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On Feb. 20, 2015, experts came together at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California, for the 2015 CrossFit Conference on Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia, organized by the HEAT Institute. Among the speakers was Dr. Mitchell H. Rosner of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
In his talk “Drinking in the Data: Fluid Intake and Health,” Rosner disproved several urban myths by explaining that some common hydration guidelines come with little to no scientific… Continue Reading
Zachary Long details three tests that will help you determine whether mobility or motor control is derailing your squat.
The squat is an essential movement pattern, but many lose the ability to perform a proper squat over time, and the movement must be retrained to allow them to perform daily activities such as standing from a seated position.
In the world of athletic development, the squat is the most important exercise for developing… Continue Reading
October 10, 2015
Once considered the gold standard of fitness, VO2 max is now just one aspect of athletic performance.
“By analyzing the amount of oxygen you consume, the (VO2 max) test determines how efficiently your body extracts and uses oxygen from the air. This makes it the gold standard of fitness markers, as well as a strong indicator of your overall health.”
Arguing about technique variations is pointless without clear definitions and data.
Good exercise technique versus bad exercise technique: Everyone seems to have an opinion about what makes a movement acceptable and what makes it unacceptable.
The mantra of every book, article and blog post on exercise injury or gym safety is “bad technique causes injury.” But in the fitness industry, no one agrees on the exact elements of good technique… Continue Reading
Did you overwork your adrenal glands or are you getting worked by mythology and marketing?
Sticking to a physical exercise routine is tiring, but the soreness and fatigue from a good workout can easily be alleviated with a full meal and plenty of rest, so you’re raring to go by the time your next workout rolls around.
That’s the theory, at least.
When real life gets in the way, recovery can suffer. Sometimes, fatigue persists for so long between… Continue Reading
June 29, 2015
Updated consensus statement on hydration and hyponatremia published June 29 in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.
The dogma is pervasive: Dehydration is bad.
For more than a decade, a group of scientists from around the globe have been working to fight that doctrine. Their advice is simple: Drink only when you’re thirsty.
“Everybody has this little barometer in their brain that they were born with that measures the appropriate amount of sodium in your blood and the appropriate amount of… Continue Reading
Lon Kilgore explains how the pressure to publish has created libraries full of useless exercise-science publications.
Why doesn’t exercise science answer even the most basic questions about creating fitness?
In answer, many publications in recent years have pointed out problems in exercise science. Some of these pieces have been written without an understanding of the inner workings of modern academia, while some are written from within the belly of the beast.
Although… Continue Reading
Smart and athletic, Zyrees Oliver had a bright future washed away when widely accepted hydration advice ended up killing him. Andréa Maria Cecil investigates.
The words hung in the air: brain dead.
Only days earlier he was a strong, healthy, God-fearing 17-year-old who in little more than a year at his high school had become captain of the football team and boasted a 3.8 GPA. Zyrees Oliver planned to play college football… Continue Reading