3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 16

Welcome to our brand new weekend roundup, Three of the Best! Every Sunday, we'll post up Breaking Muscle's top three articles of the week. These pieces have caught your attention throughout the last seven days. So here they are in one place for you to consume, digest, and enjoy.


Mobility is one of the main keys to safe, strong overhead lifts.



#1 - 3 Mobility Drills for Solid Overhead Lifts

By Keira Newton


If you are working on overhead pressing or jerks, you need flexibility of the thoracic spine and shoulders. Attempting these lifts without full range of movement is asking for injury. These three exercises will help you increase range of motion in your spine and shoulders. Most of you will benefit from these mobility and stretching drills, especially if you sit in front of a computer or behind a steering wheel for too many hours in the day.




#2 - Banish Pain Permanently: Basic Drills to Repair Your Posture

By Maryann Berry


This article provides an in-depth description of five fundamental posture exercises. These are the cues and tidbits of information that I go over with my clients in person. When implemented properly, they will greatly increase the benefit you get from doing the exercises. 




#3 - Let's Talk About Diet, Part 2: Macronutrients

By Michael Blevins


In the previous installment of this series, I established my first point: you need to rein in control of your nutrition by using calories-in as a guide. If you are still not convinced that overall caloric intake has the greatest influence on weight gain or loss, then come back when you read all 147 published references backing my position


We can now move on to one of the more misunderstood concepts: macronutrients




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