Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 83

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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 "tough love" coaching, CrossFit competitions, gymnastics standards, Olympic weightlifting, hamstring exercises, and workout timing!

 

coaching advice, training advice, crossfit advice, how not to crossfit1. Just Stop - And 8 Other Things Your Trainer Wishes to Tell You (Becca Borawski)

So, here’s a little dose for all of you who haven’t had the opportunity to take a class or experience a private session with me. Here’s a little “Tough Love Becca" for you all.

 

 

2. CrossFit Competitions: When a Good Idea Goes Very Wrong (Patrick McCarty)

CrossFit throwdowns and competitions have literally exploded. And in some cases s#$% is out of control. Here's what NOT to include in your competition, and some advice on how to organize a good event.

 

3. A Call to Action for CrossFitters: The Prioritization of Gymnastics Movements and Standards (Charles Bennington)

Yes, I’m talking to you with the three-AbMat-scaled, snatch-width grip hand placement, butchered kipping handstand push up. 

 

4. 20 More Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting (Chet Morjaria)

Part of my job as a weightlifting coach is to simplify the complexities of the sport, and provide you with a framework of concepts from which you can hang your lifts and experiences.

 

5. The Pause Method for Teaching Olympic Weightlifting to the Beginner (Ursula Garza Papandrea)

The Pause Method allows the coach to segment the lift so the athlete can develop spatial orientation and find these same positions on his own quickly, as is required for lifting heavy weights.

 

6. The King of Hamstring Exercises (Jeff Barnett)

A recent study sought to discover which hamstring exercise is the most intense: glute-ham raises, Romanian deadlifts, good mornings, or leg curls. 

 

7. How Does Time of Day Affect Your Workout? (Doug Dupont)

Is it better to hit the gym first thing in the morning or wait until evening? A new study investigates the role of time of day in workout effectiveness.

 

Photos provided by Miguel Tapia Images and CrossFit LA.

 

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