Lack of Strength versus Lack of Awareness
In my most recent workout, I was struggling with the deadlift movement. Every other rep, I was rounding my back slightly.
I was afraid at first that I’ve already found a weakness (lumbar erector weakness), but I’ve been contemplating the issue for the better part of today.
What was throwing me off about … Continue reading
What’s Worse – French Fries or Crack Cocaine?
If there was one thing I can admit to not liking about myself, it would be the fact that I have an addictive personality.
I can find myself something that feels good – a new hobby, for example – and obsess over it until I’m bored with it. I literally milk all … Continue reading
Considering Deadlift Frequency
A year and a half ago, I hurt my back. Luckily, I rehabbed that sucker after reading Stuart McGill’s Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (a book that I sincerely recommend to anyone – click here to read my full review on it). This year, … Continue reading
(This article was originally written on Dec. 9, 2013 but has been revised on Mar. 10, 2016 to reflect a more accurate understanding of the topic.)
Online over the past few years, there has been some debate over what is the best “shoulder position” to have while performing overhead motions – namely, during the pull-up and overhead press. This discussion … Continue reading
I just want to give a quick update on the website. I’ve recently discovered that all of the comments on my blog posts, for the past 4 months, have been marked as spam automatically by my anti-spam plugin for WordPress.
It was partly user-error, so I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to any of my readers. … Continue reading
I any of you readers are familiar with my views on diet, you should know that I’m a former paleo fanatic. If I can still call myself paleo any longer, I’m not sure. Let’s just label myself as “paleo 2.0” or simply “healthy”.
Why did I decide to evolve from this evolutionary-science-based diet? Well, the premise of the paleo diet … Continue reading
A Book for Newbies Everywhere – Starting Strength
Everyday, there’s some tall, lanky high school kid who walks into the gym for his very first time. Depending on his luck, it either turns out great and he gets big and strong, and it turns out horribly and he either gets hurt or gives up.
We were all in that boy’s … Continue reading