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Does maximizing EMG amplitude mean more muscle growth?

Our understanding of the relationship of training intensity (or load) and hypertrophy has changed significantly within the past ten years. While early recommendations suggested loads in excess of 70%-1RM were required to promote, or maximize, muscle growth, a growing amount of data suggests that when training is completed to failure, comparable muscle growth can occur […]

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2016 Review

At the start of 2016, I read a post by Nate Green using the “Start, Stop, Continue” framework to evaluate his progress over the past year, and create an action plan for the year ahead. Nate recounted his proclivity to focus on the future, and his struggle to reflect on the past, a problem I […]

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OMM12: Walking dead, testing the impossible, neck strength

With the holiday season coming to a close, here’s what’s on my mind right now: Testing the “impossible”: 17 questions that changed my life Whether or not you agree with Tim Ferriss’ methods, it’s always interesting to watch someone trace the steps they took leading to where they are today. With the new year just […]

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OMM 11 Patient satisfaction, messiness, email overload

My On My Mind (OMM) series takes a quick look at what’s caught my interest this week, products I’m using, and projects I’m working on. Strength Rebels Exercise Database Founded by physical therapist Dr Scotty Butcher and strength coach Chad Benko, the Strength Rebels’ growing exercise database is a great resource for high quality exercise […]

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OMM10 – New arrivals, decision making, Evernote

My On My Mind (OMM) series takes a quick look at what’s caught my interest this week, products I’m using, and projects I’m working on. Another Ogborn… While my intentions were to start posting more frequently on the site, with the OMM series happening every Friday, that plan was quickly derailed. We were expecting our second […]

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OMM#9 – Seated calf raises, emails, standing desks

It’s Friday again and you know what that means; Here’s what caught my eye this week: Don’t throw out your seated calf raise The seated calf raise seems like a relic of a long-forgotten bodybuilding age. Often relegated to collect dust in the corner, this recent post from Dr Peter Malliaras suggests it may be […]

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OMM #8 – Strength on dysfunction, group physio, enhanced clipboards

Here’s a short and sweet list of what’s on my mind heading into the October long weekend: Building strength on dysfunction I’ve been meaning to write a post on this concept for ages, but Greg Lehman beat me to it. Simple quotes like these spread like wildfire on twitter, but rarely reflect on the actual […]

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OMM #7 – Squat assessments, core training, fitness industry success

Here’s what’s running through my brain heading into the first weekend of October: Orthopaedic assessment to improve squat performance Since returning to Winnipeg I have the opportunity to offer seminars for highly motivated local trainers looking to improve their assessment and training skills. A large component of my Squats 101 seminar (and soon to be online course) […]

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On my mind #6 – Ineptitude, ACL rehab & deep work

Ah, the first weekend of fall. That morning chill in the air, the subtle shifting of the leaves from vibrant greens to shades of orange, and Facebook feeds filling up with infographics on the purported dangers of the now infamous pumpkin-spice lattes. Here’s what’s on my mind this weekend: Ineptitude is a bigger problem than […]

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On my mind #5 – occlusion training, marketing and patience

I share my “On My Mind” posts every Friday. It features a collection of ideas from books I’ve read, tools I’m using, articles I’ve written or read – really anything I dig up that’ll help you maximize your performance and your health. What’s new in the gym I’ve long experimented with occlusion training, opting for […]

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