Check out some of his TV, Podcasts, and other media appearances here!
I join Barbell Shrugged as Co-Host to talk with University of Minnesota Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Cal Dietz about his "Triphasic Training Method, Proper Bracing (may not the core?), and Developing Explosive Strength!
Listen to me "Debunk Muscle Myth's" on the Episode #31 of Alpha Movement Podcast Here!
A million thank you's to @spencergarnold for flying across the country on a red eye (then flying immediately back) to teach my program design class.
Spencer is a very smart and gifted S&C, Weightlifting, and Crossfit coach.
And thank you to @the_sean_waxman for driving several hours in LA traffic to join!
Both men are terrific sources of knowledge.
Cool study on the rate of performance change in female weightlifters (Olympic) over 10 years of competition.
Data were taken from >750 people (all Americans) from USAW local, national, or international meets from 1997 to 2015. To control for the effect of maturation, the team only included weightlifters that had competed in either Youth Nationals (17 y old and under) or Junior Nationals (20 y old and under). All data were also converted to weight lifted divided by body mass (to compare across weight classes). The rate of improvement peaked during the 1st competition year (no surprise there!) at 6-8% per 3 months, but slows way down to ~3% (i.e. got 3% stronger relative to what you were 3 months prior) by the 18 month mark, ~1% by 21 month. It's a slow creep from there.... :-) The snatched seemed to increase more at the begging than the C&J (assume this is because of the large technical demand). Thus, you can expect to see greater gains in the snatch than the C&J the 1st 2 years of training (~19 vs. 16%, relative to baseline strength). Total performance increase over the 10 years was ~28% for snatch, 22% for C&J, and 25% for total, but appears to generally stop progressing by year 8.5 or so.
Importantly, the ladies went from ~58kg in body mass to 70kg during the 10 years. Moreover, the % improvement in performance jumped form 3% per 6 months to 5% per size 6 months during the year 3 to 5 period as body mass jumped from 63 to 66 kg. This indirectly suggests gains in body (muscle) size are potentially necessary to continue gaining performance kg once you pass training year 3 when the % increase in performance was down to <2% every 6 months of training.
My gut reaction is these numbers feel about right.
Of course, this has tons of limitations, massive assumptions, and missing data, but come on, it's a pretty cool start.
Check out @cspfullerton grad student @kilerk0 who was recently casted in the new fitness show (Titan Games) by @therock *
We're beyond stoked for her and uber proud!!!! * from @kilerk0 - Everything happens for a reason...and this is happening. Jacked to see so many fit females in a #menshealth article, you know only @therock and @nbctitangames could pull that off 🔥. Stay Ready, and turn on those cable providers because Jan. 3rd on NBC it’s time to Compete!
This is not the 1st paper to show such an occurrence.
To me, this brings up several concepts.
Hormesis is critical to understand.
You shouldn't just "maximize" or "minimize" things unless you REALLLLLLLLY know what the fuck you are doing (a place I put very, very few people on this planet - including myself) and/or have deeply thought through something
Don't mistake this as RE is less effective than AE for mental health, it's just been studied a lot less.
The mode is obviously not the important part here
New video up.
I quickly explain how to program to increase strength while minimizing hypertrophy.
I also explain the physiology, and NO, it's NOTTTTT all "neurological adaptations "
Link in bio.
In weightlifting/powerlifting, we call this a double (i.e. 1 rep, 20 sec rest, 2nd rep) 😁😁 But nonetheless, "cluster" sets have strong scientific support.
Give them a try!!
This @lairdsuperfood stuff came in awful handy while living in the Montana wilderness for a week. Crazy part was I got it at a freaking IGA in Broadus MT!!!! (See picture evidence). Time away like that was hard on Momma (@tashab15 ) with the munchkin, but it's easily my favorite form of "vacation". You can have your resorts, lines, & overpriced cocktails. I'll take the subzero blistering wind, endless country, and pounding silence.
To each their own though. You do you.
#lairdsuperfood #coffee #espresso
Mark this day because our species, and all known life in this Universe, may have just saw the greatest single leap in its history. *
You can fight and bicker all you want about a lot of problems & politics we have in the world right now, but make no mistake, they all pale in comparison to this (no offense to those suffering right now because of selfish politicians, racist, etc.). *
Personally, i'm not sure I buy it (things like this tend to get hyper-inflated and exaggerated), but Zeus help us all if it's true.... * I guess it doesn't matter much if it's true or not, it's just a matter of time. *
My head is spinning right now. *
Take a second to reflect. *
There's a chance you'll remember this day the rest of your life * ...and there's also a chance this is made up garbage, nobody knows yet...😉😂 * Saw this from @drjimmybagley - *
The genie is out of the bottle and there's no going back... The technology to alter human DNA has been around for a few years, but has not been used in embryos to create live babies until now.
Although not independently confirmed (or published), it looks like our reality may have just changed forever... #geneediting #crispr #gattaca2018