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The content on Strength & Science is about one thing and one thing only: the evidence-based approach to fitness. No fads, no ego, and no speculation. If something appears on this site, it's because there's good evidence to back it up - either directly from the scientific literature, or based on a sound line of reasoning. Don't take my word for anything.

If you appreciate what this site stands for, please spread the word. It's not about me - it's about the skeptical approach to fitness. It's about believing something and using practices because they are verifiably accurate - not simply because someone says so.

If you think that's a better approach to strength and fitness than the common approach in the main stream of the fitness industry, welcome aboard. I think you'll like it here.

Recent Posts: Strength & Science


I’d like to introduce you all to a friend of mine. This is Alex. I’ve known Alex online for a while now, but I didn’t meet him until this summer, when he was cool enough to let us stay at his place while we got set up in an apartment (it’s hard to apartment search in CA while living an Arkansas and North Carolina). Luckily, he was the cool kind of person you meet online who turned out to be even better in real life than on the internet – not the kind that seems normal enough, until you wind […]

The best programs and exercises for a HUGE total are…

Half of you clicked on this because you thought I finally sold out, and started writing click bait articles for the sake of page views. The other half wanted to learn the super secret (probably Russian) exercises and programs that’ll take your performance to the next level. On both counts, sorry to disappoint.   We’re starting today with an old article from Dr. Bryan Chung.  Go ahead, check it out and read it (it’s short) before forging ahead with this post.   The point he’s making gives context that’s hugely important for basically any fitness or nutrition information you come across:  […]

PubMed Doesn’t Replace A Strength Coach

What’s worse than someone who thinks science is worthless? Someone who thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread, but doesn’t understand it (including its limitations) whatsoever. This post will NOT be as dry as the last one, so feel free to keep reading even if you aren’t a huge nerd.   PubMed will never replace the need for a strength coach.  I think that someone can gain a lot from staying in the scientific literature, and especially by building a solid base in anatomy, physiology, and basic physics.  However, if I was choosing a coach and had to pick […]