Blast From The Past: Dr. Deadlift

by Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D. From Powerlifting USA, Vol 10 No 4. Novemeber/1986 Foreword:  Doyle Kenady died just before he was to be inducted into the Powerlifting Hall of Fame back in the year 2000.  Those of you who knew Doyle knew him as a gentle, good man.  He was a close friend, and will be missed. …

Deadlifting

By Eric Dodd My legs sprawled out from the bench where I sit While I soak in my sweat and tongue out the grit From my molars and savor each second of rest Before I return for a personal best I imagine each subsequent part of my set-up Chalk my torn palms before stooping to…

ABC Training Made REAL Simple! Part III

by Frederick C. Hatfield II, MS, MFS, CSCS In Part II of ABC Training Made REAL Simple, I discussed arranging your training by multi-joint movements rather than body parts. In this part, I’d like to show you how ABC training can be used in a very popular format: the 3-day per week approach. I will…

Exercise Technique

by Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D. All trainees eventually develop their favorite exercises –and exercise apparatus — for each bodypart. Trying to pry you away from yours would be like taking your favorite teddy bear away from you. Often, however, some of the exercises I’ve seen some folks doing in the gym are about as useful…

A Brief Overview of Herbalism

by Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D. , Frederick Hatfield II, M.S. This article is the first chapter of their new book “Nature’s Sports Pharmacy” “Herbalism is an ancient and venerable art that has thrived in all cultures of the world and in all historical periods, until the very recent past in the industrialized West. As a…

I May Not Know Diddley… But I Know Squat!

by Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D., MSS My youngest son, Beau, has a sign in his room which reads “Beau knows Squat.” I like it! ‘Course, it’s a play off the ol’ Bo Jackson thing, but I don’t care. I know Beau, and I don’t know Bo. And, Bo doesn’t know Squat! Humor me once more.…

Estimating Your Calorie Needs

by Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D. Basal energy expenditure (BEE) or basal metabolic rate (BMR) as it is sometimes called, is the energy required to maintain life. It is measured at rest, but not asleep, in a thermo-neutral environment in the post-absorptive state. It can be measured directly or indirectly, or it can be estimated as…

Athletes And The Olympic Lifts

by Frederick C. Hatfield Ph.D. While in the Soviet union back in ’83, I met Marchuk — the guy who broke Alexeev’s C&J record. He was a very strong dude! We got to talking. I was 242 at the time. He looked at me, at my legs, at my “supposed” WR of 1008 in the…

High Intensity Training

by Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D. In every gym you’ve worked out at, you’ve seen the ugly grimaces of bodybuilders engaged in maximum effort under heavy iron. Too bad you couldn’t look into the minds of these bodybuilders, for if you could, you would then be able to determine whether they were truly involved in high…

Summer Six Pack

By Todd Wilson Issue 7 – April 1, 2002 © Iron Magazine Online L.L.C. By a show of hands, how many of you have stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? Now between the two of you, which one has achieved their goal? Ok, so we’re back at square one. The number one New Year’s resolution…