Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. We had a lot of great athletes featured at Breaking Muscle this week, including Dini Leopoldo, Adriane Wilson, and Holley Mangold, as well as some excellent articles on post-workout nutrition, baseball’s life lessons, how to prepare for zombie attacks, and one passionate love letter to the snatch!
1. Real World Advice for Post Workout Nutrition (Stephanie Greunke)
Stephanie Greunke, nutrition expert, gives us the simple why and how behind good post workout nutrition. It’s not that complicated and you really ought to be doing it.
2. Strength Through Adversity: An Interview With Adriane Wilson, Part 1 (Nicole Crawford)
13 NCAA titles, two top 10 finishes in Olympic trials, and three consecutive years as Women’s World Champion in Highland Athletics – meet Adriane Wilson, a true champion.
3. A Love Letter to My Snatch (Nick Horton)
It’s been a long and torrid relationship. It’s had ups and down, brilliant moments and dark periods. But, in the end, my love remains true, so I share my love letters to my snatch.
4. Announcing Holley Mangold’s Athlete Journal: Follow an Olympian! (Becca Borawski)
Olympian Holley Mangold will be journaling her training for the London Games every Friday here on Breaking Muscle. Don’t miss out on how an Olympic weightlifter trains for the big games!
5. Preparing For Basic Training, the Academy…or the Zombie Apocalypse (Andrew Read)
Basic training, the academy, and fending off the zombie horde all require the same things – some amount of strength and an ability to run (at least faster than the zombies). So how do you do that?
6. Introducing Dini Leopoldo and the RKC Kettlebell Workouts (Becca Borawski)
Our new RKC Kettlebell Workouts start this week – 2 new workouts every week from now on! Meet the coach behind the workouts, RKCII certified instructor Dini Leopoldo.
7. What Baseball Players Know About Life (Why 0-For-20 Isn’t a Bad Thing) (Logan Gelbrich)
It’s the American dream. In baseball, anyone can make it as long as they work hard and have a little luck. What I learned from my years in MLB and what it taught me about life.