechanisms differ among different types of exercise and in different populations (e.g., younger and older) remains unclear. A recent study by Robinson and others in Cell Metabolism examined the molecular changes …

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Client Success Story – Dan

Name: Dan Age: 33 Height: 5′ 10″ Dan’s Training Program Dan came to me with no formal training history. He had never even done certain basic barbell lifts (squat, deadlift). His major goals were to get instruction in proper form for the barbell lifts and to get a bit stronger. However, he presented with an …

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Metcon Strong – Free Programming for Conditioning

A great deal of the programming I do for my clients, and for myself personally, has a bias towards strength. The primary reasons are as follows: 1) Strength is a general adaptation and its development improves a number of physical attributes and skill sets (Power, Coordination, Balance, etc.). So if you want to get better …

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Client Success Story – Walt

Name: Walt Age: 46 Height: 6′ Walt’s Training Program Walt had significant mobility and range of motion restrictions when he came to me. He wanted to improve his movement patterns and get stronger. As a Master’s Athlete, some modifications to his programming were necessary, but I still began him using a Starting Strength linear progression …

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The NY Times’ Discussion on “Too Much” Dietary Protein

The New York Times recently posted an article which leans heavily towards the notion that people are now consuming protein at levels that are not healthy or safe. As is customary for New York Times health and science pieces, this article is full of oversimplifications, selective interpretations and omissions. Below is my brief takehome summary …

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Using Skulpt Chisel for Body Composition Measurement

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For many people, reaching their health and fitness goals means reducing their body fat or gaining muscle mass. In all likelihood, there is greater interest in the former. So, what’s the best way to go about measuring it? The major ways to measure body fat percentage are as follows: 1. Visual Changes: Look at your …

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Political Awareness: My Promise to Do More

Years ago a friend of mine engaged me in a conversation about politics and I didn’t really have anything to add. He asked me why I wasn’t keeping up with things in the world and I responded by reminding him I’m a “science guy.” There’s only so much time I can commit to things each …

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