Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week’s most popular articles cover cardio, range of motion, coaching advice, Olympic weightlifting, bodyweight exercise, and kettlebells!
1. Want Strength? Science Says Cut the Cardio (Jeff Barnett)
Building strength and size while simultaneously developing endurance is tough. Science compared different ratios of strength vs. endurance training and how they impacted each other.
2. Science Says Full Range of Motion is Best (Doug Dupont)
Science compares partial range of motion to full range of motion when it comes to leg exercises. And guess which came out on top in regards to size and strength of muscle?
As a coach, you likely have a multitude of plaques on your walls displaying a variety of certifications – but those do not make you a great coach. To be a great coach you must inspire me.
4. 10 Rules of the Lifting Platform That Apply To Everyone (Katie Chasey)
Whether you’re an Olympic lifter, a CrossFitter, or any other type of athlete training the Olympic lifts, there are some important rules you need to obey when stepping on the platform.
5.How to Deal With a Bad Training Session (Chet Morjaria)
It happens to all of us. We all have bad days in the gym. How do we deal with a bad training session? What makes training good or bad? Let’s take a more detailed look.
6. 10 Awesome and Little-Known Facts About the Human Body (Tom Kelso)
Your body is many things: a mechanical device, a walking chemistry set, a sustainable life form, and an ever-changing biological phenomenon. There’s a lot to know about the body.
7. How to Get (Safely) Yoked With Kettlebells (Andrew Read)
There are many benefits to performing the Olympic lifts with kettlebells. For those lacking flexibility or wanting the most metabolic bang for their buck, the kettlebell is the way to go.
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