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.
Stronger By Science
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.
Science: Your new fitness tracker will not work miracles
Don’t squat below parallel. Get those knees in line with your toes. Myths, or truths? Take a read.
Squat myth – Knees should never go past your toes
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…
Do you lose fitness faster than you gain it?
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.
Active Voice: In Pursuit of Injury-free Running — Does Footwear Matter?
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.
Can Massage Therapy Lengthen A Muscle?
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.
Are painful FLARE UPS to exercise just like SUNBURN? (and why might we need analogy anyway?)
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.
Trying to Shed That Belly? Step Off the Treadmill and Grab Some Weights, Boys & Girls! 19x More Visceral, 1.5x Higher Subcutaneous Fat Loss W/ Resistance Training in Youths
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.
Rise of the (Weight) Machines: Why Exercise Equipment is Not As Bad You’ve Been Told
Greg Nuckols. Winner of the best beard award for strong as fuck guys in 2016. Educated, clever, and awesome content keeper, and sharer.
Training to Failure, or Just Training to Fail?
If your Overhead Squat position sucks (yes, it’s like this is written just for me), click on the link, and get educated.
Improving Overhead Squat Movement
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.
4 science-based “superfoods” you should consider eating
James Fell. Well done.
How To Lose Over 7 Pounds With No Effort
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.
Why so many people regain weight after dieting
Vitamin D. Are you deficient? How do you know? Well let Professor Close give you all the correct information.
You are Vitamin D deficient – or are you?
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.
Training and Diet are Simple Because Your Body is Complex
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.
I named my anxiety Clive and it changed my life
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.
Courage is the key to life itself
If I can get out of bed and put my shoes on at 105, the world will be a great place….
Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist
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.
“I placed too much faith in underpowered studies:” Nobel Prize winner admits mistakes
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.
Do patients perform home-exercises correctly?!
Sporting parents. Your children playing sport is not about you… .
10 tips for sport parents
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….
Training Cessation as a Method of Tapering for Strength
The heading says it all…
Parenting- Discovering which activities your kids are passionate about s their job not yours
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.
Periodization Training for Sports