Blog

Foam rollers or massage therapist?

There’s been a lot of interest in massage lately since the release of the new study from the research group I’m working with (1). Seems the study is resonating well within the physiotherapy and massage communities, and to a lesser extent on the strength-oriented side of the blogosphere. I’ve summarized the results previously, and also […]

// read more

Strong Science #2

Thinking back about ten years ago, after tearing both pecs, I began a love affair with lower body training. What’s a guy (or girl) to do if you can’t bench, other than launch an all-out assault on lower body training? At the time, that made the main object of my affection without a doubt the […]

// read more

Massage, mitochondria, inflammation

I’ve received some good questions after the release of our recent study on the interaction of exercise and massage (1), but the question most relevant to this site is whether or not we would anticipate a similar result if we used strength training instead of endurance exercise. Definitely a good question, and to address it […]

// read more

The lats & scapula debate

I thought I’d write a quick post to clear up some of the confusion that exists regarding the potential direct interaction between latissimus dorsi and the scapula. I recently read an article on t-nation and while the author never claimed that the lats attached to or directly moved the scapula, some confusion was definitely generated […]

// read more

Publicize your learning process

Every fitness professional, exercise scientist and kinesiology student should have a blog. I know this seems contrary to opinions on the more popular fitness blogs, those telling everyone to filter their info and criticizing people for pushing articles online without at least a decade of experience. We’re putting limits and qualifiers on who can contribute, […]

// read more

Going to the dogs

Thanks to a collection of family dogs, only two of my years on this planet have been spent dog-free. Two too many as far as I’m concerned. Four years ago, after a heart-breaking farewell to Pascoe, the family dog (who stayed with my parents), my wife and I packed up and moved to Hamilton so […]

// read more

Strong Science #1

After roughly 6-7 months of blogging, I’m still working to find my voice and a good way to deliver my content. So while I’ve been experimenting with different formats of posts, this also means that I need to experiment with different LENGTHS of posts. I’ve started to build up quite the collection of overly-referenced monster […]

// read more

11 lessons from my first pec tear

I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was the second rep of a heavy set, not my working weight, but a heavy set on the bench press nonetheless. Lowering the bar to my chest, I started to feel a searing pain across the upper portion of my chest, like someone had jabbed something […]

// read more

5 tips to make 2012 your strongest

As 2011 winds down, many people start looking to the next year and planning the changes they’ll make to their lives. While I don’t know what your resolutions are for the new year, if I could have any impact on 2012 it would be to get as many people as possible to do the following […]

// read more

Keep it safe in the weight room

After writing my previous post on the infamous crossfit video, and how we need to learn to take calculated risks in the gym, I was inspired by a post written by Joel Runyon over on the ‘Blog of Impossible Things’. In it, he retells a training story of Bruce Lee’s and ties it into everyday […]

// read more

Page 5 of 8« First...34567...Last »

Dan Ogborn