"The Year in Strength Science 2011" from SS

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"The Year in Strength Science 2011" from SS

Post by robt-aus » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:47 pm

For the scientifically minded this thread over at SS might be of interest. I found it interesting.

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Re: "The Year in Strength Science 2011" from SS

Post by IceDane » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:55 am

A very good read. It is presented(by the author) in a manner that makes us less educated people understand what the studies were about and what practical impact they may have.

One quote in there really made me laugh:
That’s right: Rat squats. The authors used an apparatus that was first described in the literature
by Tamaki et al in 1992. (A similar setup was used in this paper by do Cormo et al, which is also worth
looking at.) These rats were highly motivated, as the experimental apparatus incorporates a shock
mechanism that compels the animals to perform the required exercise. (This of course immediately
suggests a useful modification of training platform design for high school and college athletes, but
that was not the focus of this paper.)

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Re: "The Year in Strength Science 2011" from SS

Post by robt-aus » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:34 pm

the rat squat apparatus was fascinating - the diagram was ace.
the caffeine research reviews were entertaining; most enjoyable was the author's incisive perspective. simple words for potentially complicated research.

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Re: "The Year in Strength Science 2011" from SS

Post by JasonJones » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:34 pm

Great read. The bit about the FMS was fantastic, and I think it illuminates some of the serious issues with with is taken as exercise "fact" versus what is actually supported. A perfect example is the prevailing belief that yoga helps improve range of motion, but if you look at the (very) few studies that have been done there's in fact virtually no evidence to support this belief.
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Re: "The Year in Strength Science 2011" from SS

Post by KenDowns » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:52 pm

The author has read his Heinlein and Adams, he's ok in my book.

Great quote: "no footballs were harmed in the production of this article."

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