Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 85

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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 CrossFit criticism, nutritional strategies for Thanksgiving, the rebound box jump, CrossFit jargon for moms, CrossFit competitions, carbohydrates, and weightlifting programming!


1. Why I Criticize CrossFit (Patrick McCarty)

Criticism is not tantamount to hate. I would suggest it is the opposite. I love CrossFit. If I didn’t, I simply wouldn’t care about sumo deadlift high pulls or crotch shots



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Thanksgiving is approaching, so here is my advice on how to gorge and guzzle, and not get fat.


3. Is the Rebound Box Jump Suitable for Everyone? (Jeff Kuhland)

Box jumps are a fascinating movement that can be an incredible display of athletic ability, but the rebound jump is a movement that should not be taken lightly.



4. 6 CrossFit Abbreviations Every Mom Needs to Know (Nicole Crawford)

Good CrossFit programming doesn't stop at the box. If you're a mom, here are six CrossFit abbreviations you need to know to improve efficiency and get mad mom-skills.


5. My CrossFit Cherry Busted: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of CrossFit Competition (Andrew Read)

Recently I had a chance to attend a local CrossFit competition. Here is my rundown of the the good, the bad, and the ugly.


6. The Power of Carbs (Jeff Barnett)

Yet another study has affirmed the power of carbohydrates as an aid for athletic performance. However, the results may not apply to all levels of athletes.


7. Programming for the American (Clean and Working) Weightlifter (Ursula Garza Papandrea)

Here are four weeks of weightlifting programming. Two weeks of a conditioning phase and two weeks of a strength cycle. This is how I program for my athletes.


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