Quality Articles of the Week – 3rd March 2017

For two weeks in a row, I have made the time to get this out within a week.  I must say it feels like I am really achieving something.  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.  If you have seen an article that you believe should be in the weekly list, please send it through.

Website of the Week

We all want to get the right information on food.  We all want to make sure that the person has had the adequate education (after all, who wants to take health advice from a chef).  We also want to see that they are honest in their appraisals.  Well, lucky for you Food Watch is the School’s website of the week.  Delve deep into the content.  Try some recipes.  Grab some of the foods that Catherine and her team has tasted and tested.  Oh, and there are also some freebies as well.

Catherine Saxelby’s Food Watch

General Fitness

I have been following Steve for a while now on Twitter, so when he talks in an interview, I thought it would be a good thing to share..

Steve Magness Interview: Coach to Olympians, Author, Science Buff

Depression in the General Fitness tab?  I have long said that “Movement is Medicine”.  I have also said that children are not moving enough, which is backed up by research study after research study.  But yet as parents, we aren’t encouraging our children to move.  Maybe now, after reading this, it may help some parents and guardians win the battle.

Exercise Can Help Protect Children from Depression

Now this is juts simply put, FUCKING AWESOME!!!!  We tend to look at celebrities for all facets of our lives.  How to get skinnier?  Grab the latest Oprah book.  Want to get stronger?  Grab the latest Gwyneth book (yes I know, I am just joking).  We want them to help us get the body we want, but we forget the big picture.  They ain’t you.  They don’t have your schedule.  They don’t have your lifestyle.  They don’t have your bank balance.  Find what works for you and stick to it.  Don’t rely on celebrities to tell us the whole truth.

The Big Problem With Oprah And Other Celebs Who Tout Diets

Movement Goodness

Want to get some ice cream?  Hang on.  Weren’t we having tea?  Oh yes, the time is 3pm.  Although this is tongue in cheek, this would be one of the worst diseases that you could get when you get older.  Not only for the person who has it, but the extended family.  So get walking.  Get brisk walking.

Frequent, Brisk Walks May Aid Those With Early Alzheimer’s

GMB.  Gold Medal Bodies.  If you want movement wellness, then sign up and get involved.

6 Back Stretches to Improve Spinal Mobility and Get You Moving Better

Yes.  The heading is a tough one to figure out.  The content is a little deep at times, but stick with it and read it to the end.  You will even read it again.  It is that good.

Biomechanics Matter Even When They Don’t

Strength Training

If you have recently had a baby, then this is for you.  If you have recently come back from surgery, then this is for you.  If you have had a lay off from training, then this is also for you.  Actually, I want everyone to read it.

Is It Time To Change Your Perspective?

Box jumps.  Those superhuman athletes with springs in their feet, jumping up higher and higher until their heads go into the roof.  But, are they doing it as well as they can?  Well Adrian, they are jumping over 60 inches, so yeah, they are. Read the question again.  I didn’t ask if they jumped really high, I was asking if they doing it as best they can.  Yes.  That’s the difference..

Box Jumps: You’re Not Jumping as High as You Think You Are. And, You’re Doing Them Wrong

Diet and Nutrition

Do you eat enough fruit and vegetables?  Well it depends, can I count the potato and kale chips?  Well yes and no.  Try eating them as fresh as you can, with little or no cooking.  Now, do you eat enough fruit and vegetables?  Didn’t think so….

Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

But, but. Sugar is poison!!!  Yeah sure it is…..

I Put Sugar in My Coffee – This is Why

This is going to upset those Bulletproof Coffee fanatics….

Butter Vs Margarine – Which is Better

Mental Goodness

If you are like the majority of the planet who hate speaking in front of large groups, then this will help you get better.

62 Tips on Crushing Public Speaking

Wonderful, wonderful article.

The Fastest Way To Get A Perfect Body

Humanity

YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS….

99-Year-Old Upsets 92-Year-Old in Thrilling Sprint

You never miss with people and their pizza…..

A Fitness Blog Tried To Shame Pizza Lovers And The Internet Was Not Having It

Coaching

Make sure you know how to coach them….

Olympic Lifting for Athletic Performance

As a coach you want the best athletes. The best movers. The toughest. What you want is people who will continue to grow and learn even while they are on the bench

Philadelphia 76ers players laud Ben Simmons’ work ethic, positivity

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….

‘You didn’t even go in hard’: The day a dad ruined junior football

Started Reading

This has been sitting for a little while now for me to plough through.  If you want a book to 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

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