Every month, I do a journal sweep for MASS to make sure we’re up to date on the research, and so we have a chance to pick out the best studies for each monthly issue. It’s pretty time-intensive, and so I figure that if I’m already doing the work, I may as well make it available to people for free so they don’t have to spend their own time on it (why should thousands of people spend thousands of cumulative hours on something one person is already doing?).
I’ll include the list of journals I look at every month below. If there are any that I missed (keeping in mind, I’m interested in research that’s potentially relevant to lifters, coaches, and personal trainers), let me know so I can add them.
Anyways, enough people have signed up to get those study emails that I’ve exceeded my Gmail sending limits. I could import the email addresses to our normal email list, but I promised people when they signed up that they wouldn’t get marketing emails if all they wanted were the study emails, and there’s no way I could guarantee that if they were on our normal email list (there’s a chance we’d forget to de-select that tag/cohort when sending a marketing email at some point). I could also start a new mailing list account on a service like MailChimp just for sending study emails, but I don’t particularly want to pay $50-100/mo just to do people a favor.
So, the solution I’ve come up with is just publishing them on the site each month. They’ll be hosted on this page, and I’ll share the link on social media every month when it’s updated.
Last but not least, don’t request editing access to any of these sheets.
So, with that out of the way, here’s the list of journals I go through each month (and again, if you think I’m missing any, shoot me a message to let me know):
Here’s the list of studies from the past few years (some of the links may not work; they’ll often go dead when a study goes from epubbed ahead of print to actually printed in an issue. If you come across a dead link, just Google the title of the study and it should pop up. Don’t alert me to the dead links; they’re not a big deal, and I don’t have the time to keep them all updated):
And here’s the current month’s: