Wow, a variety of reader questions this week on bicep curls, powerlifting, and paleo.
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Andrew has as brand-new book out so we decided to ask him how this book came to be, who would most benefit from reading it, and why it was so important for him to write.
In this episode, we talk with longtime Breaking Muscle contributor Andrew Read. Someone we would call one of the BM "OG." Andrew has a brand-new book out this week, Run Strong, so we decided to ask him how this book came to be, who would most benefit from reading it, and why it was so important for him to write.
Myofascial release tools are more common than ever inside fitness facilities, but there's a lot of confusion as to how they work.
“Smashing,” “rolling,” and “breaking up scar tissue” are all common ways that athletes refer to the practice of self myofascial release. Foam rollers, lacrosse balls, and PVC pipes are more common than ever inside strength and conditioning facilities. More and more, athletes use these tools to take a swing at treating their own pain and dysfunction.