Is It Possible to Transform Your Muscle Fibers Into Different Types, for the Sake of Athletics?
A week ago, I wrote an article discussing the history and benefits of the deadlift. One detail I made about the deadlift was that this exercise is important for increasing explosiveness in athletics. This was a source of obscurity … Continue reading
A History of the Deadlift and How the Deadlift Benefits You
The deadlift… a combination of hip extension, lumbar erector isometrics, static grip strength, and intestinal fortitude. Is it the king of all movements or an over-rated exercise in futility? Does this lift deserve the awesome reputation it’s been given, or will it ruin your back?
A few years ago, … Continue reading
A History of the Overhead Press vs. the Bench Press and How the Overhead Press Benefits You
The bench press has been a long-time favorite for lifters in the Western world.
According to some, your chest hair ain’t worth squat if you can’t bench more than your bodyweight for reps. Hell, this attitude is even pervasive in non-lifters. I was … Continue reading
Burn Me at the Stake, ‘Cause I Don’t Give a Crap About Running
The love-story of America and cardiovascular endurance bewilders me. The 20th century was the time to be a runner. What was so appealing about showing off one’s chicken legs in short-shorts and wearing ugly running shoes? Beats me.
I can’t lie, though. I was entranced by running … Continue reading