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