Sunday Seven: The Week’s 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 82

Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: female body image, why fascia matters, programming for CrossFit, and more!

Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week’s most popular posts cover female body image, why fascia matters, a barbell workout, strength training mistakes, bodyweight conditioning, programming for CrossFit, and unstable surface training!

1. SkinnyFit: CrossFit’s Other Dirty Little Secret (Patrick McCarty)

Why is there a subculture of skinny-hawking bikini-body programming starting to creep up at CrossFit boxes? I happened upon a box’s website the other day and found this: 2013 BIKINI CHALLENGE.

2. The Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes (Brooke Thomas)

Turns out we’re kinda like oranges. Here’s some info about fascia and how you can use it to maximize not just your performance, but also just your ability to feel good in your body.

3. The Villainous 45-Pound Bar Upper Body Workout (Tom Kelso)

This workout is simple to understand but difficult to do. Take the challenge and throw it into your routine sometime. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

4. 9 Strength Training Mistakes We’ve All Made and How to Fix Them (Chet Morjaria)

I think there’s a few aspects of your training that could do with a little shift in perspective. Let’s grab a coffee and take a look at how we can make your training work harder for you

5. 8 Glimpses Into the World of Convict Conditioning (Breaking Muscle HQ)

Paul Wade learned about bodyweight exercises and calisthenics from hardcore convicts without access to equipment. Here are eight glimpses into his world of Convict Conditioning.

6. 6 Things You Need to Think About When Writing CrossFit Programming (Amber Larsen)

What do programmers think about before writing a training plan for an individual or group? I spoke with two experts and here’s what they had to say about creating workouts and a long-term plan.

7. Science Tests the Effectiveness of the TRX (Doug Dupont)

TRX exercises have become increasingly popular over the years. A recent study investigated the effects of TRX on pressing exercises, compared to stable surface training.