Category Archives: Strength and Conditioning

The anti-protein movement: More bullshit “evidence”

Look, I get it. Some people have an agenda. Maybe they’re naive or gullible, or maybe they believe something so much they have to dig up anything they can to prove their point (i.e., confirmation bias). As Mark Twain once said: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t...
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Protein timing may matter most for trained men

Few athletes do not know about the glycogen window, or at least that you should eat after a workout. However,  many do not fully understand why this is important, or that nutrient timing (NT) may differ between sports, by fitness level, and even by gender. While eating something is better than...
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Impact of creatine on resistance training in older adults

On this Monday morning I’m reading a meta-analysis on the impact of creatine (Cr) on resistance training outcomes in older adults (over 44 yrs) just published in Medicine and science in sports in exercise (Devries and Phillips, 46 (6): 1194-1203). For those unfamiliar with a meta-analysis, this is a method...
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New Years Resolutions: It’s about goals!

The New Year’s Resolution is your yearly lottery because the chances of winning are so low; less than 10%, in fact. It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious athlete or first time fitness goer. There are numerous reasons for why those resolutions fail, but what we need to care most...
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Crossfit for Endurance athletes: there are better choices

I’ve purposefully never weighed in on the general merits/gimmicks of Crossfit nor its specific application to endurance sports. However, I have received a number of questions regarding Crossfit, including asking what I thought about it, so it seemed like a good time to get into this discussion on what I...
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