The Dark and Bewildering World of Fitness Studies
The next time you read a news report on health research, ask yourself these questions.
The Athletic Potential of Vitamin D
Research shows that maintaining the right level of vitamin D may improve six key areas of performance.
Dr. Marc Bubbs
Gut Problems? New Technology May Have Answers
Emerging research on food intolerances may end the elimination diet guessing game.
Does Processed Meat Cause Cancer?
Before you swear off processed and red meat altogether, remember to be skeptical and use common sense.
How to Deal With Confusing Science
Science says air conditioning makes you fat. But it also says being in cold water burns more calories. What gives?
Create Muscular Balance With Unilateral Training
From increased stability to altering muscular force, these bodyweight movements should be part of every athlete's training.
Can Low-Carb Hurt Your Athletic Performance?
A recent study compares the performance of ultra-marathon runners under different dietary conditions.
How to Avoid Cargo Cult Science in Fitness Literature
Much of what we ready in fitness publications looks like science and feels like science, but it is missing something.
PubMed and Bro-Science: How to Use Evidence in Fitness
Learn the best way to curate information and be your own scientific researcher.
What Isometric Training Says About Your Back Squat 1RM
A new study suggests isometric training may have real value for your back squat.
Foam Roller vs. PNF Purgatory: Which One Will Save You?
Is all that time on the foam roller actually working? A recent study compared foam rolling to PNF stretching.
Is Chocolate a Weight-Loss Food? How to Be a Reasonable Skeptic
There are some fundamental flaws in the new research on chocolate that probably make it useless.
Bro, Do You Even Read? Assessing Trainer Competence
A recent study reveals that a personal training certification does not necessarily equal knowledge.
Your Supplements Are Killing Your Gains
Taking a multivitamin is a common health recommendation, but are they doing your body more harm than good?
Does Good Posture Matter, or Is It All a Load of Crap?
We talk a lot about the importance of posture in the strength world, but what does "good posture" really mean?
Don’t Just Argue, Debate Like a Scientist
Learn the essentials of how to structure a compelling argument through research.
How to Read and Analyze Research Like a Pro
We're bombarded by information. So how do you sort out the good studies from the ones that don't really tell us anything?
You Are Not Normal - Here's Why
For the most part, none of us are perfectly average. We need to design programs that are more individually focused.
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