Helpful Articles of the Week – 16 November 2016

And……….we are now back to fortnightly!!!! I need an assistant.

As always, we have some great articles on the following topics:

  • General Health and Fitness
  • Movement Wellness
  • Strength Training
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Mental Wellness
  • Humanity
  • Coaching
  • Started Reading


General Health and Fitness

Mike Israetel is one of the real deals when it comes to all things exercise, so when he decides to run some “experiments” we should all take a look…..

Lessons learnt from fat loss experience

Movement Wellness

Squatting. We do it everyday and most times without thinking about it.  if you struggle, then click on the two part video below to get it fixed.

Fix your squat – Part 1

Fix your squat – Part 2

When someone puts the word missing in a title, you can almost guarantee there is going to be a sell along the lines. Glad to say this is not the case. If you work with people to get them to move better, then this is for you.

The missing rehab exercise variable

We all know that loads are associated with injury. If you don’t load properly, well then you will break.  Maybe, just maybe we could learn from this..

Training loads and injury risk in Australian football—differing acute: chronic workload ratios influence match injury risk

We all like the evidence based stuff. Why I hear you say? Well duh!!! Maybe it has something to do with the fact some of the best brains do the hard work so we can just read and apply. If you are struggling with hamstring injuries, then…well click the link.

Evidence-Based Assessment of Hamstring Injuries in Sport

Adam Meakins. One rude, crass Pommy git but a bloody nice bloke 🙂

Reflections from the Scandinavian Sports Conference: Norefjell 2016

It’s not everyday you have the Head of Recovery on a podcast talking about, well, you know recovery.  Take the time to listen, and grab a pen and take notes..

Shona Halson (Head of Recovery at the Australian Institute of Sport)

Nice one Chandler!!!!

Sit Better to Move Better

Foam rolling.  Should we do it?  Where should we do it?  When should we do it?

Click on the link and find out.

Science of Foam Rolling

Strength Training

If you get a client who a goal of getting their very first pull up, then it couldn’t be any easier than clicking below.

Progressions To Help Your Clients Do Their First Pull Up

Everyone loves a good tutorial.  Microsoft has one.  Star craft had one.  No reason why Pull Ups shouldn’t have one.

The Pull-Up Tutorial

Diet and Nutrition

Okay this is going to hurt some people’s feelings.  Yes, I know that gluten is the devil and must be removed from everything, but if you aren’t gluten intolerant or Coeliac Disease then gluten won’t kill you.  Take a read on the article and find out what the major problem with going Gluten Free, especially if you don’t need to.

Medscape Gastroenterology > What’s Hot in Gastroenterology COMMENTARY ‘The Most Popular Diet Ever’: Why Going Gluten-Free Is Risky

Mental Wellness

Motivation. There are times when every breath we take (don’t you start singing) we take in oxygen and breathe out motivation.  Other times, well it’s like, fuck off with your motivation bullshit.  Well this one is for the second stage.

How to Motivate Yourself When You Feel Lazy AF

Dear Mr Clear.  Thank you.  You make my job a lot easier.

Goal Setting: A Scientific Guide to Setting and Achieving Goals

Strong Coffey was featured a couple of weeks ago as the Website of the Week.  Hopefully you have followed her since that date.  If not, then here is another opportunity to get the good oil.

Wellness for the Sleep Deprived

You want a kick in the arse?  Lucky for you I have found the best 9 Ted Talks to help with that kicking.

The 9 Best TED Talks to Help You Kick Ass at Work (and in Life)


It’s rare that I share direct posts from Facebook, but this one is definitely needed.

Exercise shaming

When I posted this, it drew some great applause, as well as some angst among my friends.  Read it, and tell me what you think..

7 Reasons So Many Guys Don’t Understand Sexual Consent




How much more humanity do we need than to focus on those three words.

We Live Here


Science for Sport bringing the knowledge bombs….Boooommm.  Here is another one!!!!

Maximal Aerobic Speed (MAS)

Now this will definitely get people thinking…

I perform bad, therefore I train harder: An accidental n=1 experiment in sub-optimal load management.

If you suffer from Plantar fasciitis, then click on the link.  You may not have tried some of the options listed here.

Plantar fasciitis – important new research by Michael Rathleff

Started Reading

Up to Chapter 6.  If you are coaching or looking at coaching endurance athletes, go out and buy a copy.  You will not be disappointed.

Endurance Training – Science and Practice