Doug’s Blog

  • Understanding—Not Misinterpreting
    “Knee Strain”: Leg Press vs Leg Extension
    - This particular study was done in 1993, and was published in PubMed.gov: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8346760/ Unfortunately, some people refer to this study as “evidence” that Leg Extensions are “bad for the knees”. However, that is NOT the conclusion of this study. This is an example of cognitive bias, whereby people hear or read what they WANT to […]
  • Evaluating the Efficiency of a Resistance Exercise - Determining “exercise efficiency” requires an understanding of biomechanics — and also of your specific goal Doug Brignole January 2020 Exercise, by definition, is used as the “means to an end.” It is not meant to be the end unto itself. Exercise is typically done for the purpose of eliciting a specific developmental response. For that […]
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