Weekly Reads

Here’s a handful of some of the articles that we’ve read over the last week or so – we hope you find some of them useful.

  • Simple steps to getting lean

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/2_ways_to_lose_fat_only_1_way_to_get_ripped

  • Artificial lights, sleep and health

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sc-health-0613-blue-light-20120613,0,3170929.story

  • Strength training vs running for back health

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/1295/Tip-370-Skip-Your-Run-in-Favor-of-Strength-Training-for-a-Stronger-Healthier-Back.aspx

  • Choosing a diet based on ancestral heritage

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/determining-the-best-traditional-diet-for-you/

  • Train like your ancestors

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/1262/Tip-364-Train-Like-Your-Ancestors-Tips-to-Achieve-Optimal-Health-and-Body-Composition.aspx

  • BCAA are essential for longevity

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/may2011_Can-a-Power-Booster-Also-Be-a-Longevity_Booster_01.htm

  • 7 foods nutritionists wouldn’t eat

http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/7-foods-nutritionist-would-never-eat

  • 38 ‘badass’ gym essentials (you’ll notice that we house most of these!)

http://jasonferruggia.com/38-essentials-for-the-ultimate-badass-training-facility/

  • 12 simple muscle-building tips

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/may2011_Can-a-Power-Booster-Also-Be-a-Longevity_Booster_01.htm

  • Is getting strong all about lifting heavy?

http://bretcontreras.com/2012/06/is-the-maximal-effort-method-killing-our-athletes/

  • Things you should know about going gluten free

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/899/What_You_MUST_Know_About_Gluten.aspx

  • Top foods to eliminate when going gluten free

http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/top-foods-to-avoid-on-a-gluten-free-diet/

  • Things to consider when designing your own training and recovery schedules

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/how_i_really_train

  • Exercise variations for the glutes

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/glutes_gone_wild

  • 10 ways to improve sleep (with some different/interesting views)

http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/

  • Hunting is not for lazy f**ks

http://themanimalsguide.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/hunting-is-not-for-lazy-fks-5/

  • Stability training

http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/supreme-stability-training/

  • A Paleo diet interview with Loren Cordain

http://therxreview.com/interview-dr-loren-cordain/

  • Lower your weights slowly!

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/1266/Tip-365-Strengthen-Tendons-and-Prevent-Injury-with-Eccentric-Training.aspx

  • Get stronger and move better

http://www.ericcressey.com/5-lose-fat-gain-muscle-get-strong-move-better-9

  • Ten habits to extend and improve your life

http://keegansh.com/2012/01/23/10-paleo-habits-to-improve-and-extend-your-life/

  • Cycling creams and elevated estrogen levels

http://www.wired.com/playbook/2012/06/study-links-cycling-to-increased-estrogen-but-chamois-cream-probably-isnt-the-problem/