Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week's most popular posts cover female body image, CrossFit censorship, avoiding burn out, an argument against machines, a scientific take on rhabdo, endurance training, and hypertrophy!

 

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1. Strong Is Still Strong, Skinny Is Still Skinny (Megan Clements)

When I first heard the saying “strong is the new skinny” I loved it, but since then, I’ve kind of grown to hate it. Let me explain.

 

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2. The Peasants Are Revolting: It's Time for CrossFit Affiliates to Take Back Their Name (Patrick McCarty)

Shana Alverson critiqued CrossFit and had her post deleted. Why is this a big deal and why should others get involved? Let me explain.

 

3. 10 Ways to Plateau, Burn Out, and Avoid Getting Strong (Chet Morjaria)

If you want to stop your strength gains right in their tracks, there are plenty of ways you can do so. Here are my ten top tips on how to plateau, burn out, and avoid getting strong.

 

4. An Argument Against Machines: RIP Weight Machines (1963–2013) (Eric C. Stevens)

It’s over. The end is near. If I were in the weight machine making business, I’d start looking for a new line of work. 

 

5. A Scientific Look at Rhabdo and Why It's Not Exclusive to CrossFit (Amber Larsen)

I am going to talk about rhabdo from a biological standpoint and how it affects the body. Then you can make an informed decision on whether or not CrossFit is the only sport that causes rhabdo.

 

6. Your GPP Is Broken: Why You Need 90+ Minute Sessions (Andrew Read)

GPP is a term that gets thrown around an awful lot these days. But I find people, trainers included, are confused about what "fitness" is and what they should really be capable of doing.

 

7. How to Grow a Pair (Tom Kelso)

The title says it all. Here’s how you grow a pair of biceps, hamstrings, shoulders, and quads, as well as a good hefty pair of mental muscles, too.

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