Category Archives: Training

Milk, Silent Killer

A timely concurrence of news articles allows me to contrast how the media portrays scientific studies with their content.  On one side we have Vox reporting the evils of milk and the other we have the debunking of the same … Continue reading

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The Fitness Industry is Evil and Manipulative

I recently started my first membership at a commercial gym.  As part of the enrollment package I got four free personal trainer consultations.  I figured what the hell and they set me up with someone. First off is a discussion … Continue reading

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Exercise for Health and Physique, Not Weight Loss

Another myth that seems to have gripped the popular consciousness is that exercise is the key to weight loss.  In no uncertain terms: THIS IS WRONG. I bring this up because well-educated colleagues in the Physics department have made this … Continue reading

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The Lean Bulk

Ah the mythical lean bulk where you gain muscle without gaining fat.  It’s every gymbros’ fantasy.  Sadly, it just doesn’t happen.  If it does, either you’re new to training and overweight or hitting the juice.  For everyone else, you are … Continue reading

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Why Are Americans Obsessed with Health and Still Fat?

I really can’t stand checking more matrix elements and the last post got me thinking about this topic. Americans are the fattest people on Earth, no contest.  We also seem to have an unhealthy obsession with health.  There is always … Continue reading

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Tips For Cutting Like a Goth

Just about finished with a cutting cycle and it went far better than last time.  When I first got into lifting I was doing Starting Strength and took Rippetoe’s advice on nutrition.  Don’t.  You don’t need to eat as much … Continue reading

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Training According to Science, Part 3: The Little Things

Probably the last installment since the field of exercise science is not expansive and I am no expert. Cardio: Cardio of some sort has a benefit for everyone, even if mostly doing strength training.  It has been proven to help … Continue reading

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