Overpronation – An Over-Rated Condition

Overpronation

In my last blog post, I mentioned overpronation being a factor for causing heel pain.

The thing is, overpronation is a catch-all diagnosis that runners are given when they experience injuries due to poor running mechanics. Instead of focusing on fixing running technique, doctors/PTs/shoes-salesmen tell others that they’ve got the dreaded overpronation, like it’s some sort of disease that needs … Continue reading

Bodybuilding = Fake Muscles?

Bodybuilding muscles.

I’ve heard quite a few times that bodybuilders are simply “puffy”, lack strength, and have “muscles filled with water”.

These claims have come about because of the discussions about muscle hypertrophy. Well, I would say they’ve come about due to misunderstandings of muscle hypertrophy.

There are two kinds of muscle hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and myofibrillar hypertrophy. The former, sarcoplasmic, increases … Continue reading