Massage and Athletic Performance

Massage and Performance Recovery[1] A Meta-Analysis from Sports Medicine, 2016      Post-exercise massage is frequently touted as a recovery and recuperation aid by many athletes and coaches. However, the evidence for this claim is scarce. I REALLY want this claim to be true for I frequently engage in a weekly deep-tissue massage. It feels …

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Dire Wolf CrossFit Part 3: Nine Fundamental Lifts

Exercise Anatomy and Physiology and the NINE Foundational Movements (+ something for abs) Part One     Part Two       In this third and final part of summarizing the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Manual (for the solo practitioner), what I am calling Dire Wolf CrossFit since there is already a “Lone Wolf CrossFit” Box …

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Dire Wolf CrossFit-Part 2: Defining Fitness

Dire Wolf CrossFit: Part TWO Read Part ONE Here Defining Health and Fitness      As a physician, I’ve long recognized that western medicine has been focused for too long on preventing illness and treating disease rather than promoting fitness, and better yet, obtaining an optimally functioning body. Recognizing that the attempt to avoid a …

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Caffeine in Exercise and Sport

The Intelligent Use of Caffeine in Exercise and Sport We are a nation of stimulant junkies….and I love it. I have always thought that if you are going to be addicted to something, it might as well be stimulating. Better to enhance awareness (and thus existence) than blunt it or alter it. But, then again, …

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5-3-1: Raw Strength Training

Fundamentals of Gaining Raw Strength: My take on 5/3/1 The simplest base program for use in the Dynamorphic Training System Thanks again to “Cotten” for filling me in on this one years ago. This is a review of “The simplest and most effective training system for raw strength” 97 pages condensed to …. THREE. You …

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