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Muscle Contraction: Nature's Artful Use Of The Binary Choice

I left-off in my first blogpost on the book Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning talking about human musculature and the skeleton.  Now I want to talk about what actually causes muscles to contract.   1,357 more words

Bio Chem

The Day After Deadlift Day: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.. Not so delayed.

Deadlift Day.  As with every other workout day, some love it and some loath it.  I never had an opinion one way or the other, which is odd for me.   1,082 more words

My Secret Hobby: People Watching at the Gym

For years my general game plan upon entering  my XSport gym was to get in, hit the weights and cardio hard, and get out with as little interaction with other people as humanly possible.   1,275 more words

Improving squat with drastic routines

Thanks to a fellow lifter and friend, Shane Harrison, I’ve identified some serious flaws in my squat technique. Having made the transition from equipped to raw lifting, there is even more importance on everything being perfect to be the strongest I can be. 279 more words

Powerlifting

THE "GOOD" ABOUT THE BAD

Have you ever been told this?–”DON’T EAT SODIUM, ANY ANIMAL FOODS AND CARBOHYDRATES!”

Let me reinforce why its sometimes crucial to have the right kind and amounts of these in your diet. 364 more words

Suicide By Delt Overload...

I walked into the gym Wednesday morning armed with my brand new delt routine.  Freshly researched and in my brain, I was ready to bust out Dana Linn Bailey’s “Delt Homicide” workout.   421 more words