It sounds like the IFBB Pro is run by a couple of assholes. Apparently, according to reporting over the last six months, they quietly, and maybe illegally, turned the nonprofit into a corporation, and then while raking in the dough, created an incentive structure in which the only official photographer was the son of theContinue reading “Sexual Exploitation in Bodybuilding”
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Gender, Sex and Strength
Spread the word–I want to hold a Guinness Book of World Records event in Tennessee. The current documented world record for the largest drag performance was only 73 performers. Let’s create an enormous street event with thousands of folks in drag. They can’t arrest all of us! You can hardly miss that the latest vulnerableContinue reading “Gender, Sex and Strength”
Bulk, Cut or Recomp–What can a habit-based approach look like?
For those of us who want bigger muscles and to be lean enough to see them, it can feel like chasing a golden unicorn. Muscles build better when eating in a surplus, but eating in a surplus means putting on some fat, too. Eating closer to maintenance gives us the option of staying in aContinue reading “Bulk, Cut or Recomp–What can a habit-based approach look like?”
How much do we have to lift to get bigger muscles?
So, you’ve decided you want to get swole, how much work do you need to put in to see results? It seems like the evidence-based fitness folk have come to a fairly strong consensus that optimal volume for building muscle mass is between 10-20 sets per muscle group. But how much time do you (andContinue reading “How much do we have to lift to get bigger muscles?”
How much do genetics define our physique results and how much should we care?
At 16, I dreamt of becoming a geneticist–that or the lead singer/songwriter for a band. Genetics was a new and exciting scientific frontier (whereas my songwriting admittedly didn’t mesh with the then-current Pacific NW grunge scene). Back in the Nineties, we believed that we could unlock the genetic code of anyone and read each ofContinue reading “How much do genetics define our physique results and how much should we care?”
“Dudes getting bigger over time,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 188-Steroids, Aesthetics & Irresponsible Influencers
So, I think Eric Helms has been hanging out over here at Progressive Strength. In addition to a lot of post hits out of New Zealand lately, in this more recent episode of Iron Culture, he goes out of his way to acknowledge his point of view speaking from the position of being a heterosexualContinue reading ““Dudes getting bigger over time,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 188-Steroids, Aesthetics & Irresponsible Influencers”
The Importance of Inclusive Examples
How do I color like a 4-year-old? The question perplexed me. I was fourteen, working my first “real” job at a daycare center, and I’d been given the instruction that when I join them for creative tasks, I was to protect the children’s self-esteem by not working too far ahead of their abilities. So, asContinue reading “The Importance of Inclusive Examples”
“Don’t instill fear unless it’s going to actively harm someone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 168- Movement Screens & Modalities Roundtable (ft. Nick Licameli, Jared Maynard & John Flagg)
I was very happy to hear this conversation on Iron Culture last week about pain, physical therapy and getting back to activities after an injury. I talk a lot about my own physical limitations, and I’ve seen a lot of physical therapists in the last decade. When physical therapy works well for me, it givesContinue reading ““Don’t instill fear unless it’s going to actively harm someone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 168- Movement Screens & Modalities Roundtable (ft. Nick Licameli, Jared Maynard & John Flagg)”
“There is no going back,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 167- The Resurrection of a Powerlifter (ft. Mike Tuchscherer)
Gotta say, I’ve enjoyed this conversation more than most of the recent episodes of Iron Culture. I like it when the guys get other folks with new perspectives on the show to broaden the conversation. Without out it, in my opinion, especially on the science-focused conversations, Eric can get a little mansplainy, and I missContinue reading ““There is no going back,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 167- The Resurrection of a Powerlifter (ft. Mike Tuchscherer)”
A Carnivore Diet Mash-up
Recently, the folks at Maintenance Phase and Iron Culture both did deep dives into Jordan Peterson and the so-called Carnivore diet. And while a person could listen to either conversation independently, I highly recommend you download all four hours from your platform of choice to get the full and glorious(1) picture of this latest versionContinue reading “A Carnivore Diet Mash-up”