As usual, this post is way later than I intended, but hey – bite me, I’ve been busy. Here’s the round-up of some of the most interesting articles, posts etc. that I’ve come across recently. Since it’s quite long I’ll put the best of the videos in another post.
Training (strength and a bit of cardio, like it should be)
How Bruce Lee Ruined the World (An anecdote of myofibrillar hypertrophy, sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, and other random brain flatulence) (Anthony Mychal)
A bit scientific but if you’re into strength training there’s some really useful information
The complete Jason Statham workout (Men’s Health)
He’s always talked about on bodyweight blogs, since pictures of him doing a human flag are fairly common. Here’s a week in his training schedule.
How deep should you squat? (Jason Feruggia)
The Exercise Equivalent of a Cheeseburger? (Wall Street Journal)
“New” research says endurance running may damage health (something that some of us have known for a while ;) )
The Rise of the Minimalist Workout (NY Times)
Mainstream media still catching up about HIIT ;)
Is self-training in karate really essential? (Andre Bertl)
As a kareteka, I can say “yes”, but it applied to everything you’re learning too.
Thoughts on Mobility and Flexibility Training (Progressive Calisthenics)
Dramatically Increase Flexibility With This 6 Minute Warm-up (Fitness Black Book)
Myofascial release and dynamic stretching covered in this comprehensive post (I can vouch for both of them being very effective)
Nutrition, diets and supplements, plus sugar, fat and over-eating (but not what you might think)
Fix a broken diet (Precision Nutrition)
Simple advice for getting your nutrition back on track
Paleo’s latest converts (Men’s Journal)
Sport stars turning to the paleo diet
12 Strength Training Supplements Dissected (StrongLifts)
This can be summed up as “take creatine”
Why fat is good for you (Charles Poliquin)
Not normally a fan of the posts on Charles’ site, which are clearly written by some intern with access to a load of feeds from other blogs, but there’s some good stuff in this one.
Why you might need carbs for performance (Jack Ruse)
(As long as they’re not from sugar ;) )
Obesity is a disease in the US. Should it be? (BBC)
Ramadan: Why I gave up on fasting (BBC)
Doesn’t fall into any of the above, but an interesting take on Ramadan.
Insanely simple two ingredient recipes (Buzzfeed)
Some of these are amazing. Some are just gross.
Experiments in food
Soylent: What Happened When I Stopped Eating For 2 Weeks (Tim Ferris)
Guy lives off specially developed liquid food for two weeks. Doesn’t die.
My Year Off Sugar (Huffington Post)
Writer Rick Foster documents a year on a sugar-free diet
Feelings ‘n’ shit
(Sorry – couldn’t resist that silly heading – don’t want to belittle some good articles below)
The One Thing All Men Feel, But Never Admit (PolicyMic)
About a woman making a film that challenges male stereotyping
Are relationships the new Prozac? (NooxHawk)
Very interesting look at how dysfunctional relationships could be contributing to depression
Body Image: Fake it till you make it (Nia Shanks)
The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World (The Atlantic)
About your female body issues (Forging Elite Sarcasm)
A silly one to end on. I almost decided not to post this, but I just love that second graphic down, and I pretty much agree with the sentiment.
Ever wondered what Prince eats? Yeah, me too.