Category: LSO SCIENCE

Are Wall Balls Harder For Short People?

Are wall balls harder for short people?  If you do any of today’s popular high-intensity exercise programs you are used to doing a wide range of workouts and movements.  And you’ve probably noticed that some of these exercises favor shorter people.  Chief among those would be pull-ups, burpees, cleans, and muscle-ups which are all easier […]

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How Often Should You Lift Weights?

“How often should I lift weights?”  It’s one of the most common questions I get in the clinic and at the gym.  It’s usually asked by people who work out every day but aren’t seeing much progress.  They wonder if they are overdoing it.  Essentially they are asking “Should I be working out less?” And […]

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5 Myths and 5 Facts About Stretching

Myths and Benefits of Stretching Mobility, mobilization, stretching, whatever you want to call it.  Stretching is great – Or so we’ve all been told.  We’ve all been sold on the benefits of stretching.  Heck, some folks make their entire income by selling mobility tools and stretching routines.  All around the world, people stretch before sports […]

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Fixing Fascia – An Interview With Scott Dolly

Fascia and Interstitium:  An Expert’s Perspective We are proud to bring you this interview about the fascia with Scott Dolly MS, ATC, CSCS.  Scott is the owner of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation in Winchester, VA.  He has a Masters Degree in Athletic Training and practices movement analysis, manual therapy and functional fitness training.   The […]

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What causes the best EPOC. Work to failure

What is EPOC?

What is EPOC? When you exercise, your metabolism flares up like a roaring bonfire.  But once those brilliant flames have faded, you still have smoldering embers throwing off heat and keeping you toasty.  Your metabolism actually works like that too.  After an intense workout is done blazing through calories, you can still have a slow […]

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Muscle Memory and Weight Lifting

Is Muscle Memory Real? So it turns out that muscle memory really is a thing! This bit of lingo has been thrown around for a long time.  Muscle memory is usually used to reference the learning process your body goes through when you practice athletic activities.   Of course, not everyone believed it to be a […]

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Dieting with Donuts?

What’s the Best Diet: The Science of Weight Loss

What’s in a Diet? Diet is arguably, the biggest component of a healthy lifestyle.  It is no wonder people scour the internet looking for the latest and best dieting trends.  Buzzy words like “keto”, “paleo”, and “IIFYM” get tossed around.  People will fiercely defend their diet of choice with their own anecdotal “evidence”.  But how […]

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