Is Joint Clicking a Problem?

Well the summer is dwindling down, and that last thing I was thinking was joint clicking. That means it’s back at things a little more full tilt, and while I’ve updated a few things on my current side project (well second side-project), and done a boat load of work on Fitnack this summer I haven’t done much writing here on …

Dairy: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Dairy is hopefully the start of some quality discussions on certain hot-topic foods items in the future on this blog. People often ask me what my thoughts are on Dairy, Meat, Eggs, blah…blah…blah… and to be honest I’m mostly moderate in my recommendations as a baseline. Not always, but usually. There isn’t a hell of a lot to it really, there are …

The ‘Laws’ of Medicine

“In his 1934 book, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, the philosopher Karl Popper proposed a crucial criterion for distinguishing a scientific system from an unscientific one. The fundamental feature of a scientific system, Popper argued, is not that its propositions are verifiable, but that its propositions are falsifiable–i.e., every theory carries an inherent possibility of proving it false. A theory or …

Why Genes Don’t Tell All

I got to view a wonderful TED 2016 presentation on genes by scientist Riccardo Sabatini last night. I’m paraphrasing the talk (it was on personalized Genetic Medicine) here slightly because I’m not a geneticist, but it got me thinking about how genes influence fat loss, muscle gain, sport performance and well, general life too, and why it’s important for the average person to have a …

The X Split Routine

The X split follows the K.I.S.S. principle, and not in the keep-it-simple-stupid, kind of method, but more so the keep-it-short-and-sweet method. Arguably most people don’t want to spend a ton of time in the gym and the X split can help make that a reality. When they are there, they should spend time perfecting the basics and when possible I …

Optimal vs Practical

I’ve been spending more and more time lately reading research. I’ve always been a voracious reader, but research is different… Research is always something I’ve been interested in, but also something I’ve always figured it can wait till I’m over 40 or 50 to pursue doing, ya know when I’m bored with coaching or training or I just want to …

Skill Based 2×2 Training

Skill Based 2×2 is kinda something like Starting Strength (SS – a classic) or Stronglifts 5×5 — Starting Strength with more volume… Two resistance training programs that have taken over the interwebz. I’d say without a doubt I answer more questions about these two ‘beginner’ programs online, than almost any other approach to lifting. In essence they are wonderfully simple programs for strength …