Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week we’ve got the first Primal Move workout from Andrew Read, as well as posts on choosing a CrossFit gym, adding weight to the bar, strengthening the core, and more!
1. Primal Move Workout #1: The Warm Up (Andrew Read)
Welcome to my four part video series of Primal Move workouts. Primal Move is an approach to human movement that prioritizes basic, natural movement. This week, let’s get warmed up!
2. CrossFit is CrossFit, Right? How to Choose a Good CrossFit Gym (Mike Tromello)
Not all CrossFit gyms were created equal. Coach Mike gives guidelines on what to look for in workout programming to determine if your coach or prospective coach knows what they are doing.
3. Why Adding Weight to the Bar is the Whole Damned Point (Nick Horton)
How is it possible that grown-assed men who have been doing CrossFit for over three years are struggling to squat sets of five reps with a barbell loaded at only 155lbs?
4. Friday Flicks: Usain Bolt Explains His 100m Run (Breaking Muscle HQ)
Get inside Usain Bolt’s head as he explains what he’s thinking during a 100m sprint. It may only take 9 seconds, but an endless stream of thoughts is going through his head.
5. Forget Crunches: How To Actually Strengthen the Core (Andrew Read)
Do you want super strong abs? But you don’t want to do crunches? Do you even know precisely what your core muscles consist of? You don’t have to do a single sit up to actually strengthen your core.
6. Lifting Covered: One Woman’s Experience of Weightlifting and Islam, Part 2 (Valerie Worthington)
Kulsoom Abdullah paved the way for Muslim women to wear traditional garb while competing in weightlifting. Now she talks about other aspects of religion and training, like fasting during Ramadan.
7. Gameness: Pit Bulls Have It, Do You? (Eric C. Nelson)
Gameness. Pit bulls have it. Great athletes have it. Do you have it? What is it really, to be “game.” Is it based in anger or in love? Let’s look at boxing, dog fighting, and more to explore the idea.