Deadlifting for Back Pain

The title of this post may seem unintentionally ambiguous, but I assure you it’s not. Over the past decade, the deadlift has become both my favorite and simultaneously most hated strength training exercise. Why? Back pain…both for causing and relieving it. Disclaimer: Hopefully it goes without saying that there are …

Social Distance The Sloth (covid-19): Will Exercise Suppress My Immune System?

It’s hard to survive a trip through the endurance exercise corner of the Internet without stumbling onto cautionary tales of immune system suppression following a particularly hard or long workout. The actual studies behind those cautionary tales are a bit more nuanced and leave all of us open to the influence of the anecdotal experiences of headline-driven media and click-driven bloggers. Fortunately, you are reading neither the former nor the latter as a quick perusal of this blog’s analytics shows that I am clearly not a click…driven…blogger…