Every Sunday we post the “Sunday Seven” so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week’s most popular posts: some great training tips for coaches and athletes, building muscle for vegans, kettlebell swings, and more!
1. When Paleo and inov-8s Are Bad For You (Becca Borawski)
Not everybody needs to eat paleo and wear inov-8s during their first week of CrossFit. The first year I did CrossFit I did it mainly fueled on Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine, and Diet Coke. No joke.
2. 20 Most Important Training Lessons I’ve Learned, Part 1 (Andrew Read)
Most learning comes from mistakes and I’ve made plenty – so many mistakes you could write an article about them. Here are the first 10 most important lessons learned from my 20 years in training.
3. How to Build Muscle Mass on a Plant-Based Diet (Derek Tresize)
Derek Tresize is a competitive bodybuilder and a vegan. So how do you build muscle if you don’t eat animal protein? Derek explains how and shares a sample meal plan to get you started.
4. Using Kettlebell Swings to Improve Vertical Jump (Andrew Read)
Years ago I used the kettlebell swing to improve jumping ability. I didn’t know why it worked at the time, but new research looks into the relationship between the swing and explosive strength.
5. Swimming May Be the Best Method of Recovery For All Athletes (Hannah Caldas)
New research shows improved performance and recovery ability when using swimming as active recovery. It might be the best way to recovery for the majority of hard-training athletes, not just swimmers.
6. The Art of Practice: 5 Key Elements For Perfect Practice (Lauren Brooks)
You can practice all the time and not get better. You can even do “mindless practice” and make yourself worse! Here are the 5 key elements to practice that improves your skills and makes you perfect.
7. Superfamily: Meet the Kutin Family of Powerlifters, Part 1 (Nicole Crawford)
Who holds the women’s powerlifting world record for the 97-pound division raw squat? A 10-year-old named Naomi Kutin who squats almost 215lbs. Meet the Kutin family of powerlifters.