Training

Progressive Loading

When starting their training journey, people begin to learn many of the fundamental principles of programming and progression. Terms like “adaptation”, “recovery”, and “specificity” come into focus in the context of the person’s individual goals, whether they are focused on strength, power, cardiorespiratory endurance, or a specific skill. The commonly cited principle of “Progressive Overload” …

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Training With A “Spondy” Part II: Returning To Activity

In part one of this article series we discussed terminology, incidence, and the implications of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. In this second and final installment, we’ll discuss returning to training, sport, and competition. The majority of Barbell Medicine readers dealing with back pain or who have been diagnosed with spondy are likely concerned about returning to …

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Training with a “Spondy” Part I: Introduction & General Concepts

Spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis are two intimidating words that are often described as representing a “broken back”. These aren’t words anyone wants to hear when experiencing back pain. Doctors and physical therapists often provide complicated and ominous-sounding explanations, such as a “fracture of the pars interarticularis”. From the start there is so much complexity in this …

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Strength & Cancer-related Mortality: Is it enough to exercise, or do you actually need to get strong?

Cancer is among the leading causes of disease and death in the U.S. and contributes to a substantial burden of disease in the world [CDC, WHO]. Enormous amounts of resources are spent on treatment as well as research into new treatment approaches (e.g., chemotherapeutics, immunotherapies, and other emerging treatments) that often provide small, incremental survival …

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The Menstrual Cycle, Estrogen and Performance: Part IV

In the final part of this series we will look at how altering exercise programming based on the menstrual cycle actually affects strength in athletes. Previous parts of this series are available here (Part III), here (Part II), here (Part I). The Science on Periodizing Training Based on The Menstrual Cycle  The evidence that points …

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The Menstrual Cycle, Estrogen, and Performance: Part III

In the third installment of this series, we’ll review the data on how the menstrual cycle affects training and sports performance. If you’re new to this series, check out Part I and II, available here and here.  Data on the Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Performance The main question is how these menstrual cycle …

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