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Competitive Mass: What’s Your Competition Weight? [$]

Competitive Mass: What’s Your Competition Weight? [$]

All ideals aside, strength athletics is about competition. Competition by definition means your performance is relative to your other competitors. Henry Rollins was right in saying “The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the […]

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Is a Carb a Carb?

Is a Carb a Carb?

Are 50 grams of sugar more fattening than 50 grams of rice? Are whole grains always better than refined grains? Should you limit your fruit intake to avoid fructose overconsumption? Sure enough, not all carbohydrates are created equal. There are many methods in use to classify carbs and even terms for specific kinds of carbs. Take sugar for example. Sugar […]

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Powerful Stats

Powerful Stats

No, I’m not talking about a 400 lb bench press. I’m talking about statistical power. Statistical power is a greatly important concept for anyone who wants to interpret scientific research, because statistical tests form the basis of all scientific results. If you have no knowledge of statistics, you can’t properly interpret research. According to many great scientists, statistical illiteracy is […]

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‘How Much Protein’ by Brad Pilon Book Review

‘How Much Protein’ by Brad Pilon Book Review

One of the questions I get asked regularly is which books I recommend. I usually answer that I don’t like books because they generally have an abysmally low information density, are rarely referenced and are almost always outdated. This is true for books in general, but it’s especially true for books about health and fitness.  I prefer to get most […]

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Caffeine is a Femme Fatale

Caffeine is a Femme Fatale

Warning: this article has been rated PG-13 for explicit language – which may be unsuitable for children – and misogynistic and religious satire – which may be unsuitable for feminists and religious fanatics. I want to tell you about a girl called Caffeine. Caffeine is nothing like Leucine. Caffeine isn’t hard to get, complicated or expensive. You don’t have to […]

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The 3 Step Guide to Broscience

The 3 Step Guide to Broscience

Sup, bro. Today I’m gonna show you how to do broscience. Let’s get right to it, because I know you bros want this under 500 words. Step 1: Theory is Everything Forget about empirics, bro. The key to persuasion is theory. You want to have a theory that uses lots of big words, yet is easy to understand. Check this […]

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How many people use steroids?

How many people use steroids?

Without any ado, I give you the percentages of male steroid users per population in the United States. Steroids here is used informally (and incorrectly) as a catch-all term for androgenic anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, such as growth hormone, insulin and thyroid hormone. 2.7% of all middle school students (ages 9 to 13) 4.7% of all 7th […]

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