Welcome to our brand new weekend roundup, Three of the Best! Every Sunday, we'll post up Breaking Muscle's top three articles of the week. These pieces have caught your attention throughout the last seven days. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.


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#1 - Train for Longevity: 4 Priorities for Mature Athletes

By Charles Staley


When it comes to my personal fitness, I’ve been a “one trick pony” for the past decade or so. For the past four years my only training target has been maximal strength, but from now, I view my training as having not just one, but four primary directions.




#2 - Your Diet Is Not Normal: Here's Why

By Craig Marker


Individual physiological differences play an important role in how well diets and training programs work. Basic diets might work for many people who are overweight. But as you approach your goal physique, your nutrition needs to be tailored to you.




#3 - Ramp Up Your Warm Up: Prepare With Purpose

By Ramy Saleh


How do you approach your warm up? Some dynamic stretching and air squats and you're good to go? Imagine if we could increase the quality of your training by 5-10 percent just by improving your warm up. Think about how that would add up after an entire year of training.




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