About a year ago, I called up this guy I know, a Master's Athlete, very strong and knowledgeable about lifting, to discuss a few business matters.
"Just a moment, Sully," he said. "I'm all wrapped, and I need to go do my set." So he put down the phone, and I could hear plates rattling in the other room, with a big explosive grunt at the end of every rep. The bar racked, and my friend came back to the phone, huffing and puffing. "How'd it go?" "Goddammit, I don't know. They
Exercise is the most powerful medicine in the world.
This is an extraordinary claim, but in 2016 I believe it is an entirely supportable one. No pharmaceutical or procedure provided by the modern medical model imposes such a profound healthy stimulus on so many tissues, organ systems, and disease processes as physical activity. The evidence for the manifold benefits of exercise has become simply overwhelming. The result has been a growing call for doctors and patients to r
My friend and physician/coaching colleague Dr. Austin Baraki has recently made some wonderful contributions at the Starting Strength website on the subject of pain. First he put up this terrific article, and followed through with this provocative interview with Rip. You really should check them out.
In both contributions, Austin correctly points out how healthcare providers frequently fail patients with acute and chronic pain, how our classical ideas about the biology of pa