I made the mistake of going on to a popular forum site that Thomas and Lindsay tell me about often. Once there I found a discussion of “Easy Strength” and one, um, “lifter” wrote that he/she couldn’t understand why I had all of these “different programs.” So, I thought about it for a while. It’s….
I think I spend about half of my career answering questions with two basic responses. “It depends” is brilliant, as most people don’t realize that strength training has hundreds of exercises, dozens of tools and nearly an infinite number of ways of combining everything together. The needs of an NFL lineman and a 70 year….
Years ago, we used to talk about back training in the gym as doing the Olympic lifts or the powerlifts. One day, someone cracked out a textbook and decided to call this kind of work “Posterior Chain.” And, that is fine. I still have strong opinions that pulling 600 pounds off the floor is a….
It’s a rare day that the question of programming comes up. I would love to just say “Push, Pull, Hinge, Squat, Loaded Carry and Groundwork for reasonable reps and load,” but that doesn’t truly answer the key issues. The first issue is simply: “What is your goal?” If you want fat loss you….
If you live an active lifestyle, you begin to take a few things for granted. Vacations seem to bring out the big issues. I have a few warning signs: if I find that I cover up more at the pool or beach, if suitcases need to be roller bags if I am more than fifty….