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 martial arts for children, fitness questions, the kettlebell snatch, CrossFit masters competition, hip control, strength and power training, and imaginary lat syndrome!
1. 7 Reasons Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts (Eric C. Stevens)
Whether your kid is too bossy, too shy, or perhaps a little hyper, the martial arts can help your child learn many important life lessons. (And those same lessons apply for all of us, not just kids.)
2. The 5 Most Annoying Fitness Questions I Get Asked at Parties (Andrew Read)
Here’s my list of the things I get asked the most and what I do to deflect the conversation (without just telling people I’m smarter than them, because that never seems to go down so well).
3. How to Freshen Your Snatch (Pat Flynn)
Nobody who ever went to college for the snatch, so far as I know, ever learned a thing about it. But surely the snatch can still be learned from somebody who knows his way around it, like myself.
4. CrossFit Updates: Kevin Ogar and the Masters Level Competition (Patrick McCarty)
An update and clarification on what happened in the Kevin Ogar accident, as well as my assessment of the new set-up of the master’s level competition for the CrossFit Games Open.
5. Your Achilles…Hip? (Lauren Beasley)
Here’s what you need to know: I am a physical therapist who works almost exclusively with athletes. And over and over again I see a common thread limiting my athletes, their Achilles heel – the hip.
6. 4-Week Intermediate Strength and Power Program (Sally Moss)
The goal of this free program is for you to increase whole-body strength and power, as measured by 1RM in deadlift, power clean, and bench press.
7. 4 Exercises to Cure the Dreaded Imaginary Lat Syndrome (Mike Samuels)
Here are four awesome lat-building moves that will get your training mojo working overtime, strengthen your back, and give you some lats you can actually be proud of for the first time.
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