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What Causes Obesity – Excess Calories or Excess Carbohydrates? » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

What Causes Obesity – Excess Calories or Excess Carbohydrates? » Science for Fitness One of the the biggest (if not THE biggest) points of contention in the health and fitness industries is whether excess calories or excess carbohydrates are responsible for high levels of obesity in the United States. Calories In/Calories Out proponents: Those in this camp say a calorie is a calorie and that thermodynamics is the driver. That is, if you eat more calories than you expend, you’re…

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Client Success Story – Michael » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Client Success Story – Michael » Science for Fitness Name: MichaelAge: 36Height: 5’9″ Michael’s Training ProgramMichael came to me wanting to get stronger. He had made progress in CrossFit classes, but recognized that his form was suffering due to limited flexibility and he needed regular coaching to make further progress. I spent several weeks with Michael deconstructing the main barbell lifts. Once he was moving well with the empty barbell, I graduated him to a standard linear progression strength training…

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Returning to CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Returning to CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness The following article was written by myself and Michael Wolf. The information detailed here is for a specific group of people, namely those who have just completed an 8-week linear progression strength cycle with little to no conditioning and are planning to return to high intensity training such as CrossFit. If you are one of these individuals, your gains from strength cycle will likely result on your PRing one or…

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Maintaining Strength In CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Maintaining Strength In CrossFit After Your Strength Cycle » Science for Fitness A very common question I receive from athletes who have just completed a dedicated strength cycle is how they can maintain their strength gains when they go back to CrossFit. This question arises because the athlete notes correctly that peak levels of strength attained while strength training cannot be maintained when, in the case of CrossFit, programming seeks development of nine skills sets in addition to strength. So,…

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Causes and Corrections » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Barbell training for strength using the Starting Strength method is hard work and a common occurrence that gets in the way of this hard work is shoulder and arm pain. In many cases this pain is a result of technical problems with the low-bar squat (the lift that is generally performed first in the training session). Here are some points to consider before you begin your training or if you have started to experience problems. SHOULDER PAIN Causes: Shoulder pain is…

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Periodized Training For The Intermediate CrossFit Athlete » Science for Fitness – Fitness Article

Every year around February the CrossFit community is abuzz with talk of the CrossFit Open. This 5-week event is the first of three stages that ultimately crowns the “fittest” men and women alive. When the Open was first introduced in 2011 it was more of a community fitness event. Everyone of all skill levels was encouraged to participate and although some harder movements would appear (i.e., muscle-ups), they would generally appear towards the end of the 5 Open workouts enabling…

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