Long time no blog, guys. Sorry about that. Weekends have been busy lately with travel, so I haven’t put in the time. I do have some really great article ideas on the backburner; I promise! One of these days. In the meantime, here’s almost a month’s worth of shared wisdom.
Sleep, The Best Exercise? – You don’t improve while you’re training; you improve while you recover, and you recover best while sleeping. So get after it with these sleep tips.
- Q&A: Is Static Stretching Good?(Mike Robertson) – Excellent stretching post, all around. MRob covers multiple types and when/how to use them.
- The Compliance Solution, Part 3 and Part 4 (John Berardi via Precision Nutrition) – Easily the most influential fitness coaching info I’ve come across for a while. Really paradigm shifting. Must watch for anyone in the industry. See also “Effective Coach Talk“
- A Surefire Way to Learn the Clean (Jon-Erik Kawamoto via T-Nation) – Great article on learning the clean. I don’t really prescribe full cleans anymore, but the part before the catch is great.
- Some Myths About Toning – aka, it doesn’t exist
- Paula Deen and the Lost Teaching Moment (Jonny Bowden) – Paula Deen didn’t get diabetes from eating too much fat. Diabetes is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism. No matter what the media says, it was all about the sugar and flour.
- Yerba Mate: All of the Caffeine, None of the Jitters (Jonny Bowden) – Even healthier alternative to coffee.
- Another Reason To Skip Diet Sodas (Jonny Bowden) – They are associated with heart attack and stroke (among a host of other things). You just can’t win with soda.
- Is Sugar Fattening? (Stephan Guyenet) – Well, not inherently. However, it does increase food palatability and reward value, which is fattening. So avoid eating things that are sweetened with sugar (soda, desserts, things made in restaurants).
- Chin-Up Progressions for Women – Part I & Part 2 (Tony Gentilcore) – Ladies who do chin-ups are hot. No way around it. Learn how here.
- Conditioning 101 (Jim Wender via T-Nation) – Push prowler, sprint hills, jump rope, get lean and fast.
- Palatability, Satiety and Calorie Intake (Stephan Guyenet) – Highly palatable foods are also the least satiating (so you eat more of them). Simple, whole foods win for satiety (and fitness).