FREE PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING INFORMATION
Here's where we share with you free science-based information. We're not interested in feel-good promises and the hyped information you're generally exposed to. We're constantly on the search for credible information based on science and some of it's freely available, albeit difficult to find. We're therefore searching and compiling for you and will be updating this page consistently. So please check back frequently.
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MOUTHPIECES FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE?
Mouthpieces are being claimed by several companies to increase your strength—by as much as 20% according to one company—and endurance while at the same time decreasing your lactic acid and cortisol levels. Our January and February 2012 free eNewsletter explores the scientific facts behind these amazing performance enhancement claims sans hype, myth, and conjecture.
INTERVIEW WITH JOPP'S PUBLISHER, DAN WAGMAN, PHD, CSCS
Taped interview with strength coach extraordinaire Charles Staley.
- History and mission of Pure Power and Journal of Pure Power
- The role of science in training and coaching
- Joe Weider
- Functional training
- Female athlete research and much more...
REGISTERED DIETITIAN VS. NUTRITIONIST
Will the "Real" Nutrition Professional Please Stand Up
By Katherine A. Beals, PhD, RD
American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine is the world's leader in conducting sports medicine research. They have granted us permission to share with you some of their most critically important Position Stands. These Position Stands constitute reviews of all relevant research on a particular topic culminating in the proverbial bottom line.
Who needs the hype and personal opinions when you can turn to the facts?
PREVENTION OF COLD INJURIES DURING EXERCISE
You can safely exercise in the cold, but there are specific things you need to know and attend to...
PROGRESSION MODELS IN RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR HEALTHY ADULTS
Comprehensive advice on how to approach weight lifting in terms of sets, reps, frequency, etc., in an effort to maximize your gains
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS IN HEALTH/FITNESS FACILITIES
Is your training facility prepared enough to deal with cardiac arrest?
THE USE OF ANABOLIC-ANDROGENIC STEROIDS IN SPORTS
A comprehensive science-based review of the claims vs. truth behind steroids in sport
THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD
This female athlete performance buster is reviewed in detail regarding causes, impact on sports performance, and interventions
WEIGHT LOSS IN WRESTLERS
The negative effects of weight cutting on all variables related to sports performance are highlighed
EXERCISE AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
Being diabetic doesn't mean you can't train; here's the How To
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND BONE HEALTH
Lifting weights is critical for bone health, if you know how to pump the iron
NUTRITION AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
Taking the hype out of sports nutrition
APPROPRIATE INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND PREVENTION OF WEIGHT REGAIN FOR ADULTS
Keeping it off is perhaps your greatest challenge; here's the no-bull scientific approach
TURNING OFF ON July 2005
Off-season training for max in-season results
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EXCEPTIONAL POWER, EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN May 2005
Taking a close look at the strength and power of Shannon Hartnett
CHAINED DOWN March 2005
Training with chains is a new and popular approach, but is it worth the effort?
TRAINING THE KING OF PULLS January 2005
The deadlift reigns supreme for maximal strength development
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ALL DEPARTMENTS November 2004
IRON HEART September 2004
A review of heart dynamics in weight training
GET HIP July 2004
Give your internal hip rotators more attention and excel
CARBOHYDRATES RULE May 2004
Why carbs are essential if you want to win
THE SCIENCE OF SIZE March 2004
Design your training program to add maximum mass
GOVERNMENT WATCH March 2004
Supplement control: 2003 Senate hearings promise better supplement control and safety
CLEANING UP January 2004
12 steps to learn how to effectively perform a most critical exercise
REACHING FOR THE TOP November 2003
Use smart planning to become a peak performer
BIG IRON September 2003
For the boys...and girls
PERIODIZATION July 2003
There's more to the story
BRAIN POWER May 2003
Tools to help you tease out fact from fiction
A WOMAN'S GROWTH March 2003
Are hormones a key factor to success in women athletes?
ALL DEPARTMENTS January 2003
SQUAT MASTERY November 2002
To maximize your gains, there's more to it than just doing a deep knee bend.
CHAINED DOWN November 2002
Will adding chains to the bar add pounds, too?
SUPERSTITIONS, RITUALS, AND PRE-LIFT ROUTINES September 2002
Pathways to freedom or shortcuts to slavery?
STRENGTH VS. POWER July 2002
Many strength programs focus on max power - are they missing the point?
THE MIGHTY T May 2002
Testosterone revealed: A Pure Power Q&A
RESURRECTING THE SPLIT LIFTS May 2002
An uncommon approach to athletic excellence.
MARS AND VENUS IN THE GYM March 2002
Is a woman wired differently when it comes to dealing with pain?
ALL DEPARTMENTS January 2002
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS: A BRIEF ON BELTS November 2001
A belt may not be as "supportive" as you think.
PERFORMANCE TIPS: PARTIAL REPS, PARTIAL RESULTS September 2001
A rep may be more important than you think.
SUPPLEMENT DOPING July 2001
Here's a side to supplements that could ruin your reputation.