Episode # 377

Why I Changed My View on Aerobic Training for Power Athletes [Critiquing an article I wrote in 2004!]

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Released on July 7, 2022


1:00 – Podcast intro

3:30 – Joe begins sharing the “behind-the-scenes” story of how he found out Liv Morgan won the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship [this past weekend]

11:30 – Joe reads this week’s winning iTunes review

15:45 – Joe reads the email that prompted this week’s show topic(s)

22:40 – Joe begins discussing his 2004 T-Nation article: 10 Training Myths Exposed!

  • 22:55 – MYTH #10: Preacher curls work the “lower” biceps
  • 25:25 – MYTH #9: Basketball & baseball players shouldn’t lift weights because it’ll make them tight
  • 29:35 – MYTH #8: Activating the transverse abdominis (pulling the stomach in) is the key to stabilizing the spine
  • 38:05 – MYTH #7: It’s important to build an aerobic base of conditioning before getting into more intense anaerobic work
  • 53:00 – MYTH #6: Athletes shouldn’t bench press because it’s not “sport-specific”
  • 54:55 – MYTH #5: Women should focus on performing aerobic activities because weight training will give them a “manly” appearance
  • 57:25 – MYTH #4: Olympic lifts are the only way to get explosive
  • 59:05 – MYTH #3: The best indicators of a good workout are how tired you are after the workout & how sore you are the next day
  • 1:01:50 – MYTH #2: Strength training will stunt the growth of children
  • 1:03:30 – MYTH #1: Lifting light weights for high reps will “shape & tone” your muscles


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