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Good Reads – 9.22.10

September 22, 2010

“The spine evolved to handle weight in the “chest out, hips back” position. That’s why we coach it that way. Why would we want to get better in producing force in any other way?” – Jason Nunn, elitefts.com

Check these out!

  • A couple from T-Nation. First, Robb Wolf’s interview on how Paleo concepts can be applied to bodybuilding. Then, check out this article by Charles Poliquin that highlights the need to have stabilization muscles working at full tilt in order to achieve maximum strength.  There is a story of how a guy added like 50lbs to his bench by doing external rotations — sounds crazy, but think about it.  If your shoulders can’t keep the bar stable, you lose power.  It’s that simple.  Read, and grow stronger.
  • I have probably put this on a previous Good Reads, but just in case, here it is again.  Go read why Statins are not only ineffectual, but simply prescribed for the wrong reasons.  They treat inflammation.  That’s it.
  • Over at Whole9, here is a thought primer on whether or not you should be taking whatever supplement you want to take.  Great list.
  • As if you needed two more reasons to throw out crunches and situps, Elitefts delivers just that, with two very emphatic reasons why training the “core” may actually be setting you back.  The key quote of this article is what you see at the top: “The spine evolved to handle weight in the “chest out, hips back” position. That’s why we coach it that way. Why would we want to get better in producing force in any other way?”

See you on Friday!

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