12 Reps – The Breaking Muscle Digest – Vol. 1, Issue 18

Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.

If you don’t see content you love, send your requests to: winslow@breakingmuscle.com

Featured Article of the Week:

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan – This plan delivers amazing results in terms of fat loss, conditioning, and muscle development – but it is not for the faint of heart.

Reader Favorites:

Breaking Down the CrossFit, #SugarKills, and Coke Debate – CrossFit, Inc. is out to rewrite the script of fitness worldwide – more so than they have already, which is a lot. That won’t happen if all their affiliates lose the legal right to train clients, though.

Post-Workout Beers: Smart Strength With Charles Staley – Leg Strength, NSAIDS, training plateaus, and beer as a post-workout. Or not…

Recovery 201: Next-Level Practices for Muscle Adaptation – Andrew Read’s last article addressed how you can recover better and provided a way for you to track your training to make better progress. Since then, he’s fielded quite a few emails asking about how this information can best be used.

Your Addictive Personality Can Wreak Havoc on Your Diet – As physique and bodyweight based sports grow in popularity, it’s becoming common to run into athletes who struggle with their relationship to food post-competition.

Power Up Your Core With the Resisted Quadruped Rock – A simple and effective way to release tightness in the thoracolumbar fascia while simultaneously engaging the abdominal stabilizing muscles. To put it simply, you become a powerhouse in your core.

Say No To Noodles: Try Zucchini Instead – The small change of substituting zucchini for white flour products can make an amazing difference.

From the Archives:

Science Says Alcohol Not the Best Post Workout Drink – While it’s a common post-game ritual, it isn’t the ideal way if fast recovery is important to you.

Workout Programs:

The Breaking Muscle 28-Day Meditation Challenge – Want to help sick kids and improve your life at the same time? It’s free – all it takes is a little bit of your time.

Low-Impact, High-Efficiency: 12 Weeks to Better Swim Technique – These swim workouts are for those whose swimming skills are bringing down the rest of their game.

Strongman Training: Max Lifts Focus – Whether you are looking for explosive strength, the ability to lift heavy for multiple reps, or to increase your max lifts, strongman is a fun and effective way to do so.

An 8-Week Longevity-Based Program for Masters Weightlifters – Have you seen this week’s updates?

We hope you enjoy these selections – see you next weekend with another installment.

The Breaking Muscle Team