3 of the Best: This Week's Top Articles, Vol. 4
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.
#1 - Get the Diagnosis Right: It's Not Tendonitis, It's Tendinosis
The first start for many people with pain is to do a Google search, check WebMD, or ask their coach what is going on. In many cases, the overwhelming diagnosis is some type of tendonitis. But this default diagnosis is a mistake. There could be many causes for your pain. Assuming the injury is inflamed and must be tendonitis is flat out wrong.
#2 - The Kettlebell Swing Isn't Everything (But This Workout Is)
Kettlebells can be an amazingly varied tool that you can use for everything from corrective exercise to strength and power. With so many possible options, don’t buy into the swing being the center of the kettlebell universe. Swings may be the best place to start learning how to use kettlebells, but with so many choices available you’re just hurting yourself in the long run by reverting to this one exercise.
#3 - The Ultimate Weightlifting Warm Up
In my experience both as a competitive athlete and weightlifting coach, many technical faults can be addressed with these seven warm-up exercises. To implement them in your training, simply pick and choose exercises or complete the sample warm up at the bottom, prior to your weightlifting sessions.
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