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Lori's Mass Week 9

January 16, 2018 06:52

Sorry it's been awhile, guys! With the craziness of the holidays and NYE, RP's busiest time of year, and our 3 y/o daughter having surgery 2 weeks ago (she's great now!), it's been alot of juggling! To update you on where I am, I'm in Week 2 of a new...

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January 08, 2018 12:28

Distance running is all about bargaining: “I just need to make it one more mile to the aid station, one more mile to the finish line, to the next hill”––whatever we need to tell ourselves to keep going when it would be easier to stop. Negotiating with ourselves is a...

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Optimizing Training Through the Lens of the Size Principle of Motor Unit Recruitment

January 01, 2018 08:50

By: Jason Miller PhD, CSCS, USAW-2 There are obviously a lot of very important physiological concepts that underride a good training program. A general appreciation of the force-velocity relationship, the cycle of training induced muscle damage and repair, and the difference between morphological and neurological adaptations to training to name...

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Do Muscle Fiber Types Change with Training? An End To The Unfounded “Debate”

December 11, 2017 10:29

By Andrew J. Galpin, Nathan Serrano, & Kara Lazauskas The Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Center for Sport Performance, California State University, Fullerton   Sports commentators love to describe explosive athletes as “made up of quick-twitch”. And while that’s certainly true, it’s not particularly helpful because so do the...

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Lori's Mass: Week 3

December 04, 2017 07:40

Hey guys, massing is going well. Starting Week 3. Last week was a blip up, as I knew it was. Today, 2 weeks in, I'm up 3.5 pounds since the start, which is above avg of 1.5 per week - the very high end of the desired range! I'm not...

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Seven Tips for Better Weightlifting

December 04, 2017 02:16

Written by Jason Miller PhD, CSCS, USAW-2 Asking about weightlifting technique among weightlifting coaches is like talking politics. Every coach has their idea of how things should be and they typically don’t like another coach telling them that they might be wrong or there might be a different way of...

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Lori's Mass: Week 2 (post-Thanksgiving)

November 26, 2017 18:24

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We sure did. Everyone in our house was essentially healthy, the weather here was gorgeous and overall, stress levels all around were low, (7 healthy family members (during cold and flu season) and low stress at the same time, in our house, is the...

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Lori's Mass: Week 1

November 20, 2017 06:54

I can't think of a better time to start a mass cycle - Thanksgiving week! Woohoo! I am excited. I know alot of females (and some males!) are afraid of intentionally gaining weight, so I thought it might help if I sort of walked you through a mass so that...

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No more Sugar Coating!

October 08, 2017 17:18

Yes, you've seen RP's science-y folks talk about the benefits of sugar. I'm not one of the science-y folks. I handle a large part of the customer service inquiries for RP and I want need to write about a different kind of sugar – People, it’s time to stop sugar...

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Diary of an Imperfect Prep (because there is no such thing as a perfect one!)

September 25, 2017 12:02

Part 1: Deciding to Compete There is a reason why Nick or I haven’t competed since 2013, before I got pregnant with our second child, our spitfire daughter who is now 3 ½. Nick always says “Competing is a full time job”, and….oh yeh….between raising 2 kiddos under 6 and...