Hi everyone! My latest two podcasts have proven very fruitful for myself and the Bodkast as a whole because, not only has it opened the doors for a new audience courtesy of Andres Vargas at https://www.thestrengthcave.com, it has also allowed me to collaborate with Andres. I am now writing a monthly article on his site, but [...]
Because if we can't even be 100% sure about gravity, how the hell are we going to be sure about a food causing cancer?
This is part dos of our discussion with Andres Vargas! Andres is a functional fitness and health coach who I personally believe will be spearheading a movement in fitness coaching towards incorporating the total wellness of an athlete to complement and influence what they do in the gym. We talk about some coaching advice and suggestions from him to new coaches, his story of how he got into sport and exercise and science, and then his unique philosophy and coaching strategy. I think you'll get a lot from this one whether you're an athlete or coach, because we touch on some factors that you may not have considered that may be affecting your training! You can find Andres Vargas on all social media @TheStrengthCave, his website is thestrengthcave.com, and feel free to email him at Andres@thestrengthcave.com.
I hear from people all the time, including myself, that they absolutely despise cardio. They hate it with the fiery passion of a thousand burning suns! It's definitely not for everyone, but cardiovascular training does do some good things for you that I personally think some in the fitness community overlook because they don't want [...]
It's time we settle this debate. It's a battle as old as time itself. Is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or Moderate Intensity Continuous Training (MICT) better for fat loss? Luckily, there was a recent meta-analysis published that provides some interesting insight on what the answer might be. In this post, we will uncover what [...]
You can get tickets to the seminar mentioned at https://www.biolayne.com/blog/appearances/las-vegas-2018/ and find Andres on social media as @thestrengthcave.This is a very wide-ranging conversation with Andres Vargas! We had a lot of fun with this one! We talk about all types of topics with the overarching theme of maxmizing your ability in the gym. Head over to Agoraten.com for timestamps and the video if you like to watch as well.
We're rounding out the last post about how to design an exercise program! We'll be quickly discussing the value or rest periods and tempo training and whether they actually matter for strength and/or hypertrophy. This concept was originally developed by Dr. Eric Helms, you can find the original post here about the Muscle and Strength [...]
We’re nearing the end of the Muscle and Strength Training Pyramid series. Again, this was originally a concept developed by Dr. Eric Helms, but I’m breaking it down for a fresh beginner, so they can use it to design their own program. Let’s dive into how you should pick your exercises based on your goals. [...]
I know I'm not the first one to touch on this, but I see this still being an issue with the rise of vegetarian and vegan diets. Not to say I have a beef (ha) with people who eat this way, but the claim that red or processed meat causes cancer is one rooted in [...]
Rachel Larson is a PhD candidate at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and a professor at Arizona State. She is working to publish multiple studies related to the mind muscle connection. Learn what it is and how to apply it to your training here! We cover the mind muscle connection study she worked on, force velocity training, and so much more!