Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week’s list of popular topics includes a crazy story about overtraining, how exercise order can prevent soreness, Olympic lifting in London, Greg Everett’s latest book, and more!
1. Overtraining Can Kill You: The 3 Stages of Overtraining, Part 2 (Andrew Read)
My friend Murray nearly died from overtraining. It took his body years to recover from the hormonal mess he’d made of himself. Are you about to do the same thing to yourself?
2. How Parents Can Best Support Their Kids in Athletics (Valerie Worthington)
“Go away.” This is the single best thing Jen believes parents can do to support their kids in athletics. Read on for more tips on raising athletic children and choosing the best coach for them.
3. The Secret to Getting Stronger Not Just Sorer: Exercise Order (Andrew Read)
Getting sore is not the goal. The goal is to make you better tomorrow (or maybe the day after tomorrow) than you were today. Placing exercises in the correct order has a massive effect.
4. Book Review: “Olympic Weightlifting for Sports,” by Greg Everett (Becca Borawski)
Greg Everett’s first book is considered a “must have” by many coaches in the weightlifting world. His new book was written specifically for athletes who are NOT competitive weightlifters.
5. Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 12: The Secret of the Run/Walk (Andrew Read)
This week I may have actually learned something. After months of struggling with a calf injury, I think I’ve figured out the secret that will allow me to keep training for Ironman Melbourne.
6. Lifting in London: Ask Not What Olympic Weightlifting Can Do For You (Nick Horton)
For Olympic weightlifting to succeed in the USA we either need a lot more lifters or a lot more lifters on steroids. But there is one simple thing you can do to help out…
7. The Physiology of a Rear Naked Choke, or: What Happens When You Get Choked Out (Valerie Worthington)
Chances are if you train BJJ, you’ve been on the receiving end of a rear naked choke. Have you ever wondered what physiological mechanisms of the choke are? Why you actually pass out?