Propane Picks

Week ending Sunday 18/12/16


It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out top 10 favourite pieces for your reading pleasure. If you’d like to be considered for us to include you on this list OR if you’d like to write for us, please send an email to
Anyway, on with the list!
Our number 1 pick this week is 8 Health Benefits of Strength Training for the Average Joe by Ben Boudro for Stack Fitness
In this article Ben discusses the many benefits of strength training for Mr or Miss average. It’s short but it’s sweet and it’s one you can definitely show your mum to lure her away from the elliptical trainer.

Podcast Episode 61

Part 2 of Jonny and Yusef’s discussion of RPE with Eric Helms, Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, PhD student and author of Muscle and Strength Pyramids.

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Time Stamps and Show Notes

00:15      Preamble – Derren Brown and an epic chess tournament.
02:56 The world doesn’t end when you stop tracking & the neuroses of a long-term deficit.
04:56 The discipline of bodybuilding and the double edged sword.
12:35 No magic Macros and no magic training volume.
13:12 Eric’s PhD – Validation of the RPE Scale.
19:30 Jonny & Yusef’s experience of RPE & how Eric implements RPE with his clients.
25:18 Individual Variance – How RPE can be implemented according to the ability of the lifter.
28:53 Does RPE work for everyone?
36:55 The irrationality of load attachment and lbs versus kgs.
42:23 Eric on his books, Muscle and Strength Pyramids



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