Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week’s diverse list of popular posts includes 12 Reps with coach Dan John, tips for choosing the right kind of diet, why alcohol isn’t the best post-game beverage choice, and more. Read on to catch up with anything you might have missed!
1. 12 Reps With Dan John, Strength and Conditioning Coach (Breaking Muscle HQ)
Want a little peek inside the head of Dan John? (Who wouldn’t?) Dan took some time to answer our 12 questions – he shares his favorite coach, his favorite cheat food, and his biggest accomplishment.
2. Dear Willow: Should I Eat Meat or Not? (Willow Ryan)
I currently eat meat and have been thinking about turning vegetarian or vegan. What are your thoughts? What is the right way to eat in this regard?
3. Science Says Alcohol Not the Best Post Workout Drink (Joshua Wortman)
No joke. Researchers followed rugby players, of all people, and took a look at the effect of post-workout alcohol consumption on their strength, power, and recovery abilities.
4. How To Swim Faster: It’s All in Your Head (Hannah Caldas)
You want to swim faster, but your legs are too muscly and they weigh you down? Well, the REAL problem is in your head. No, you’re not crazy, but your head position and technique may be.
5. DVD Review: “The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning With Kettlebells DVD, Volume 1,” by Lauren Brooks (Nicole Crawford)
Lauren Brooks has done a great service to the fitness world with her kettlebell training DVDs. Volume 1 of the series is ideal for all fitness levels.
6. Lifting is For Everyone: What a Powerlifting Meet is Like (Becca Borawski)
What do you picture a “powerlifting meet” to look like? Does it include senior citizens, young women, and teens? Powerlifters aren’t all big guys. Read up and check out this photo gallery for proof.
7. Lifting Covered: One Woman’s Experiences of Weightlifting and Islam, Part 1 (Valerie Worthington)
In her home country Kulsoom would have no access to athletic facilities. In the U.S. she was told she could not compete in her religious garb. What happens when religion and weightlifting collide?