by Frederick C. Hatfield II, MS, MFS, CSCS In my days of working as an ISSA Professor, I fondly remember various lists that were taught as important stuff to know. For whatever reason, I like lists! They tend to be straight to the point and easy to grasp. Here is a list of concepts everyone…

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By Mary Douglass January 28, 2007 My enthusiasm for powerlifting was dampened in 2005 at German Nationals, in my third year of competitive powerlifting, after I had to give up second place to a girl whom I could out-deadlift by 70 lbs as a raw lifter. I had so far believed powerlifting to be all…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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