Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: yoga for athletes, the dangers of deli meat, the kettlebell swing, gender and BJJ, Dan John, and some amazing Olympic weightlifting!


1. Increase Strength by Integrating Yoga: 10 Essential Postures for Strength Athletes (Brandon Hofer)

The following ten postures will assist any strength athlete in addressing their physical limitations and increasing their performance.


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2. Eating Deli Meat Is Killing You and Your Heart (Doug Dupont)

Rather than blame all meat for heart disease, scientists compared unprocessed and processed meat and found some horrifying results in regards to your deli meat.


3. 10 Strength Training Principles That Will Make All the Difference (Chet Morjaria)

Here are ten elements you may or may not have considered in your strength training. While some may seem out of the box, I guarantee they will get you closer to your goals.


4. Friday Flicks: Lu Xiaojun Clean and Jerk in Slow Motion (Breaking Muscle HQ)

This video from world record holder Lu Xiaojun is an example of the strength and flexibility you'll find in world class athletes. It's smooth, effortless, and, we daresay, beautiful.


5. 3 Training Lessons Learned While Chatting With Dan John (Andrew Read)

While I was visiting the U.S., I happened to get an invite from Dan John to train at his place. We spoke a lot and here are some of the things we discussed that are good lessons for all of us.


6. Great Expectations: The Truth About Gender Stereotypes in Grappling (Valerie Worthington)

Many of the stereotypes in the grappling world about one or the other gender are often not necessarily accurate, in that the behaviors can be widely characteristic of both sexes.


7. Good Swings Are Fast Swings (Andrew Read)

I'm going to pick on the American swing again, but this time because I want to discuss why and how we choose our tools and the weights associated with them. Is heavier actually better?