Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 29

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Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's top posts cover a lot of territory - an interview with vegan CrossFitter Ed Bauer, two cardinal rules for CrossFit, the benefits of deep squats, our newest Featured Coach, and more!


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1. Ed Bauer: The Poster Man for Vegan CrossFitters (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

Vegan since the age of 16, Ed Bauer was a competitive bodybuilder and now competes in CrossFit. Ed wants to lead by example and show people how vegans can be successful athletes, too.



2. The Two Cardinal Rules of CrossFit (Becca Borawski)

When you've done CrossFit as long as I have you figure a few things out. Today I'm going to share my two personal rules with you. Try them out - they make all the difference for me.


3. How Deep Should You Squat? Science Compares Partial and Full Squats (Jeff Barnett

Partial range of motion or full range of motion? Which is better for the squat? Maybe it depends on your goals. Science looks at the two variations and what works best about both versions.


4. Untying the 4 Knots: Jon Engum's 4 Weeks to Flexible Steel Program (Jon Engum)

Imagine owning unhindered fluid movement that was at your beck and call. What would this do for your performance? Follow this free 4-week program to unlock your joints and your athletic potential.


5. Clean Eating Challenge: 2 Weeks To a Tighter Trunk (Jeremy Scott)

Jeremy Scott shares his simple two-week plan to tighten up your mid-section, including his tips for clean, sustainable eating and how to carb cycle for maximum fat burning.


6. How to Do the Perfect Kettlebell Swing (Andrew Read)

More and more research is proving the benefits of the kettlebell swing - for strength and speed. Want to perform the perfect swing? Read this article for my four step primer on this amazing movement.


7. Science Says: Skechers Shape-Ups Are Worthless (Jeff Barnett)

You've no doubt seen the commercials or seen women wearing the giant, rocker-bottomed Skechers Shape-Ups. Well, now science has proven they don't do any good.

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