Fresh after the summer holidays, here are some top recent fitness articles that I think you’ll benefit from.
My focus and ethos for this blog is to give you high quality, substantial, cutting edge health, fitness and lifestyle information that will make an immediate, positive impact on you.
I want to bring you great content that is really useful and easy for you to benefit from in your lives.
A sort of ‘fitness filter’.
Because I’m a bit of a research nut, I spend an hour or so most nights reading about health & fitness ‘for fun’, so you don’t have to. So, sometimes, I’ll put this to good use and share great stuff from other top coaches out there because the work they’re publishing will be helpful for you.
These useful articles are organised into 5 different categories:
- General Health & Motivation
- Fat Loss
- Muscle Gain
- Athletic & Strength Training
Enjoy and let me know how you’ve found them useful!
P.S. – If you missed any of the previous editions of my ‘Top Fitness Articles You Should Read’, click here to get them.
Best Recent Articles
Fat Loss: The Be All, End All Formula – Adrian Crowe
Ever asked yourself the question, “How can I best lose fat?” Adrian Crowe nails it in this brilliant, break-it-down-to-basics series, with simple explanations and practical strategies that cover each element of the fat-loss formula.
Is Running Natural? – Mike Sheridan
Looking to the past, Mike Sheridan explains why running for extended periods of time typically does more harm than good. Examining our hunter-gatherer ancestors shows how humans flourish with a combination of walking and sprinting, rather than long distance jogging. Despite the goal of becoming thinner, jogging in the long-term can cause damage to the joints and increase stress, among other detrimental effects.
How to fix a broken diet – Dr. John Berardi
Once again, the guys at Precision Nutrition dish out some awesome nutrition-focused content. John Berardi shares his entire framework for fixing ‘broken diets’ to get you back on track.
General Health & Motivation
6 Reasons Your Body Doesn’t Look Any Different Despite “Doing Everything Right” – Jill Coleman, on MollyGalbraith.com
The elegant art of not giving a shit – David Cain
Five Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Online Coaching – Brandon Morrison, Lift Big Eat Big
Do you need to run? – Anthony Dexmier
How to Raise a Lion Chaser! – John O’Sullivan
Why You Don’t Have What You Want of This Life – Adrian Crowe
An Open Letter to Everyone Who Has Told Women “Don’t Get Too Muscular” – Sophia Herbst, TonyGentilcore.com
Are you Lying to Yourself? Guest post by Unleash Your Alpha – Mike Campbell
8 Easy Nutritional Switches That Prevent You From Binging – Jill Coleman
How To Deal With Diet Haters (5 tips) – Mike Vicanti
What Bruce Springsteen can Teach Us about Fat Loss – Mike Samuels
How Many Calories Should You Eat Per Day to Lose Weight? – Kris Gunnars
6 Combo Exercises for Upper Body Mass – Ben Bruno
What Every Man Ought to Know About Building Muscle – Jason Maxwell
How Many Reps Should I Do? – Charles Staley, T-Nation
The Science of Advanced Bodybuilding Exercise Prescription – Jason Tremblay & Andrew Vigotsky
Full-Blown Trap Training – Lee Boyce, T-Nation
The art of avoiding injuries – Anthony Dexmier
3 Size Training Tools That Get the Short End of the Stick – Lee Boyce, Schwarzenegger.com
Curls Get the Girls: How to Build a Better Arm Workout – Andrew Read, Breaking Muscle
30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat – Bret Contreras, T-Nation
3 Reasons Your Calves Aren’t Growing – Menno Henselmans, T-Nation
Your Muscular Potential: Insights From a Hardgainer – Scott Tousignant
Athletic & Strength Training
How to Train For Power – Tony Gentilcore, T-Nation
How the Kettlebell Can Improve Your Deadlift – Tony Gentilcore
Think You Don’t Need Sumo Deadlifts? You’re Wrong – Matt Mills
10 Things All Beginning Lifters Should Know – Bret Contreras
Avoid Newbie Pitfalls – David Allen, Elitefts
Exercise Video of the Week: The Single-Leg RDL – Jordan Syatt
Training Jane From Joe: Do Women Need to Train Differently Than Men? – Tony Gentilcore
Peaking for Powerlifting – Michael Israetel, JTS Strength
Bear Crawls Vs. Crab Walks – Eric Cressey
10 STEPS TO GREAT SQUATTING TECHNIQUE – Chad Wesley Smith, JTS Strength
“If Only:” 7 Lessons from a Record-Setting Paralympic Medalist – Travis Pollen
Programming for Speed Development – Chris Lyons
What Happens to Your Brain When You Eat Junk Food (And Why We Crave It) – James Clear, JMaxFitness.com
6 Reasons to Stop Calling Low-Carb a “Fad” Diet – Kris Gunnars
The Paleo problem: Examining the pros and cons of the Paleo Diet – Brian St. Pierre, Precision Nutrition
11 Proven Health Benefits of Quinoa (No. 1 is My Favorite) – Kris Gunnars
Why you shouldn’t worry about the glycemic index – Anthony Dexmier
Ketogenic Diets for Bulking – Ben Hartman, Elitefts
15 “Health Foods” That Are Really Junk Foods in Disguise – Kris Gunnars