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Strength of Evidence Podcast: Episode 7.5 – Response to “Rippetoe Goes Off”

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”?

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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.

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What do you think? After listening to the podcast and weighing the evidence, should we all solely perform heavy barbell movements and refrain from all other training methodology? Join us in the discussion by giving us a “like” on our Facebook page!

As always, if you like the podcast, please click on THIS LINK, go to iTunes, click on “ratings and reviews,” and leave us some feedback and a rating! Then share with your friends and anyone that might like to hear the debate.

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Links to the Articles and Topics Discussed in the Podcast

Rippetoe Goes Off

Overall principle of lower limb support during stance phase of gait (Full PDF HERE)

Variations in force-time histories of cat gastrocnemius, soleus and plantaris muscles for consecutive walking steps (Full PDF HERE)

The Randall Lift (Bruce Randall & Good Mornings)

The Strength of Evidence Podcast – Episode 2: To Squat or Not to Squat

Do the vastus medialis obliquus and vastus medialis longus really exist? A systematic review

The effects of short-term unilateral and bilateral lower-body resistance training on measures of strength and power

Comparison of lower extremity EMG between the 2-leg squat and modified single-leg squat in female athletes

Effects of unilateral and bilateral lower-body heavy resistance exercise on muscle activity and testosterone responses

Knee Valgus (Valgus Collapse), Glute Medius Strengthening, Band Hip Abduction Exercises, and Ankle Dorsiflexion Drills

You’ll Never Squat Again: Why Physical Therapists and Doctors Should Learn Some Biomechanics

Effect of adding single-joint exercises to a multi-joint exercise resistance-training program on strength and hypertrophy in untrained subjects

Isolated vs. complex exercise in strengthening the rotator cuff muscle group

Influence of exercise order on upper body maximum and submaximal strength gains in trained men

Effects of varying attentional focus on health-related physical fitness performance

Strengthening and Neuromuscular Reeducation of the Gluteus Maximus in a Triathlete With Exercise-Associated Cramping of the Hamstrings

Muscles within muscles: a tensiomyographic and histochemical analysis of the normal human vastus medialis longus and vastus medialis obliquus muscles

Strength of Evidence Podcast Episode 7: A Real Head Turner – Neck Packing and Joint Centration

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.

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What do you think? After listening to the podcast and weighing the evidence, should we pack the neck, just keep it in neutral, or ignore the head and neck altogether and let the chips fall where they may? Join us in the discussion by giving us a “like” on our Facebook page!

As always, if you like the podcast, please click on THIS LINK, go to iTunes, click on “ratings and reviews,” and leave us some feedback and a rating! Then share with your friends and anyone that might like to hear the debate.

Links to the Articles and Topics Discussed in the Podcast

4 Weightlifting Myths Destroyed – TNation article by Todd Bumgardner

Packing in the neck – Blogpost by Charlie Weingroff

Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials Absence of Evidence does not imply Evidence of Absence

Lamar Gant Deadlift: 

Konstantin Konstantinovs Deadlift: 

Phylogenetics – what does that even mean?

Articles Pertaining to Head-Neck Position & Strength

Grip Strength: Influence of Head-Neck Position in Normal Subjects

Effect of head-neck position on arm lifting strength

Effect of Head-Neck Position on Elbow Flexor Muscle
Torque Production

Effects of head-neck rotation and kinesiotaping on the flexor muscles on dominant-hand grip strength

Articles Pertaining to Core Stability and Lumbar ROM

Normal functional range of motion of the lumbar spine during 15 activities of daily living

The lumbar and sacrum movement pattern the back squat exercise

Kettlebell swing, snatch, and bottoms-up carry: back and hip muscle activation, motion, and low back loads

Comparison of different strongman events – trunk muscle activation and lumbar spine motion, load, and stiffness

Comparison of different rowing exercises – trunk muscle activation and lumbar spine motion, load, and stiffness

Lumbar posterior ligament involvement during extremely heavy lifts estimated from fluoroscopic measurements (We didn’t specifically mention this paper but this is the article that shows that powerlifters flex their spines but not to end range during the dl)

A Quote from a Sports Science Legend

Mel Siff quote on wearing belts (last paragraph)

Strength of Evidence Podcast Episode 6: The Crossfit Analysis (Guest Starring Jen Sinkler)

“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!

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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!

As always, if you like the podcast, please click on THIS LINK, go to iTunes, click on “ratings and reviews,” and leave us some feedback and a rating! Then share this with your friends and anyone that might like to hear the debate.

Strength of Evidence Podcast Episode 5: Fitness Publishing Starring Jen Sinkler

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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