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.

 

Brooke Wells does not need internet troll advice.

 

#1 - Is CrossFit HQ Trolling You?

By Patrick McCarty

 

Like any marketing team, CrossFit's social media posts the most compelling, interesting or sharable content they can find. They post as much potentially inflammatory stuff as they can to get the biggest reaction. Last week, like a sacrificial lamb, Brooke Wells was offered up on the altar of CrossFit's great snigger-fest. Why do we continue to fall for this particular troll?
 

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#2 - 5 Cutting-Edge Core Training Progressions

By Greg Dea

 

You would think every exercise that could be done to strengthen the core has already been done. But creating thick, powerful cores built for show and go is all about combinations. The core is involved in everything, so it makes sense to know how to get it involved in a variety of exercises for maximum benefit.

 

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#3 - Your Diet Needs a Reality Check

By Andrew Read

 

Talking diet makes people crazy. But the reality is, four out of five people are overweight. Diet isn't that difficult, but many people wrongly interpret their needs. The type of diet you need starts with an honest assessment of where your body composition is right now. If you're overweight, the odds are against you, and the house always wins.

 

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