MEDICAL TOPICS

EVERYDAY PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR THE ATHLETE OF AGING (at Starting Strength)

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Once the damage has stopped and the danger past, pain confers no benefit, no honor, no reward. Put pain in its place so you can get back to your training

THE SICK AGING PHENOTYPE

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD

Our age of peace, plenty, and leisure, has ushered in a horrific form of unhealthy aging that I call the Sick Aging Phenotype: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, frailty, and loss of independence. This is a horrible way to get old.

INGUINAL HERNIA AND STRENGTH TRAINING (on Starting Strength)

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Long-term prognosis for the athlete is excellent overall, and hernia repair does not contraindicate any of the major compound barbell movements or any particular level of loading.

TYPE 2 DIABETES: THE COMPLETE SERIES!

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Watch our complete series on the causes, medical management, and lifestyle approaches to Type II Diabetes.

HYPERTENSION: THE COMPLETE SERIES!

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Check out our video series on hypertension and the Athlete of Aging.

STRENGTH AND KNEE REPLACEMENT

Fred Barnes MD and Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD

Two papers by Jacobsen et al on the topic of strength training after knee replacement. Does it improve outcome?

THE VALSALVA AND STROKE: TIME TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH (at Starting Strength)

Jonathon M. Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC

Have you heard? THEY are telling us that lifting weights under Valsalva isn’t just unsafe, it may soon be illegal.

COPD AND THE ATHLETE OF AGING

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Adults with COPD need strength training for all the reasons everybody else needs it--only more so.

STRENGTH TRAINING AND JOINT HEALTH

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC

2018 Starting Strength Coaches Association Conference science panel discussion.

STRENGTH AND JOINT HEALTH, PART 2: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Jonathon M. Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

An introduction to arthritis and tendinopathy in the second part of the Starting Strength Coaches Association Science panel presentation.

LOAD DEM BONES!

Fred Barnes MD and Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Bone loss is one of the horrors of growing older. But we have an effective medicine for prevention, management, and reversal: The Barbell Prescription.

YES, YOU CAN.

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Most of the reasons you have for not training are actually your best reasons to START training.