Honoring Your Genetic Endowment

"Fear paralyzes; curiosity empowers.  Be more interested than afraid." - Patricia Alexander Having spent 17+ years in the pharmaceutical industry leaves me somewhat reluctant to jump wholesale on the bash-the-pharmaceutical-bastards bandwagon.   Drug companies...

A Genetically Determined, Individualized Training Regimen?

It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe if one thinks too long alone." - John Maynard Keynes As a long time aficionado and admirer of the old Eastern Block training philosophy/regimens, and...

If You Only Read One T-Muscle Article This Year…

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero   ...read The Perfect Rep, by T-Muscle contributing writer, Christian Thibaudeau.  Of course I'm biased here (because...

Why Dietary and Exercise Science is so Incredibly Difficult to Get Right, and What...

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.  - Miles Kington As this is somewhat a continuation of my Muscular Failure, Akhilandeshvari, and the Hypertrophy Response post,...

Periodization or Autoregulation: Which is Right for You?

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." - Confucius   I’ve had some discussions lately about periodization models, and about what models I think are most effective and, more to...

Priming the CNS “Pump” for Maximum Fast-Twitch Fiber Activation

"We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate...

The Past Weekend’s Workout Happenings

Saturday, 5/15/10 So the local farmers' market is located about a hard 15-minute fixie burst from my house.  Soon after rolling out of bed on Saturday, splashing some water on my face and,...

Space Travel, the Extreme Environmental Mismatch

"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." - Teddy Roosevelt  The Paleo lifestyle.  Efficient and effective strength and conditioning.  Pinpointed micro-nutrition and supplementation.  When everything is boiled down to the essential...

Amalgamation; The Workout as a Non-Dogmatic Experience

"In this age of specialization men who thoroughly know one field are often incompetent to discuss another. The great problems of the relations between one and another aspect of human activity have for this...

The Benefit of Less-Extreme Views

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united ~ Alexander von Humboldt George Church (Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School) argues, in this Big Think piece, that the...