Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. The top articles this week covered a wide range of topics, from RKC certification, to the fourth annual CicLAvia cycling event, to recovery, chia seed, Olympic weightlifting, and competition tips!

 

1. Five Reasons the RKC Isn't Just About Kettlebells (Andrew Read)

Despite what people think the RKC is not about kettlebells. Here are five lessons anyone in fitness should take from the philosophy behind the RKC.

 

2. CicLAVia: How One Bike Event Does the Impossible (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

It seems impossible that The City of Angels, where we act like cars are the angels, would ever allow ten miles of streets to be completely free of cars for five hours on a Sunday afternoon.

 

3. Competing Against a Friend: Balancing Respect and Competition (Valerie Worthington)

Whether for a promotion or a gold medal, sometimes we must compete against friends. How do you keep mutual respect for each other while still respecting the competition?

 

4. Gwen Sisto: A True Story of When Olympic Weightlifting Meets Juggling (Becca Borawski)

For Gwen Sisto not weightlifting has never been an option. From aerospace engineering, to MIT, to motherhood, Gwen has met all her challenges head on, and with a few weightlifting medals, too.

 

5. 10 Articles to Read If You Call Yourself a Martial Artist (Becca Borawski)

Some of the best we have on the subject of martial arts, covering ALL different facets - nutrition, ego, technique, conditioning, competition, and more from our experts and black belts.

 

6. Chia Seed - The Muhammad Ali of Nutrition (Tara Goodyear)

Have you read about the magic chia seeds the Tarahumara Indians eat before running hundreds of miles? Find out what chia seeds are and how you can incorporate them into your nutrition.

 

7. Time to Get Chilly: 3 Ways to Use Cold Therapy for Increased Recovery (Andrew Read)

Who doesn't love a freezing cold ice bath? While athletes may not love them, they DO love the benefits. Find out three ways cold therapy can improve your performance.

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