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December 27th, 2005 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Dec. 27th, 2005


[Lot's of references to interesting papers here]

A Critical Analysis of the ACSM Position Stand on Resistance Training: Insufficient Evidence to Support Recommended Training Protocols

Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline

Official Journal of The American

Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)

ISSN 1097-9751

An International Electronic Journal

Volume 7 Number 3 June 2004

New Ideas: Sports Physiology


1Human Performance Laboratory, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 11530 USA

2Center for Research in Health Behavior, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 USA


A Critical Analysis of the ACSM Position Stand on Resistance Training: Insufficient Evidence to Support Recommended Training Protocols. Ralph N. Carpinelli, Robert M. Otto, Richard A. Winett. JEPonline 2004;7(3):1-60. In February 2002, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a Position Stand entitled Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults. The ACSM claims that the programmed manipulation of resistance-training protocols such as the training modality, repetition duration, range of repetitions, number of sets, and frequency of training will differentially affect specific physiological adaptations such as muscular strength, hypertrophy, power, and endurance. The ACSM also asserts that for progression in healthy adults, the programs for intermediate, advanced, and elite trainees must be different from those prescribed for novices. An objective evaluation of the resistance-training studies shows that these claims are primarily unsubstantiated. In fact, the preponderance of resistance-training studies suggest that simple, low-volume, time-efficient, resistance training is just as effective for increasing muscular strength, hypertrophy, power, and endurance—regardless of training experience—as are the complex, high-volume, time-consuming protocols that are recommended in the Position Stand. This document examines the basis for many of the claims in the Position Stand and provides an objective review of the resistance training literature.

07:11 pm - Ultimate Adventure Vehicle

[Useful equipment for vandwelling and/or bugout vehicle]


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08:45 pm - Scientists' Open Letter on Cryonics

At the Life Extension Extension Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 5, the Immortality Institute unveiled an Open Letter signed by 56 scientists, physicians, and ethicists endorsing the scientific basis of cryonics. The letter is online at:


Anyone with a PhD, especially in biology, or MD degree with a background in research, who would like to support this letter is asked to contact support@cryoletter.org.


11:40 pm - Girl on a stick on a bike in Cambodia

Like photos of abandoned buildings, men dressed in sheets, and monkeys? Then check out girl_on_a_stick's photos of her dirt bike trip through Cambodia.


Simply astounding.

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