Monthly Archives: October 2016

What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Squats-by Mark Rippetoe

“The below-parallel squat is the best exercise in the entire catalog for whole-body strength, power, balance, coordination, bone density, joint integrity, and mental toughness – good things to develop if you don’t have them. Learn to do them correctly, start out light and go up in weight a little each workout, and watch the improvement happen faster than it ever has before.”

http://startingstrength.com/article/what-your-doctor-doesnt-know-about-squats

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The Prescription is a Program-by Jonathon Sullivan, MD, PhD, SSC

When we prescribe a medicine, we need to be a bit more perspicuous and precise. A proper prescription for any medicine must specify the formulation, route of administration, dose, frequency, and ideally the therapeutic targets and duration of that medicine.

 Strangely enough, a proper training program (as opposed to merely exercising) specifies exactly the same parameters. A proper training program specifies exercise selection (formulation and route), loading and volume (dose), frequency (training days) and therapeutic targets (performance and body composition goals).

 When it comes to exercise medicine, the prescription is a program. Anything less will not do.

http://www.greysteel.org/single-post/2016/10/12/The-Prescription-is-a-Program

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Sunny days are gone

And one photo from my ride few days ago when it was still sunny, although the temperature was some 15 C on top of the mountain.

Waiting and hoping for some sun days, till then looking at the rain and waiting for the first snow.

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