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Category Archives: Weight training

The Role of a Predominantly Plant Based Eating Strategy in Optimizing Health

February 1, 2018

Eating strategies that incorporate an emphasis on vegetable consumption have been getting more and more attention – ie. paleo, keto, vegetarianism and veganism in the news.  This has led to increased availability of plant based substitutes for more traditional ingredients (pasta and rice for example) making it easier than ever to adopt a way of … Continue Reading

USPLA North American Championship Meet Update

July 17, 2012

Before I (Greg L) walked on to the platform, I chalked my sweaty hands at the bowl. Normally, you don’t need to chalk your hands before a back squat. But this wasn’t just another rep. This was going to be the heaviest weight I’d ever been under. 467.5 pounds. My adrenaline was racing. The music … Continue Reading

For Improved Performance, Balance Your Endurance Training with Strength Training.

March 9, 2011

It seems intuitive for endurance athletes to train almost exclusively using cardiovascular exercise.  The truth is endurance athletes need to have a balanced training program which includes strength training for improved movement efficiency, enhanced performance, and reduced injury. Strength training can help you run faster, longer, and more efficiently. A study published last year in … Continue Reading

Brain and Brawn

February 10, 2011

Recent studies show that resistance training is as effective, if not more, at stimulating neurogenesis in the portions of the brain associated with memory and thinking.