Happy Friday everyone. Our family has been back in Canada for exactly 1 week now. We’re still trying to get back into the groove of living back in Canada. We loved our time overseas but we couldn’t be happier to be home. Regardless of where you live, you don’t realize how great your country is until you leave it for a while.
Anyways, on to more pressing matters. I don’t know about you but I’m still burping up all the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie I ate the last weekend. Well to help you and your family burn off all those excess thanksgiving calories, we wrote a great article on monday listing a few outdoor activities to get you and your family moving. I hope everyone had a great week and is looking forward to the weekend. Here’s this week’s round-up from around the health and fitness blogosphere:
Anyone here ever break any bones? I have and it’s a pain in the ass. Ever wonder if there’s something you can do to speed up the healing process? This week Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple answered a reader’s question about healing broken bones.
I hope I don’t come across as preachy or arrogant, but I can’t help but shake my head when I hear what some people are eating in an attempt to lose weight. As a general rule, I try not to eat anything in a package, wrapper or box. If I have to I always try to avoid anything that says “diet” or “low” on the packaging. Dai Manuel over at The Moose Is Loose posted a great infographic listing diet foods that actually don’t help you lose weight. Check it out, it has pictures. Who doesn’t like pictures right?
If you think jumping rope is reserved for your little sister think again. Ross at Ross Training talked about jumping rope for weight loss. I’ve actually been jumping rope for a few months now ever since I started CrossFit. I was a bit skeptical at first about the effectiveness of it but now I’m a true believer. I’ve found its a fantastic cardio work out.
I’ve always been fascinated by gymnasts. Ever since I started doing CrossFit, I’ve realized the more gymnastics I do, the better I develop in other areas. From balance to strength to co-ordination. I’ve actually read up quite a bit on this topic and lot’s of coaches will agree that people with a gymnastics background tend to make better athletes. The boys over at Barbell Shrugged produced another great podcast discussing the importance of gymnastics in human movement.
Well as much as some of us hate to admit it, winter is just around the corner. The folks over at Breaking Muscle reminded us this week that with cooler temperatures, we should really be upping our warm-up game.
Barry Choi over at Money We Have wrote a great article asking if your gym membership is really worth it? Over the years I’ve often asked myself this question. I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s no price on health. I’m fine spending excess cash on my membership…..as long as I keep using it.
My mouth seriously started watering when I came across Kevin Curry’s latest recipe Grilled Southwest Salmon. If you’ve never heard of Kevin, he’s the creator of the epic blog Fit Men Cook. Not only is Kevin a cool guy he makes bad ass healthy recipes that any guy would love. If you like what you see you can also grab a copy of his latest cookbook on Amazon here.
I just recently stumbled upon a great article by Tony Gentilcore that I think every gym goer, regardless of skill should read. Tony lists the 3 reasons why you’re not getting better at lifting heavy things.
Let’s face it. When it comes to grooming and style most of us guys need all the help we can get. The Art of Manliness wrote a great article about a man’s guide to fragrances.
Well that’s about it for this week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to read as many articles as usual this week. Had this whole moving countries thing going on. They’ll be more next week though. Wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a safe and fun weekend.
Keep the blue side up.
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