Monthly Archives: March 2015

Layne Norton’s Metabolic Damage: I don’t believe in it. There is absolutely zero logic behind the metabolic damage theory.

What is “metabolic damage” according to Dr. Layne Norton? As far as I understood from the video log of Dr. Layne Norton he believes extremely low calorie dieting can take your metabolism “capacity” down to very low levels, even to the point where you are actually gaining weight on diets under 1000 calories. Cool, but in what universe? Nature […]

Why The Deadlift Is an Overrated Lift The deadlift takes more than it gives back.

The deadlift has been enjoying more popularity over the last few years thanks to the rise of the so-called “YouTube powerlifting”, which as a phenomenon has greatly contributed to the “do you even squat and deadlift” mentality. Since many beginners look up to the YouTube fitness celebrities, they start to believe that deadlifting (and squatting) is the key […]

Powerlifting Weight Classes: Delusional Expectations

What makes heavy athletics different than track-and-field? The athletes are divided into weight classes. Why? It’s simple: bigger man lift heavier weights, at least on paper. The main thing that determines your weight class is your height. Somebody who is 6′ tall cannot compete as a lightweight, but somebody who is 5’5″ will fit there […]