Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 92

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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 the CrossFit process, missing links in your training, pistol squats, exercising less, building wrist flexibility, programming for sustainable fitness, and the food pyramid!


listen to you body, rest, recovery, strength, soreness, respect, crossfit1. The Importance of Respecting the CrossFit Process (Mike Tromello)

There is a process to getting better. Just like anything, you have to develop the little things first. Then, with a little bit of luck and tons of determination, you just might accomplish your goal.



2. 15 Things You’re Probably Not Doing Enough Of (Chet Morjaria)

Through my time as both a strength athlete and strength coach, I’ve discovered some very effective aspects of training that, for whatever reason, have not hit most people’s radars yet.


3. What's Preventing You From Doing Pistol Squats? How to Progress Pistols (Chris Garay)

Consider this article to be a user’s manual of sorts for the pistol, complete with a step-by-step progression as well as a troubleshooting guide.



4. This Year, Exercise Less (Katy Bowman)

Hold onto your hats. This is the year I challenge you to exercise less. I know you think I’m either joking or crazy, but I’m (hopefully) neither. Allow me to explain.


5. 3 Drills for Building Wrist Flexibility (Logan Christopher)

If you are working on handstands or trying to overcome wrist inflexibility and pain, then I would highly recommend doing these exercises every day. 


6. The Life-Cycle of a CrossFitter, Part 2 - Moving Into Real Fitness (Patrick McCarty)

CrossFitters - if you've hit a plateau, you’ve begun to get soft, or you are beginning to feel the early pangs of some sort of injury, then read on.


7. What Is Healthy Eating? Turning the Food Pyramid Upside Down (Kevin Cann)

Did you know that the official USDA food pyramid is actually the opposite of the food pyramid proposed by the USDA nutritionists?


Photo courtesy of CrossFit Impulse.


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