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 the CrossFit process, missing links in your training, pistol squats, exercising less, building wrist flexibility, programming for sustainable fitness, and the food pyramid!

 

There is a process to getting better. Just like anything, you have to develop the little things first. Then, with a little bit of luck and tons of determination, you just might accomplish your goal.
 
Breaking Muscle Shop
Through my time as both a strength athlete and strength coach, I’ve discovered some very effective aspects of training that, for whatever reason, have not hit most people’s radars yet.
 
Consider this article to be a user’s manual of sorts for the pistol, complete with a step-by-step progression as well as a troubleshooting guide.
 
4. This Year, Exercise Less (Katy Bowman)
Hold onto your hats. This is the year I challenge you to exercise less. I know you think I’m either joking or crazy, but I’m (hopefully) neither. Allow me to explain.
 
If you are working on handstands or trying to overcome wrist inflexibility and pain, then I would highly recommend doing these exercises every day. 
 
CrossFitters - if you've hit a plateau, you’ve begun to get soft, or you are beginning to feel the early pangs of some sort of injury, then read on.
 
Did you know that the official USDA food pyramid is actually the opposite of the food pyramid proposed by the USDA nutritionists?
 
Photo courtesy of CrossFit Impulse.

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