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What the Science Says: Youth Resistance Training

By Ben Skutnik / March 12, 2018 /

…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 at…

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What the Science Says: Sleep

By Ben Skutnik / May 26, 2018 /

…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 Says”, we’re…

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What The Science Says: Beta-Alanine Supplementation

By Ben Skutnik / April 16, 2018 /

…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 is…

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What the Science Says: Effects of Youth Resistance Training

By Ben Skutnik / March 19, 2018 /

…T. (1990). The evaluation and prediction of impact forces during landings. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 22(3), 370-377. Nyberg, G. A., Nordenfelt, A. M., Ekelund, U., & Marcus,…

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What the Science Says: Hydration

By Ben Skutnik / July 16, 2018 /

…high school wrestlers. Medicine and science in sports, 9(3), 159-163. Sawka, M. N., Francesconi, R. P., Young, A. J., & Pandolf, K. B. (1984). Influence of hydration level and body…

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What the Science Says: Guidelines for Youth Resistance Training

By Ben Skutnik / March 26, 2018 /

…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 rate of…

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Principles of Training: Science VS Practice

By Tex McQuilkin / October 23, 2016 /

…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. While sports science

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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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Mama Says Drink Your Water

By Samantha Flaherty / July 29, 2021 /

As Lead Fluid Engineer for The Mud Dogs, Bobby Boucher knew a thing or two about proper hydration and the benefits that high quality H2O brought to his athletes. In…

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