Sci Training: What about us?

“Sci Training” is the assigned name for this project.

But, WHY Sci Training?

Quite simple: Science + Training (Duhhh)

The evolution of science in exercise and sport areas

Over time, science has taken up space within several domains, putting aside empiricism and common sense. In the exercise and sports fields, it has not been different. Science has contributed with various experiments, studies, and research to obtain answers about what is best suited to improve health, performance, and aesthetics.

In the past, legends and myths were taken as truth, where feats were performed to improve physical performance, and these people were considered a reference in training, becoming guidelines for that time. As in the story of Milon of Crotona, who, according to Tan (1999), carried a calf on his back every day until the animal became an adult. As the calf grew, it got heavier, and Milon got stronger. Another example was Emil Zátopek, who, according to Billat (2001), performed 100 sprints of 400 m every day to improve his performance in the marathon, in which he often won.

Over time, many hypotheses were tested to prove or disprove the effectiveness of various training methods, using knowledge of many ground fields such as the laws of physics, biochemistry, physiology, and psychology. Thus, now, we have access to solid and science-based information about training that, with the advancements in technology, allows coaches and trainers to obtain results more effectively.

The (miss)information era

We already know, based on science, that some training methods are incorrect. For instance, running 42 km every day to optimize performance in the marathon race or carrying a calf on the back daily to become stronger. However, even in the information era, much misinformation has been spread across the world wide web. Concerned about this, we founded Sci Training. A tool that seeks to disseminate scientific knowledge about training and its related areas.

We are a group of three friends (know us better HERE), and our goal is to show you our perspectives, opinions, and critics about diverse subjects within the exercise domain. We use science as the primary knowledge source, and we aim to translate this scientific knowledge into something digestible for anyone working or involved with exercise. We really hope you can learn something here! OR at least think about good stuff.


TAN, BENEDICT. Manipulating Resistance Training Program Variables to Optimize Maximum Strength in Men: A Review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: August 1999 – Volume 13 – Issue 3 – p 289-304