Friday, March 13, 2015

Regular Guy Reads of the Week: March 13th

I'm continuing with my plan to do a weekly roundup of good articles I've seen on the Web. Hope you get something out of it! And hit me up on Facebook or Twitter if you've seen (or written) something you think would work for the list!

The 100 Laws of Muscle: You have to get past some of the musclehead bias against cardio and running, but there are some great pieces of advice, like: "People get great results and build impressive bodies with many different training philosophies. But they all have one thing in common: they bust ass. Working hard works. Period. Don't forget that part."

The Truth About Overtraining: I'm not sure how much of this I agree with, but it's an interesting take on an oft-discussed topic. Are you really overtrained or are you just making excuses?

Prolonging Running Injuries With Strict Rest: Another unorthodox perspective. But my experience with piriformis syndrome jibes with this, so I'd give it some credence.

Why We Still Need Cardio Training: A More Effective Approach: There's some good and bad in here. The good: Let's dispense with the musclehead mantra of no cardio. The bad: HIIT is the only "effective" cardio.

Get Over It: Some common-sense advice for getting past mental roadblocks. I would have liked the article to address the biggest obstacle to exercise: life.

Weights, Cardio or Both? I think you'll find that this blog post -- from another RunJersey contributor -- echoes my thoughts. Some good basic physiology info in here.

Achieving the Mission Impossible: This one's about how to fit serious training into an otherwise busy life. The author assumes you have obligations you can't just schedule around, so the focus is on getting the most out of your workouts, not on the life-training balance.

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