Back on track for the week. We have found a new Website of the Week, as well as articles from across the spectrum of general fitness, strength training, movement and mental goodness, among others.
Website of the Week
Now who in their right minds wouldn’t want to read about getting stronger? As I thought, everybody. Now what about including a little bit of science in there? Yup. Mention science, most people drop their hands, like some miracle has occurred. At the end of the day, there are three ways to learn. Your gut feel. Bro-science, or real science. I know which one I would choose all the time.
Trackers. We have seen their sales sky rocket, but what do they do? Well most track movement (or lack thereof), calories burnt, sleep, among other things. But do they work? Well, it depends. It will depend on your mindset. It depends what time of device you use, as well as what you want it to do for you. Take a look below.
Don’t squat below parallel. Get those knees in line with your toes. Myths, or truths? Take a read.
This questions get bought up whenever someone misses a couple of sessions, so instead of me re-inventing the wheel, why not just share this…
Shoes. There is an absolute killing happening in the industry. Different colours. Different requirements. Pronation. Neutral. But, in all honesty, does it really matter? Well glad you asked.
We have heard it time and time again, lengthening the muscle. Rub it is gets longer, but does it? If you want to know the answer, then click on the link.
Between Cor-Kinetic and MTDC, my learning experience is going through the roof. This is an interesting read, and I think a lot of people will really be in tune with this type of analogy.
If you are running on a treadmill, and not doing any weight training, then time to change up a couple of your running sessions, to lifting….Go on, you know you want to.
Machines. I used to have a real set against them. I still do against the Smith Machine, especially when trainers are trying to teach people how to squat. Now I still have some issues, but I can appreciate what they can be used for, and how well people can use them.
Greg Nuckols. Winner of the best beard award for strong as fuck guys in 2016. Educated, clever, and awesome content keeper, and sharer.
If your Overhead Squat position sucks (yes, it’s like this is written just for me), click on the link, and get educated.
Diet and Nutrition
How do Examine do all this content for free? Why? Because they care. They care about people learning. They care about getting the right information out there.
James Fell. Well done.
This will come as no surprise. Transformation challenges. 30 day fitness challenges. Going cold turkey off one particular food group because a celebrity chef says so.
Vitamin D. Are you deficient? How do you know? Well let Professor Close give you all the correct information.
This is probably the greatest heading I have ever read. KISS. Not the band, but the acronym for training and nutrition. Keep It Simple Stupid. Thank you SBS.
If I would have had a name for mine I wouldn’t have used a name such as Clive. I would have chosen something much more vulgar. This is a great article. I hope it helps you.
Do you visualise? Have you tried it in the past and failed? Maybe you have never tried it. Time to get reading and see how it can work to your advantage.
Morgan Freeman. Thank you.
If I can get out of bed and put my shoes on at 105, the world will be a great place….
There are times when we need to admit we were wrong. It gets tougher the longer it goes on for, so its always refreshing when you hear of someone like a Nobel Prize winner admit his failings.
This is a very good question, as it’s a concern that I share. We can provide all the exercise progression and regressions, show them how to perform, how much rest, but yet, we are unsure. If you provide programs to clients, this will come in handy.
Sporting parents. Your children playing sport is not about you… .
Do you schedule deload weeks? What about using the finishing of a training block prior to competition instead of a deload? Thought you may find this interesting….
The heading says it all…
This has been sitting for a little while now for me to plough through. If you want a book ot learn more about how to split up training programs for your sports, then get this book. It will answer many questions.