Is solely relying on heavy barbell training the best way to achieve hypertrophic, strength, and performance adaptations? Is there room for any other methods? Does proper squatting and deadlifting cover all possible bases for rehabilitative, functional, and athletic purposes? Are machines and isolation movements for sissies? And are physical therapists all a bunch of “weenie frauds”?
In episode 7.5 of The Strength of Evidence Podcast, Jon and Bret respond to Mark Rippetoe’s latest TNation article and demonstrate how to properly analyze polarizing, black & white articles.
Neck-packing has received much attention lately in physical therapy and strength coaching circles, as has the notion of joint centration. How does the evidence for neck-packing stack up? How can we determine optimal joint-centration? How stable is the core during real-world exercise? What limits the deadlift? And what’s the best neck position for grip strength?
In episode 7 of The Strength of Evidence Podcast, Jon and Bret tackle these questions and demonstrate how they go about forming an evidence-based opinion on the topic of neck packing.
“Crossfit” gyms have made a huge impact in strength training in the last few years, but not everyone is embracing the trend. On one side of the argument, proponents claim “elite” training and results, while critics claim increased injuries and haphazard training without focus. Who’s got it right?
Jon and Bret welcome back special guest Jen Sinkler to discuss her experience in CrossFit workouts as the panel looks at the newest papers and studies to find out who has the facts in their favor!
What do you think? Is CrossFit a good approach to strength training and fitness, or is it just a good way to get hurtt? Join us in the discussion by giving us a “like” on our Facebook page!
How does the average fitness enthusiast get his or her information, and what is the quality of that information? In this episode, Jon and Bret welcome special guest Jen Sinkler to discuss her experience as a longtime fitness writer and editor and the former editorial director of fitness content for Experience Life magazine! How are articles written, experts chosen and topics decided on? Jen reveals all of the behind-the-scenes information that gets the information to us!
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