Quality Articles of the Week – 23rd November 2016

And my plan was to make sure I was within the week, but I just missed it!!!!!!!! Even with my brother’s bucks party still firmly stenciled in my head, along with a 4+ hour date with my bike, we were only a day late.  Could be worse.  I couldn’t be sharing this (while others say, good riddance hahahahahahaha)

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

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

Website of the Week

Great guy.  Great content.  Click and sign up if you haven’t already.

Travis Pollen – the Fitness Pollenator

General Health and Fitness

Everyone loves stronger muscles.  The ability to lift all your groceries at once makes you feel alive, and most people envious.  But what happens when you could do the same thing to your memory…..

Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

With the Le Tape festival less than 9 days away, this comes at a great time.  You don’t have to chase mountains, or sprint down the mountain, but the things you can see from the seat of bike, far outweighs the speed you can travel in a car.

Pedal Your Way to Heart Health

Sleep.  The best recovery tool on the planet.  The body and mind just love sleep.  But, what happens when you don’t get enough sleep to you eating plans?  Glad you asked…..

Scientists Found the Number of Extra Calories You Eat When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Movement Wellness

The days of running outside as children are now long gone, and they aren’t to blame.  Parents wrap their children up in so much cotton wool, it is lucky they can breathe for themselves.  The sun should be used as a weapon against obesity.  Get outside.  Play.

Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

I have been following Balance HP for a little while now, and it is always great when you see someone who isn’t scared to call stuff out.  If you like the Jefferson Curl (Adrian, put your hand down), then this is an article you need to read.

Exercises Are Only Problematic If They Are Poorly Prescribed… Why Most People Misinterpret The Jefferson Curl

Is there a better title to piss everyone off?  Nope, I don’t think so.

Inactivity a ‘source of national embarrassment’

Strength Training

Nuckols.  Nuckols.  Nuckols.  Thank you.

Size vs. Strength: How Important is Muscle Growth For Strength Gains?

Gold Medal Bodies are one of my go to resources for all things bodyweight.  If you are struggling to complete you very first pull up, then click on the link.  Drop me a line when you do your first one.

The Pull-Up Tutorial

Cressey.  The man for all things shoulder.  If you struggle with shoulder health, then you know what you have to do.

3 Tips for Improving Shoulder Health and Performance

Diet and Nutrition

Is Ghee really better than butter?  Nope not telling.  Read the article.

Ghee: Better Than Butter?

James Clear doesn’t just talk about building habits, he also has a thing or two to tell us about nutrition.  Now, normally we shouldn’t take advice from someone who isn’t educated on nutrition, but for this one, it really provides some great advice on how to succeed.

Healthy Eating: The Beginner’s Guide on How to Eat Healthy and Stick to It

Mental Wellness

Goals.  We write them down.  We look at them.  We break them down into tiny goals, so they can be reached and managed.  But, and this is a quite serious butt, how often do you go back and look at your long term goals, and give them a readjustment?  Never.  Maybe you should….

Why Long Term Goals Can Do More Harm Than Good

One word.  Silence.

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

Everyone has some sort of black dog creeping around, pissing on our legs, and eating our good food.  The problem is most people don’t talk about it.  Luckily Sarah did.

Australian cricketer Sarah Coyte opens up on four year long fight against anorexia

Yes.  Being optimistic about everything is likely to get you a big punch in the fucking face, and also have people call you some ridiculous names “Oh watch out, here comes Mr Happy, let’s punch him in the face”.  Yes I am an optimistic to a point when I posted something about my dog dying, I had someone comment back, glad to see you are having a shit day.  We all have shit days, but when you have more good days than most, shouldn’t you share?

How to Be Optimistic About Everything

Ahhhhhh….Feel the serenity.

Prescribing A Walk In The Woods


What is the Athletic Position?  If you don’t know, click the link.  Learn.  Just like everyone else has to…

Just the Tip: Teaching the Athletic Position

Now this will definitely get people thinking…

Does a running back’s pay affect his willingness to take risks?

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 9.  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