Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week’s hot topics include female athletes and the scale, squats, training goals, orthorexia, eating tips, and mobility!
1. 144lbs: Why Female Athletes Should Toss the Scale and Get a New Perspective (Becca Borawski)
If I told you I weighed 144lbs would you believe me? Do you even know what 144lbs of female athlete looks like? It’s time to get real about what real weights look like.
2. A Look at How Squatting Affects the Knee (Doug Dupont)
One of the most common complaints about squatting is that it’s bad for the knees. Researchers had a look at how various squat markers increase pressure on the knee joint, with interesting results.
3. Reality Check: 7 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself About Your Training (Tom Kelso)
You all have goals, but are you optimally achieving them? Is what you do leading to what you want? Heed these seven questions about your training and honestly check yourself on each.
4. Orthorexia: When Eating Healthy Food Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession (Vanessa Bennington)
Orthorexia, while not officially recognized by the DSM-IV as an eating disorder, is basically an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. Take a quiz and find out if you’re on the edge.
5. What Are You Really Hungry For? 4 Things Other Than Food You Might Be Craving (Megan Clements)
Sometimes when you’re hungry, it’s not for food. Your body might be desperately signaling for something else. Here are four things you might be “hungry” for, instead of that tub of ice cream.
6. Using the Single Leg Squat to Test Leg Health (Doug Dupont)
The single leg squat isn’t just a great strength-building exercise, but it also helps assess leg health. A new study discusses the importance of knee tracking and how to correct it.
7. 5 Ways to Better Your Mobility Work (Logan Christopher)
Mobility work doesn’t have to get all complicated. Here are 5 easy ways to add dimension to your mobility work and increase your body’s abilities.