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 stocking stuffer ideas, stretches for achy wrists, calorie burning activities, jiu jitsu, footwork in the jerk, lunges, and training for longevity!
1. The 2013 List of Best Stocking Stuffers for the Athlete (Becca Borawski)
The prices range quite a bit on these products, so you should be able to find something to fit any budget, but I promise they’ll all fit inside the stocking itself.
2. 3 Stretches to Help Achy Wrists and Prevent Carpal Tunnel (Bethany Eanes)
A lot of people have wrist pain during yoga or lifting. This pain can impact a your ability to complete a workout. Here are three poses to stretch achy wrists, as well as tips for safety.
3. 20 Ways to Burn 500 Calories (Tom Kelso)
Knowing that calorie intake is paramount for fat loss, what type and amount of exercise can you add? Here are activity suggestions that burn 500 calories based on your body weight.
4. Is Jiu Jitsu for You? You Decide (Valerie Worthington)
In my mind, the only person who can answer the question, “Do I belong in BJJ?” is the person asking it. It all boils down to the answers to three questions you need to ask yourself.
5. The 2 Fundamental Roles of Footwork in the Jerk (Bob Takano)
Jerks are often lost in front, and much of the time this can be attributed to improper actions of the legs and feet.
6. Lunges Are for Sissies – Or Are They? (Andrew Read)
Lunges have long been maligned as being an exercise for sissies. I’m not sure why or how this gym myth has been kept up for so long, but it’s time to stop it.
7.Why 70% Can Make You Stronger, Faster, and Healthier (Andrew Read)
One of the benefits about getting older is you start to see how things are connected. Those subtle relationships can be the key to unlocking amazing returns on training.
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