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The Muscle Lab is Open

  Cody Haun is the epitome of a 21st century strength scientists. As he ventures out on his own, leaving academia for private practice, he is set up to track, analyze, and assess every aspect of your training and nutrition.     In this episode, we geek out about:   Inter-individual heterogeneity and response to […]

5 Ways to Workout With Your Partner

There’s strength in numbers. Never is this more true than when it comes to committing to working out.   It’s the reason people hire personal trainers or sign up for a bootcamp with a friend: Accountability. And what more convenient accountability partner than your intimate partner? If you live with the person, even better.   […]

Maximize Muscularity and Strength; Minimize Risk of Injury

      Jordan Shallow is a chiropractor, strength and conditioning coach, powerlifter and educator. He’s the cofounder of Pre-Script, which operates on the three pillars of mobility, stability and strength.   In this episode:   Jordan identifies the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to enhancing performance, gaining strength, building muscle mass, […]

The 10 Commandments of Health

Now God didn’t etch these in stone and send them down through the clouds, nor did I perform any miracles like parting the Red Sea. So, in that respect, they’re up for debate.   But after being in the fitness industry for a while, reading, studying, doing continuing education credit hours on top of training […]

Getting Schooled on Building Muscle

Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN, is the founder of School of Gainz and Competitive Breed. He is also a competitive natural bodybuilder, researcher, and educator who truly walks the talk.  In this episode, we discuss all things muscle building including: Whether DOMs are a useful indicator of effective training What makes a good muscle building […]

The Cossack Squat: Reclaiming Your Baseline Balance

This uncomplicated exercise not only builds single-leg strength and coordination but also takes care of the instability of the hips that unavoidably creeps in after years of training heavy two-sided movements like squats and deadlifts.   We’re not perfectly balanced machines. One side of our body has more prominent organs in different places than the […]

Can I Train With A Herniated Disc?

Short answer? Yes.   Before you go rushing to the weight room, we need to take a step back.     Even though you can still exercise, play sports, and move in general with a herniated or bulging disc, there are a few precautions and steps you need to take to stop the owie from […]

How Does Resistance Training Rank in Terms of Safety?

A misconception is that weight training and weightlifting (yes, these are two separate entities, more on that later) are dangerous activities and are to blame for several injuries that occur in the gym.    From a young age, parents will often elect safer activities for their children to participate in over resistance training for fear of […]

A Weighted Vest for Beginners

  Franco Columbu, who was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best friend, a champion bodybuilder in his own right, as well as a competitor in strongman and powerlifting events, had his own views about adding weight to bodyweight exercises, famously saying, “Never add weights to your pull-ups.”     The thinking went, if you can do multiple sets […]