Monday, July 4, 2011

How to Transform Your Physique #84 - Bro Science

Happy July 4th for those out there celebrating. I recently came across a video on the Internet that had me shaking my head in disbelief. I have been around for a long time in the weight game (over 30 years), and to date I have never seen something so utterly stupid.

There is one universal truth about strength training and that truth is "it is simple stuff!" In fact, nothing has really changed in 30 years since I started lifting. What has changed is there are more people doing it. It is now fully accepted for sports and we now know people of all ages can benefit from strength training. These are all obvious positives.

However, what has come along with it is more Bro Science (BS) aimed at putting a spin on every little nuance of strength training. We have all sorts of useless buzz words. We have all sorts of useless spins on exercises. We have all sorts of "special" routines that promise magical results. We have all sorts of supplements that promise magical results and at minimum some perceptible advantage for gains. The Internet has all but amplified the whole Bro Science Industry.

Back in 1995 when I started Cyberpump the mission was to provide people with common sense training information. At that time, there was wasn't much to dispel on the Net. In fact, an old feature that you can read in the archives called Muscle Mag Follies was an attempt to address some of the mainstream Bro Science directly one on one. Today, it is literally an impossible mission to dispel all the misinformation on the web. However, the mission here at Cyberpump remains the same.

What is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen in 30 years? Ok, here it is. Watch for yourself. Listen to what he says in the video.

We do appreciate the support for all our dedicated readers over the years to keep the site going. There is a HUGE amount of information that has been gathered since 1995 on this web site. And, we continue to add to it on a weekly basis to help counter all the BS out there. Thanks again for your continued support!