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17 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
SS 022 | Weightlifting Vs. Kettlebell Training
Episode #22 of Scientific Strength. In this episode we discuss a study comparing weightlifting vs. kettlebell training for strength, power, and body composition.
8 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
SS 021 | The Return of Scientific Strength
The Scientific Strength Podcast is back! After a long hiatus, I explain why I'm bringing this project back to life - and how we can all benefit from this short podcast. This episode is just a short "re-introduction" to the Scientific Strength podcast.
12 minutes | May 22, 2016
SS 020 | New Study Comparing Straight Bar Vs. Hex Bar Deadlifts
In this episode of Scientific Strength, we'll look at a new study comparing conventional straight bar deadlifts to hexagonal bar deadlifts. There's very limited research with this comparison, so this exciting new study sheds light on some of the key differences that are important to understand.
16 minutes | Dec 14, 2015
SS 019 | Bodybuilding Vs. Powerlifting When Volume Is Equal
The Scientific Strength Podcast is back! This week we'll discuss an interesting study comparing a bodybuilding training regimen to a powerlifting regimen to evaluate muscular adaptations in well trained men. When volume is equal - is one approach better? We'll discuss in Episode 19.
11 minutes | Oct 5, 2015
SS 018 | Is Sitting The New Smoking?
There is a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT in this week's show, so be sure to take a quick listen about the future of Scientific Strength. We also discuss a landmark study about the health consequences of prolonged sitting. Is sitting the new smoking? We'll discuss this week on the show.
9 minutes | Sep 28, 2015
SS 017 | A Functional Test You Need to Know About
This week's show we'll cover a very simple and important functional test to assess general strength and mobility. Learn why this test is important and how we use it as a part of the functional performance process. This week on Scientific Strength.
8 minutes | Sep 21, 2015
SS 016 | Are Deep Squats Safe?
One of the most controversial topics in fitness and performance is squat depth. Is deep squatting safe? We'll discuss the pro's and con's of squat depth in this week's episode of Scientific Strength.
11 minutes | Sep 14, 2015
SS 015 | Can Kettlebell Training Improve Weightlifting and Powerlifting?
Can ettlebell training improve Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting? Is there a "transference" of strength and power to other lifts and exercise? We'll discuss a recent research study and the answer to this question in this week's episode of Scientific Strength.
13 minutes | Sep 7, 2015
SS 014 | ICE Therapy - Effective or Sham?
We'll look at a debated topic, using ICE therapy as a recovery strategy. Is using ICE therapy (cold packs) effective for muscle recovery and reducing pain? A recent study looked to answer those questions, but we'll talk about how the science compares to "real world" applications in this week's show.
10 minutes | Aug 31, 2015
SS 013 | Fat Burning Study? (The Truth About The Tabata)
Fat burning study? This week we'll look at the true findings of the legendary Tabata Protocol. What did the study really uncover? And, what exactly was done in the exercise protocol? We'll take a close look at this frequently cited, but often misuderstood fitness study this week on Scientific Strength.
9 minutes | Aug 24, 2015
SS 012 | New Benefits of Sprint Training
A brand new study evaluates the potential benefits of sprint interval training (SIT) on run performance and cardiorespiratory fitness. This week on Scientific Strength.
9 minutes | Aug 17, 2015
SS 011 | Creatine - Before Or After Training?
Should you take creatine before or after training to maximize strength and body composition? Does timing really matter? We'll discuss what a study found out and how this really helps us in our training - this week on Scientific Strength.
9 minutes | Aug 10, 2015
SS 010 | How Safe Is Weightlifting?
How safe is weightlifting and weight training? We'll discuss a research paper that analyzed the incidence of strength training injuries as compared to other sports and activities. A very interesting paper with surprising findings in this week's episode.
11 minutes | Aug 3, 2015
SS 009 | Vitamin D and Muscle Performance
Can Vitamin D improve our performance? Can low levels of Vitamin D impair athletic or muscle performance? We'll discuss the current research of Vitamin D on optimal performance in this week's show.
9 minutes | Jul 27, 2015
SS 008 | Conventional Vs. Sumo Style Deadlifts
In this short episode, we'll look at the biomechnanical analysis of the conventional style deadlift vs sumo style. Is one more effiecient than the other and which is best for you? An older research paper had a few key findings. We'll cover them this week in Scientific Strength.
11 minutes | Jul 20, 2015
SS 007 | The Best Time To Train
What's the best time of day to train to maximize strength and performance? This has been a "burning question" and in this week's episode we discuss what a recent study revealed about time of day and peak performance.
14 minutes | Jul 13, 2015
SS 006 | Anatomy of the Squat
The squat is one of the most valuable exercises we have available. In this episode, learn about the important biomechanical principles of performing the squat for maximum safety and effectiveness. Brought to you by Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS.
13 minutes | Jul 6, 2015
SS 005 | Kettlebells To Skyrocket Muscle Activation?
Do kettlebells offer any unique benefits? Is the muscle activation different with kettlebell training? Are there different loads experienced with kettlebell exercises? We talk about this in an important and revealing kettlebell training study in this episode of Scientific Strength.
11 minutes | Jul 5, 2015
SS 004 | Barbell Deadlifts For Low Back Pain?
Does barbell deadlifting help alleviate low back pain? A NEW reserch study looks to evaluate the effectiveness of the barbell deadlift as an approach to improving low back pain. We'll look at the new study and discuss how this can potentially help to better apply the deadlift as a rehab intervention.
10 minutes | Jul 3, 2015
SS 003 | Does Strength Help Us Live Longer?
We deconstruct our 1st research paper in this episode and attempt to answer the question, does strength help us live longer? Find out what the science reveals.
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