Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. On this week’s list – tips for prospective CrossFit coaches, why weight loss supplements (still) don’t work, kettlebells, urbanites turned farmers, and more!
1. Want to Be a CrossFit Coach? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself First (Traver Boehm)
Making a hobby into a living is part of the American dream, and many CrossFitters are following suit. Here are three questions from an affiliate owner to ask yourself before taking the plunge.
2. Kettlebells Are For Everyone: 10 Articles That Prove It (Becca Borawski)
Kettlebells aren’t only for elite athletes. As these articles show, they benefit all fitness enthusiasts, from mature athletes, to pregnant women, to experienced Olympic weightlifters!
3. RXSTAR: 10 Photos To Get You Off Your Butt (Becca Borawski)
There is something indescribable about a photo that captures an emotional moment. Combine great photos with inspirational words and you have the motivational work of Aly Willier and RXSTAR.
4. Friday Flicks: Iron Maven’s Olympic Weightlifting (Becca Borawski)
If you like to geek out on Olympic weightlifting this is the video for you. See in slow motion what goes right and wrong, and how much difference the tiniest things can make.
5. Science Says: Weight Loss Supplements Do NOT Work (Tom Kelso)
Researchers looked at all the evidence around weight loss supplements, and it’s bad news for those trying to find that magic pill or potion to lose weight and keep it off. So, stop wasting your money!
6. Down in the Dirt Series, Part 3: A Local Farm and the City Slickers Who Run It (Danette “Dizzle” Rivera)
Molly and John left busy city life to manage a 130-acre farm called Apricot Lane. They took on the task of converting it to organic. Find out how these city slickers found fulfillment in the dirt.
7. The Hidden Costs of Pursuing a Passion (Valerie Worthington)
Having a sport as a passion can be captivating and rewarding. But there are costs to consider – time, money, relationships, and our own mental health. What are the hidden costs of training?