YPSI – Wolfgang Unsoeld

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The 400m Sprint Myth, Fat Loss & the Cori Cycle

A 400m sprint is often called one of the best ways to loose fat. 400m sprinters are athletes with a very low body fat percentage which confirms this statement from a purely observational point of view. The high lactic acid production of a 400m sprint is often mentioned here as[…]

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3 Things that I have learned in 2018

Since 2018 is over, its time for a recap. Its been a very busy year again, seeing 40 to 60 clients every week, releasing 4 books and teaching on the road in Berlin, Munich, Hasselt, Brugge, London, Sao Paulo, Melbourne and Sydney. As in every year there were many new[…]

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3 Things I have learned from Rudolf Pflugfelder

Rudolf Pflugfelder is a former Russian weightlifter who has won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and a former Russian weightlifting coach who produced many Olympic Champions, World Champions and trained athletes that broke over 200 world records. When he started out weightlifting he was working in[…]

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Why the Bulgarian Split Squat is a fairy tale

Bulgarian Split Squat is a term that is often used for a rear-foot elevated Split Squat. This term originated when the Assistant Coach of the Bulgarian Weightlifting National Team Angel Spassov toured the US in the late 80s to speak on the training methods of the highly successful Bulgarian Weightlifting[…]

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The craziest leg workout I have ever heard of

Some of the craziest training stories there are, are about training legs. There is the one about Olympic Bronze Medalist in Shotput Dylan Armstrong squatting 300kg in the first leg workout after a 4 month lay off. There is the one about 8time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman deadlifting and squatting[…]

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Salt vs. Himalaya Salt

I am a big proponent of the Lime-Salt-Water. Actually the first ever article I published back in 2009 was on this tip and since then it has taken off. I frequently see statements about it. And some make me wonder. Specifically about the Himalaya Salt as being overrated. As these[…]

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Programs vs. Systems

When considering strengthtraining and program design one of the most important distinctions to make is differentiating between a training program and a training system. And therefore a programs-based approach and systems-based approach. Program Design is often explained and taught by individual programs. Which is just an isolated view on one[…]

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Three Considerations for Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is the latest hype in the diet and nutrition world. Intermittent Fasting has many benefits which are scientifically proven. I still use Intermittent Fasting only in a few specific cases and only certain types of Intermittent Fasting . This article gives on overview over the why and how. What[…]

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