YPSI – Wolfgang Unsoeld

English Articles

I am not your Low Carb Guru

One the most discussed topics in nutrition of all time is „Low Carb vs. High Carb – whats better?“ In the 80s and 90s fat was demonized as causing heart disease and carbs were said to be essential for physical and cognitive performance. What a decade later had been proved[…]

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Biochemistry for the Personal Trainer

Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes of living organisms. Our human biochemistry regulates what happens on a cellular level. It regulates how much energy we have, how fast we recover and how well we sleep. Biochemistry can be divided in three fields; molecular genetics, protein science and metabolism. Biochemistry[…]

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How to clean the YPSI Tool

You want to use your tool for a long time? Then maintain it properly! The YPSI tool is manufactured 100% in Germany. Highest precision and many years of experience in wood processing make it unique. Its made from regional wood, in this case pear, to guarantee the best possible quality.[…]

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What is Muscle Testing?

The Definition of Muscle Testing: “Manual Muscle Testing is a procedure for the evaluation of the function and strength of individual muscles and muscle groups based on effective performance of a movement in relation to the forces of gravity and manual resistance.” Muscle Testing is often a misunderstood diagnostic procedure.[…]

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The Modified Sots Press

The classic Sots Press is a behind-the-neck press with a snatch (very wide) grip in the bottom position of a squat with flat heels. It is an assistance exercise popularized by Russian weightlifters to increase the ability to stabilize the barbell in the bottom position of the full snatch. It[…]

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Giant Sets for Hypertrophy

Giant Sets have become known as a Hypertrophy method. Technically, based on the length of the set, its not a hypertrophy method though. Sets of a length of 40 to 70 seconds with a load that is close to maximum or the maximum are defined as strengthtraining for hypertrophy. Technically Giant[…]

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Grip Strength is an excellent Indicator of Health and Age

In the article „Anti Aging, Biomarkers & Strength Training“ I have looked at muscle mass and muscle strength being an excellent indicator of biological age. Another study published in the American Journal of Medicine has gone even more in detail and shown that grip strength is an indicator for mortality[…]

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The Floor Glute Ham Raise

The Glute Ham Raise – short GHR – is an exercise done on a GHR machine where the feet are locked and the lower legs is fixed in horizontal position while the thighs are supported. Each rep starts at the top, first the knees are extended, then the hip will[…]

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3 Things, that I have learned from Juan Carlos Simo

Around 2009 I have heard the first time of a group of Trainers from the Dominican Republic, their „Maestro“ Juan Carlos Simo and their enthusiasm, passion and hunger for good training. Juan Carlos is known to produce big and strong girls and guys. Girls that can do 18 chinups. Guys that[…]

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