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One Reason You Shouldn’t Rely on Studies

At 3Fu3l we’ve always focused on what works. There is no substitute for having quantifiable personal data that lets us know that a training concept has netted us a PR, or that eating certain foods made us feel more recovered….

Kettlebell Snatch versus Swing (*study)

Both the kettlebell snatch and kettlebell swing are regularly programed by coaches for their athletes, and often in the same session or routine. But are they really producing different results? Sort of. The snatch produces a greater vertical displacement for…

Chronic lack of Sleep leads to Injuries (*study)

The value of a good night’s sleep is widely known, and most of us would agree that it’s difficult to make progress in our training without enough sleep. But recent evidence suggests that lack of sleep is associated with an…

Psych-up right before your event for best results (*study)

How long before an event should you psyche yourself up? Obviously you can’t do it an hour before, then rest for an hour. But how far out from the event should you be psyching yourself up? When do you stop,…

Training the Abdominals: Traditional Plank versus Suspension Planks

Since the abdominal muscles are at the center of the body, it makes sense that they would be the primary stabilizers in typical movement patterns. Taking that logic a step further, it would also be reasonable to assume that performing…

Men’s Health and Pseudo-Scientific Discourse (*Study)

BioMed Central has taken a look at Men’s Health and the dietary advice found within its pages, regarding leanness and weight control. We’re not going to comment on this further, but instead will allow you to read the study (plus,  maybe…

Plyometric Training: Sand versus Land

While many athletes have used  sand in their training, it primarily exists as stuff in a bag, or something to run on. We can’t remember anyone doing plyometrics on any surface other than flat, level (hard), ground, and maybe a…

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Injuries at the Elite Level

Injuries are a constant topic lately, across all sports. And it’s not just the rookie 5k runner that gets hurt on the weekend…most athletes will suffer some type of injury (or several types) before their career is over. At the…

CrossFit compared to the American College of Sports Medicine (*Masters Thesis)

This is a very cool survey study performed at Northern Michigan University, by Bryanne N. Bellovary in pursuitof a Masters Degree.  We like to dig into literature from different postgraduate excercise departments across the country (what, just us?), because it’s often…