The Science of Broscience in Fitness Forums

The Science of Broscience in Fitness Forums

Earlier this year, Dr Bryan Chung of Evidence Based Fitness wrote this blog post on scientific abstracts and those who share them, along with their opinions, without actually having read the full research articles. For those of you who aren’t ‘sciency’ minded, an abstract is essentially a very short summary of 2-3 paragraphs length, of … Continue reading

Crossfit Outrage & Rhabdomyolysis

Crossfit Outrage & Rhabdomyolysis

A few short days ago, Eric Robertson, a Professor of Physical Therapy at Regis University, posted a short blog post entitled “Crossfit’s Dirty Little Secret” to Medium.com, discussing his observations about the prevalence of a condition known as Rhabdomyolisis in CrossFit, and the unusual awareness amongst CrossFit coaches and enthusiasts about this typically very rare … Continue reading

Second Life – Virtual Fitness Centres: What’s it all about?

Second Life – Virtual Fitness Centres: What’s it all about?

If you’re more concerned about getting involved with this virtual gym as quickly as possible, and don’t really care about this science stuff, then skip down to the third heading. A Quick Outline A relatively recent news article in the science media highlights some of the discoveries of a longitudinal study conducted in the virtual … Continue reading

ESSA, Michelle Bridges, and Why You Shouldn’t Say That Exercise is “Fun”.

ESSA, Michelle Bridges, and Why You Shouldn’t Say That Exercise is “Fun”.

The Media Article Back in August, Michelle Bridges, a personal trainer popularised by the Australian hit tv-series “The Biggest Loser“, came out with this article in the Sydney Morning Herald, on why personal trainers should stop calling fitness “fun”. Let me say straight up I’m inclined to agree with her, at least to an extent. … Continue reading

Counterproductive Cliche’s of the ‘Big & Beautiful’

Counterproductive Cliche’s of the ‘Big & Beautiful’

There’s a dangerous attitude out there, one which has been festering for a number of years and is probably a proponent of the Oprah Winfrey movement, I like to call it the “Big is Beautiful” syndrome. This particular group of people spout cliche after cliche, using faulty logic to support their denial that there is … Continue reading

Fitness Measurements:  The basics that every fitness enthusiast needs to know

Fitness Measurements: The basics that every fitness enthusiast needs to know

Let’s keep it simple, but not too simple. This is a topic that I generally wouldn’t cover, but I’ve come to realise that too many people still don’t differentiate between fat body mass and muscle body mass. With some simple measurements you can ensure that you’re not confusing the numbers on your scales for fat, … Continue reading