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“Monumental fitness findings”…or…”Stuff I found and read”.

I haven’t put up anything in 6 months…cause…I’m lazy.  What’s changed in that time? I’m now a Master of the pushup (so says McDaniel College)     

Yep, Green Terror. Like a bad Al Gore joke

Yepper, just like a bad Al Gore joke.

Yes McDaniel College is/ are the “Green Terror” and no, that’s not a bad environmental joke. ….. That is all……. Exciting, I know.      

What hasn’t changed; most things we do in gyms and believe about fitness/ lifting/ physiology is still wrong, stupid, ineffective and completely made up to sell something. But sometimes we can find good stuff to help kill the broscience beast.      

Some Caffeine Broscience gets shot down.      

Broscience:Bro, caffeine is like so bad for you“. “It’ll like blow your heart up and stuff“.      

Maybe not: http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/coffeesmysteriousbenefitsmount      

 “Coffee contains more than a thousand chemicals, some of which have antioxidant and antimutagenic activities,” Mia Hashibe, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Utah    

 You mean coffee, the evil caffeine killer,…….has benefits and might be healthy for most people.  That can’t be true can it? (Obviously this is a rhetorical question, yes it can, and for many is).      

 More science crap about coffee (and how evil it is)  to read:      

 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100609111316.htm       

  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100315144814.htm      

 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100622142551.htm      

 ….wow looks like the “devils brew” aint so deadly, huh…… Bro?         

        

Know what’s stupid? …….I do…..When sport coaches and parents say things like, “lifting weights makes you muscle-bound and less flexible“. Let’s see what the empirical evidence tells us:     

Look at how stiff she is. Bet it’s hard for her to tie her shoes.

Then stupid people in lab coats and stuff had to go test stuff and make all the guys stuck in 1985 look stupid.    

 http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20100604/resistance-training-improves-flexibility-too  “Our results suggest that full-range resistance training regimens can improve flexibility as well as, or perhaps better than, typical static stretching regimens,” says James R. Whitehead, EdD, of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks     

Dizzam! Guess what 1985, weight machines are safer, squats hurt your knees, deadlifts are dangerous, fitness center guy….you was wrong….again. Weights create muscular tension through the compete range of motion, if lifted though that range of motion. It was never weights, but instead weight machines and body building techniques which emphasis partial range of motions and creating a “pump” over movement and strength. It was another case of the application NOT the modality.   

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  1. June 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm

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