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What the Science Says: Youth Resistance Training

By Ben Skutnik / March 12, 2018 /

…some ammo. Our What the Science Says series will arm you with the necessary knowledge to combat those archaic minds who are doing a disservice to the youth. We’ll look…

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What The Science Says: Beta-Alanine Supplementation

By Ben Skutnik / April 16, 2018 /

…every pre-workout supplement containing it, we’re going to look at what the science says about beta-alanine and if it is safe for your athletes to consume. What is beta-alanine? Beta-alanine…

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What the Science Says: Sleep

By Ben Skutnik / May 26, 2018 /

…uttered at some point in our lives the glorification of an 80-hour work week, the grind, Hard Work Pays Off #HWPO…but does it? In this edition of “What the Science

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What the Science Says: Effects of Youth Resistance Training

By Ben Skutnik / March 19, 2018 /

…in children. Br J Sports Med , 46 (9), 669-674. Dufek, J. S., & Bates, B. T. (1990). The evaluation and prediction of impact forces during landings. Medicine and Science

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What the Science Says: Hydration

By Ben Skutnik / July 16, 2018 /

…to submaximal exercise after dehydration and rehydration in high school wrestlers. Medicine and science in sports , 9 (3), 159-163. Sawka, M. N., Francesconi, R. P., Young, A. J., &…

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What the Science Says: Guidelines for Youth Resistance Training

By Ben Skutnik / March 26, 2018 /

their true maximum. This is not opinion; this is what the research says(1). Instead of high repetition sets, it may be more beneficial for lower repetition sets with a higher…

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Principles of Training: Science VS Practice

By Tex McQuilkin / October 23, 2016 /

…never be completely scientific (1). Difference between Science and Practice A coach’s experience and connection to their athlete(s) is indispensable. Although sports and science appear to be complementary, contradictions remain….

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The No Bullshit Supplement Post

By Luke Summers / April 1, 2020 /

…used to inform your supplement selection or training/nutrition approach, and how’d it work out? Let me know in the comments. RELATED CONTENT: BLOG: WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS: BETA-ALANINE SUPPLEMENTATION BLOG:…

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Lab to Leg Day: How to be a Scientific Strength and Conditioning Coach

By Ben Skutnik / February 14, 2018 /

…boom of science-based methods of training that promise big gains. But what does it mean to be “science-based”? Is that the same as being scientific? Is one approach better than…

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Back in Action: A Tale of Recovery from an ACL tear

By Carl Case / September 29, 2015 /

…doctor’s office. He opens the file, shows it to me, I read it and it says it’s a complete tear of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. It takes a second to…

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