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Is Your Strength Training Regimen Out-Of-Date?

Not Chris Highcock

You do have a strength training program, don’t you?

I recently finished readingĀ Hillfit: Strength, an ebook by Chris Highcock of Conditioning Research. One of the scientific review articles he cites in support of his exercise recommendations is an eye-opener. Evidence-Based Resistance Training Recommendations is available free online. It’s published in Medicina Sportiva, which I’m not familiar with. I’ll confess I’ve read little of the hard-core literature on the science of strength training. It’s one of my more recent interests.

The review article has already got me questioning some of my notions, such as how often to work out, number of reps moving a weight, speed of moving a weight, and whether I should stick with free weights. Why not see if your dogma is supported? Worth a look.

Steve Parker, M.D.