Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. We’ve got some awesome articles on all aspects of training this week, from overhead squatting, to hill sprints, to balancing femininity with athleticism, as well as a great reminder of why people pursue their passions in the first place.
1. Just Love the Bleep Out of It (Danette “Dizzle” Rivera)
It took me a long time to sort out my passions. I love my bike, I love food, and I love CrossFit. I’m not too cool to be embarrassed by it anymore. I’m gonna love the bleep out of it.
2. The Origins and Explanation of “Hardstyle” Kettlebell Training (Andrew Read)
The roots of the RKC kettlebell system are explained. What does Hardstyle mean? Learn RKC’s lineage in hand-to-hand combat, karate, and the Russian kettlebells themselves.
3. Why Don’t Olympic Weightlifters Overhead Squat? Part 1 (Nick Horton)
Is your snatch or your overhead squat bigger? Does it matter? Olympic weightlifters don’t even bother with overhead squats. Read on to find out why it’s not that helpful after all.
4. Athleticism and Femininity: Can They Coexist? (Willow Ryan)
Many women struggle with finding a balance between being a warrior athlete and being a woman. This article outlines simple mental exercises to help you find balance and celebrate being female.
5. 3 Simple Strength Programs: Preparing Athletes for Power (Andrew Read)
You’re an athlete looking to increase your power, but first you’ve got to get your body tough and strong. It’s pretty simple and in this article there are three plans outlined to help get you strong.
6. Dear Coach: I Want to Look Like a Fighter (Andrew Read)
In this week’s Dear Coach question a reader who trains martial arts wants to know how he can look more like a UFC fighter. Is it about the supplements, or is it about the food and training?
7. Hill Sprints: How to Build Muscle and Burn Fat (Curt Pedersen)
Forget doing your cardio on a Stairmaster or treadmill. If you want to get into shape fast, burn fat, and build muscle hill sprints are the way to go. Read how to safely get started.