Friday, March 20, 2015

Regular Guy Reads of the Week: March 20th

Sorry I haven't given you guys a full blog post this week. I have two in the works. Meanwhile, here are some great fitness reads. And as always, I'm looking for suggestions -- particularly if you've written it yourself!

Fast Twin, Slow Twin: A recent study suggests that genetics isn't the dominant factor in fitness. Caveat: The sample size is extremely small, so you can't really draw conclusions.

Normal-Sized Guys Who Are Freakishly Strong Tell You How They Did It: I'm less concerned with the how-to than with the basic message: Worry about functional strength, not bulging biceps.

The 8 Basic Types of Runs: An oldie but goodie. Muscleheads look at us runners and assume all we do is plod along. But different exercises help you in different ways.

Body-Weight Training Is the #1 Fitness Trend: Who's been telling you this for months?

How to Get Your Spouse to Exercise: This is a somewhat misleading headline. It's more about how married folks influence each other's fitness habits.

3 Strategies for Sticking to Your Health and Fitness Goals: This is some basic stuff, but it's never bad to help yourself get re-focused.

9 Reasons Your Gym Routine Isn't Helping You Lose Fat: There's a lot of debatable "info" in here, and some good suggestions. The important thing is to think rationally about what works for you.

At Races, How Slow Is Too Slow? This is an old debate that got re-kindled this week when a Facebook post went viral. I have my own thoughts on the subject and will do a blog post about it soon.

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