• Rest and Improve: Part 2: Deloading for Crossfitters

    In Part 1 we discussed supercompensation and how it relates to being a fitness machine.  This time we’ll talk about something called “deload” or” backoff” weeks.  This is something I’ve been using since I first learned about it from Jack Reape in this article back in 2005....
  • Rest and Improve: Part 1: Supercompensation for Badassery

    We all love to train.  That’s a great thing.  The only problem is that sometimes our bodies need to rest to continue making progress.  If I could just pile drive my way through training as hard as possible every single day, week in and week out throughout the year...
  • Fact or Fiction? Will Heavy Squats Make Me Produce More Testosterone?

    I always hear people talk about how doing squats will increase your body’s production of testosterone.  The gym is filled with so much “bro science” that it’s very difficult to pick real evidence apart from something that someone dreamed up at some point.  So… Will heavy weight training with...