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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

Making your novice strength training routine more effective – Two quick tips

Making your novice strength training routine more effective – Two quick tips

This is something all new lifters need to read when they’re doing Starting Strength, Stronglifts 5×5, Greyskull LP, or any of the other beginner programs out there. From a practical standpoint, it’ll help them get the most out of their first couple of years under the bar.  Taking the long view, it’ll also be a […]

The Bogeyman of Training Programs (and why it may be just what you need)

The Bogeyman of Training Programs (and why it may be just what you need)

It’s always interesting to see how long it takes for scientific practices to gain traction on the internet, and then in gyms everywhere. Sometimes there’s an exciting paper, it gets discussed on reddit and forums across the internet, and then people become guinea pigs within weeks or months. Other times, it’s a slow burn – […]

Wrecking your diet, one night at a time

Wrecking your diet, one night at a time

“Insufficient sleep undermines dietary efforts to reduce adiposity” The title of the study says it all. If there’s one subject I tend to get preachy about, it’s sleep.  It’s not exciting like a new exercise protocol or as sexy as some new diet trend, so it doesn’t get the coverage it deserves.  But it is […]