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Archive for May, 2009

Keep your hands healthy and your grip strong

27th May 2009

Nice site here on hand health. You may want something simple like a stronger grip but training grip only leads to imbalanced hands and raises the potential for injury so like it or not, you have to train the hands in all kinds of different ways.

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The importance of strong glutes

25th May 2009

Interesting article here on the importance of glute strength and there are several tests you can do to find which stretches / exercises you need to balance your glutes / hip flexors / etc.

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Training one leg at a time?

23rd May 2009

Interesting article here that makes a strong case for doing 1 leg squats because these involve more muscles and are more functional than traditional squats. Also mentions 1 leg straight leg deadlifts and slideboard leg curls (which seem to require some fancy equipment I’ve never seen before).

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Male Hormone replacement Therapy: What have we learned since 2002?

22nd May 2009

I found this old New York Times article by accident. It talks about how Male hormone replacement therapy or testosterone therapy has been around for over a century (although back in the day they would put ram testicles in men) and how we haven’t really done research to see how safe and effective it is. […]

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Willie Gault’s healthspan: training or genes?

2nd May 2009

Good article here, an inspiring article, on Willie Gault. He was a world class sprinter and NFL wide receiver in his 20s. He still is a world class sprinter in his 40s. Pretty amazing. I don’t know what to make of the 1500 crunches – conventional wisdom says a little variety would be nice. He […]

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