Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: para-athlete Cleuton Nunes, recovery tips, handstand walking, CrossFit coaching, BJJ tips for beginners, and more!
1. Para–Athlete Cleuton Nunes Attacks CrossFit Workout 13.2 (Hannah Caldas)
Cleuton Nunes was determined to do CrossFit Open workout 13.2 as prescribed. Cleuton is also a double amputee, having lost his legs above the knees. Learn and watch how this man lets nothing stop him.
2. 7 Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery (Jeff Kuhland)
Rest and recovery consists of a lot more than just not working out. There are better ways to rest and there are recovery tools you need to be implementing. These are the seven things I recommend.
3. Virtuosity With Dusty Hyland – Handstand Walking, Vol. 1: Position (Dusty Hyland)
Season 2 of Virtuosity is about handstands and handstand walking. By the end of this series, you’ll be handstand walking up stairs! This week Dusty starts with basic handstand position.
4. Where CrossFit Fails: Training Vs. Testing (Tom Seryak)
If CrossFit wants to gain the respect of the rest of the fitness industry or keep its adherents safe and healthy, it is going to have to make a distinction between the sport and the training program.
5. Advice for BJJ Beginners – From MMA and BJJ Pros (Sally Arsenault)
Emily Kwok, Seymour Yang, Braulio Estima, the Miyao Brothers, Mackenzie Dern, and Alan Belcher give advice to beginner BJJ students. They share what they would have done differently in their training.
At the age of 74, Bill was diagnosed with a deadly disease, but he still runs, swims, lifts, and enters races. He credits being active and eating paleo for being able to stop his prescription drugs.
7. Learning Sucks, But You Should Do It Anyway (Becca Borawski)
When I was 4 years old I could read at a 4th grade level, but I couldn’t tie my shoes so they weren’t going to let me into kindergarten. Find out what this has to do with your athletic performance.