There’s some truth in the idea that training stability can make you stronger. Provided that we are talking about the right kind of stability and the right kind of strength. (Around 2.400 words, estimated reading time 12-15 min.)
‘Functional’ exercise pays lip service to biomechanics but forgets about mechanical stability, and that’s too bad because you can’t spell ‘biomechanics’ without ‘mechanics’.
Stability got FUBAR-ed by ‘functional fitness’ and this post levels the ground so we can build a (stable) house later.
Can a simple piece of metal the shape of a cannonball with a handle turn you into a Soviet Superman?
After tracing Old School Strength to the training of the Roman legions, we can finally compare it with today’s elite military training programs. (Around 5.500 words, estimated reading time 25-30 minutes.)
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