I’ve spent the last 12 years of my life learning everything I could about training. I started as a teenager living in the weight-room, got my first job cleaning up the weights, moved up to personal trainer, and then moved on to studying the science of training. When I hit university I didn’t know what to take, but noticed that the kinesiology classes were conveniently located above the weight room; problem solved. As I went along I realized that the muscle mags didn’t have things as figured out as I thought they did, and found myself heading into my masters degree in kinesiology. I’m currently a PhD candidate in Medical Sciences at McMaster University and while I enjoy researching the effects of strength training on muscle, I find myself disconnected from the people who would benefit most from this research. I’m starting this blog to reconnect with the people that can help me shape my ideas and thoughts on training.
Barbells on the brain, my philosophy, my way of life…
This site represents the fusion of my love of training with my work in the sciences. It reflects the juxtaposition of science and strength, where intelligent training occurs not by chance, but through an experimental approach. Constantly testing new ideas, refining old ones, and tossing out the useless ones, this site is my learning process exposed. Every trainer/coach/scientist needs a place to test new ideas and get near instant (and often ruthless) feedback. We’re in an age where the ‘experts’ tell us we need to train for so many years before we can write an article and can only trust info from people whose mortgages depend on it. Well, problem with that is, it’s easy to one up. WIth the rising rates of obesity and associated diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular heart disease, etc) we can say the fate of our entire race depends on it. Kind of makes a mortgage payment look insignificant, doesn’t it?
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