Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. The hot topics this week include Bikram yoga, tips for kettlebell programming, food justice, glamor girls turned powerlifters, and more!


Science Says Bikram Yoga Helps Your Deadlift (Joshua Wortman)

While we all know yoga can make you more flexible, new research shows Bikram yoga can increase your deadlift as well.


The 5 Keys to Successful Kettlebell Workouts (Andrew Read)

Breaking Muscle Shop

Somehow people get really messed up when it comes to programming their kettlebell workouts. Exercise planning has some common sense guidelines, and so does working with kettlebells.


Confessions of a Glamor Girl: The Danger of Stereotypes in Fitness (Nick Horton)

Dressing like a glamor girl nearly got me put in jail when I was younger, but even as a more mellow adult I still run into stereotypes and prejudice...even in the fitness world.


crossfit, crossfit games, crossfit central, ingrid kantola, crossfit regionalsAthlete Journal: Ingrid Kantola, Entry 14 - 5/21/12 (Ingrid Kantola)

It's been 2 years since Ingrid had emergency open heart surgery and she is presently training for the CrossFit Games. She also just graduated last week from graduate school at the University of Texas!


Down in the Dirt Series: Part 4 - Food Justice and Communal Health (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

There are many facets of food justice, the most basic being that no one should go hungry. The current rise of food justice is about low-income communities having a right to accessible fresh foods.


The Paleo Mystique: Deciphering "Paleo" Eating (Keith Norris)

A mystique surrounds the ideas of eating "paleo" that often confuses people, but in reality the concept is quite simple to understand and implement, for both optimal health and performance.


I'm Gonna Need to See Some ID - No, Some Other ID (Valerie Worthington)

When we enter the grappling academy, we become someone different. At least, that’s how it feels, given who we are in other contexts. Does that feel weird to you? It does to me!