Posts Tagged: Strength and Muscle Growth

Persistence Is Better Than Perfection



By Rob Archangel, staff writer Last week the the Stoner and I caught up, and I mentioned the idea I’d been keeping close to heart recently, that “persistance is better than perfection.” I don’t know where I heard it first, but Google turns up plenty of hits for that or similar phrases. He liked it and suggested I share a few thoughts on that theme. Matt has this great expression: “The perfect diet is very unhealthy.” I think you can read that a few different ways: the belief in a perfect diet is itself unhealthy a diet that is ‘perfect’ is immune from revision or criticism and long term leads to imbalances that we don’t adjust for so long as we remain fixated on its “perfectness” a diet that… Read more »

Strength Does Not Equal Size



Hey ladies and gentle men!  Welcome to the new 180DegreeHealth! My brain is about to explode if I don’t get my thoughts out immediately! It’s been 11 long days since I’ve done a blog post! Gasp! I’m having withdrawals! What I love about blogging, and the all-encompassing nature of my work in general, is that I always feel that I have the liberty to write about whatever is on my mind.  Well, the following may seem like a radical departure from what we’ve been discussing lately, but the game I love playing more than any other is spotting very obvious fallacies and pouring salt on them like a helpless, innocent slug.  Today’s fallacy is that strength = muscle development.  It does not.  While I’m no bodybuilder or powerlifter, I do love learning… Read more »