Jeff Barnett

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New research examine the "mixed method" approach to training - meaning, training heavy loads for strength and moderate loads to develop power. Science thinks this may translate to sports better.
Endurance exercise across generations could be responsible for our giant human brains and our success as a species. Take a look at the research that says running might have made our brains big.
Cardio first, then strength training? Or strength, then cardio? Which is best? You've probably hear the bro-science, now let's take a look at what the real researchers discovered about our hormones.
Post-Activation Potentiation or PAP - what is it? It means if you squat heavy, you can jump higher. Science looks at how much weight it takes to activate this potential and how you can apply it, too.
Much has been made of late of the power of exercise to increase cognitive ability. Researchers proved this again by increasing cognitive ability in patients with autism, Down's, and Prader-Willi.
We know that squat suits help powerlifters lift more, but how exactly do they accomplish this? Science looks at elite level powerlifters and tries to break down how the squat suits work.
Post-activiation potentation, or PAP. Lifting heavy and sprinting hard. Turns out the lifting heavy part helps you go faster. Now science examines isometric PAP and rowing sprints with good results.
Is the brain capable of detecting small imbalances in a loaded barbell? Does it matter that the plates match on each side? Science takes a look at what happens when you load the barbell all crazy.
More and more research is linking the consumption of high fructose corn syrup to type 2 diabetes, obesity, and death. Sadly, the United States is leading the pack in this unhealthy race.
Once again fish oil turns out to be one of the best things you can do for yourself. New research shows it improves your memory, but you need to make sure you're taking enough.
One week the news says you're eating too much protein. Another week it says you're not eating enough. Well, now science says you might not be eating enough to build muscle after all.
Lots of supplements companies offer mixes of pre- and post-workout supplements. Are these mixes effective? One recent study looked at NO-Shotgun and NO-Synthesize and said yes.