Challenge the Convention

  • Specificity


    Michael Hulcher

    Specificity.  We have a saying here: everything costs something. If you want to enhance some part of your performance, you should be prepared to suffer some short term (or even long term) consequences to other aspects of fitness and performance. There is ...

  • Work Capacity Part III

    Part 3 in a 3 Part Series


    Michael Hulcher

    In part I of this series, we defined what 'work capacity' is and how it's built. In part II, we talked about some recovery modalities and the importance of rest in bulding a big work capacity. In this final part of the series, I'll talk about why we value ...

  • Work Capacity Part II

    Part 2 of a 3 part series


    Michael Hulcher

    In part I of this series, we discussed what work capacity is and how you might build it. In part 2 we'll talk about the other variable when building a big work capacity—rest and recovery. In part 3 we'll talk about why we value it so much at Gym Jones and ...

  • Lactate Threshold Training - Part 3

    Increasing Work capacity in strength training


    Jake Hutchinson

    Last week, we looked at ways to train the body to better use lactate as fuel to increase our ability to maintain steady state exercise at higher intensities AND longer durations.  But can we use these same concepts and apply them to strength training? ...

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