Return Trip Effect

If you’ve ever gone somewhere and felt like the return trip seemed shorter than the initial trip – even though the distance traveled and the actual time spent traveling were identical – you’re not crazy. It’s an actual phenomenon called the Return Trip Effect. Research conducted by Niels van de Ven in 2011 confirmed the

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Dabble: How the Fitness Industry Fails & Gets Rich Doing It

The results are in! The first tech start up company of the decade to earn a billion dollar valuation has passed the ten figure threshold. It’s name?  ClassPass, Inc.  It’s important to mention that the intention of this article is to communicate an important, universal worldview of health and fitness. Neither I nor DEUCE feels

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External Load & Motor Recruitment

A title this nerdy deserves some simplification. While the topic here is nearly universally important, it doesn’t mean we need to lose any motivated readers because of ego stroking technical language. The reference to “external load” is fancy talk for the piece of equipment that you’re using in your training. “External load” is the dumbbell,

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“Prove It”: Your Assumptions

Think about what you get by finding out you’re correct. It’s the exact same thing you get by assuming you’re right. Aside from a moment of confirmation, you get nothing. Confirmation can signal correct logic, but it doesn’t bring development or growth. Plus, it doesn’t have staying power because 10,000 bits of confirming evidence can

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Barbell Connotations: Posture & Position

Does weight training come with a negative connotation in your view of the world? Let’s talk about it. Does it invoke imagery of egotism? Danger? Vanity? Does lifting heavy weights seem to invite injury? Or, is it that it’s non-essential? The list of common negative connotations can go on for nearly as long as you’ve

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