Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. If you missed any articles this week, be sure to check out the most popular posts to learn why fermented foods are good for you, how you can improve your training as a woman, why making mistakes as an athlete can make you a better coach, and more!

 

1. The Real Reasons Your Guts Need Fermented Foods (Heidi George)

Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi - what do these have in common? They are fermented foods and provide health benefits for your body. Read on to find out why fermented foods are good for you.

 

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2. The Female Guide to Getting Lean (Tami Bellon)

Women often ask me, "How can I lose this?" while they're pinching something. While no one is the same, there are a few general tips for getting lean, whether your goals are aesthetic or athletic.

 

3. Being a Stupid Athlete Made Me a Better Coach (Becca Borawski)

I’m a better coach because I was a stupid athlete. I developed knowledge, empathy, and awareness from my missteps. And I can spot the stupidity in my athletes a mile away.

 

4. Thinking Outside the Box: Strongman Training For Swimming (Hannah Caldas)

Maybe you've heard about U.S. swimming superstar Ryan Lochte using strongman training to become a better swimmer. I've used them, too, and here are my recommendations for the best exercises.

 

5. Breaking the Glass Hurdle: Women's Firsts in the 2012 Olympics (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

Women could not compete in weightlifting in the Olympics until 2000 and in boxing until 2012. Some women are literally risking their lives to be in the Olympics and represent their countries.

 

6. Getting Started in Parkour: Interview With Traceur Tim Koren, Part 1 (Valerie Worthington)

To continue my exploration into the sport of parkour, I decided to talk with Tim Koren, a relatively new traceur who was able to help me understand the moves and how it is trained.

 

7. The Fitness Industry is Dead (Logan Gelbrich)

The fitness industry is dead. In my opinion, it's dead as a doornail. What's the origin of this problem? And how do we fix it? There is one thing we can focus on to save the fitness industry.

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