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Iron Culture

Oct 18, 2021

In this episode of Iron Culture, we address the questions “How long can I keep progressing or maintain my peak as I get older? and "What can I do to stay at my best for as long as possible?” After our previous metabolism myths episode, where we discussed how many age related effects come much later than most think,...


Oct 11, 2021

We’ve had medical doctors and physical therapists who specialize in lifting to dispel exercise-specific fears and myths around risk, outdated treatments, and reductionist narratives multiple times on Iron Culture. But, do you ever wonder why they have to dispel these myths in the first place? In this episode, Dr....


Oct 4, 2021

Hard work is undeniably an essential element of success in the iron game and life. Yet, while that is true, just like telling someone who is depressed to “cheer up”, telling someone struggling with their progress to “try harder” doesn’t help. Despite that, so much of our signaling on social media, our shared...


Sep 27, 2021

It’s all downhill when you hit <insert 40 or 50> years old!” is one of the most heard phrases by not yet middle-aged lifters at family events. But is that true? In this episode we address “metabolic myths” related to energy expenditure changes over the lifespan, so-called “differences” between the sexes,...


Sep 20, 2021

We are back with another question and answer episode! This one includes a deep dive into exercise selection, execution, and ways to maximize time efficiency as it relates to exercise selection, covering both strength and physique goals, those who have both goals, and other nuances on these topics that people often...