Sunday Seven: The Week’s 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 76

Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit, scaling, conditioning, front squats, flexibility, and more!

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 CrossFit pictures, scaling workouts, conditioning for BJJ, front squats, kettlebell movements, flexibility, and milk!

1. Dear CrossFit: Talayna Deserves Better (Patrick McCarty)

CrossFit Media knows a good picture when they see it. They know what translates into likes, shares, and page views. What they don’t know is the emotional response at the other end of the photo.

2. The Rx Factor: 3 Reasons Why You Must Scale Your WODs (Amber Larsen)

For many that having “Rx” written next to their name on the whiteboard is more important than skill, form, or ability. But it should never be your number one goal in any given workout and here’s why.

3. The Truth About Conditioning for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Samuel Spiegelman)

To answer the question of how to get in shape for BJJ, we must first look at the requirements of the sport. What does a BJJ athlete need to perform in competition and how is it best developed?

4. When in Doubt, Do Front Squats: 25 Tips for Better Front Squats (Chet Morjaria)

When in doubt, do front squats. This is one of my favorite strength training mottos (along with “perfect practice makes perfect” and “fast sh*t is still sh*t”). Read this and then go do some.

5. Beyond the 2-Handed Swing: 5 Effective Kettlebell Movements You May Be Neglecting (Katie Chasey)

There’s a lot more to the world of kettlebells than just the two-handed swing. Here are five of the most effective movements that you may be accidentally leaving out of your workouts.

6. Flexibility Is Like Any Other Discipline – It Takes Discipline (Andrew Read)

Flexibility is called by experts “the last frontier of human performance.” And like any other aspect of performance, it takes time, practice, and discipline.

7. Clear as Milk: The Pros and Cons of Milk Consumption (Megan Clements)

Depending on who you ask, a gallon of milk a day will either turn you into a muscle bound machine or make you fat along with having some serious sinus congestion and acne.

Photo courtesy of CrossFit LA.