Are you going to eat or be eaten?

When your bursts of effort are too long or if your rests are too brief—as in HIIT or metcons—acid cuts your power. No longer able to contract quickly and powerfully, fatigued muscles compensate with longer and weaker contractions. This messes up movement coordination. It could mean failing to catch dinner—or becoming dinner yourself. Even if you have avoided such a fate, you are learning slowness and poor form for the next time.

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The Super Simplest Strength Routine

This is an old strength routine that's recently been dusted off and re-introduced to the weight-training world. It's based on a highly sophisticated premise that might be beyond the understanding of most. Still, to placate the more scientifically inclined out there, I'll lay it out for you while trying to keep the scientific lingo to a minimum. Here it is:

If you want to get stronger, lift weights.

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So here it is: everything you need to know about bone broth benefits by Chris Kresser

In traditional cooking, people often use meat bones as a base for delicious stock. Aside from being the secret to great cooking, bone broth is also incredibly nutritious and has scores of health benefits. Read on to learn more about bone broth benefits and why you should make this amazing drink a staple in your diet.

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The 40-Workout Strength Program

Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a little bit of the test tube. You refill your tube with recovery tools and rest days. The problem, Kono says, is that most people's training involves emptying the test tube and never giving it enough time to refill. Rather, they keep pouring out more and more until injury, illness, or apathy arrive. Sadly, all three often happen at the same time. In order to make continuous progress and stay healthy, you need to think of your workouts as daily "performances" in the weight room instead of going all out and depleting your test tube. Renowned Russian strength coach Pavel Tsatsouline uses this exact philosophy with his 40-day workout program. It requires daily reasonable workouts using light to medium-heavy loads.

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The Last Four Doctors You Will Ever Need

The Last Four Doctors are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, Dr. Happiness and Dr. Movement, and they get us back to the basics of being human. If we disregard these basics, all the fancy pills, diets and exercise fads in the world won’t work well. If you heed the advice of all four of these doctors, you will have much less need of a doctor in a white coat.

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HOW STRESSFUL IS RUNNING ON YOUR BODY?

Running demands a lot from your body, so if you don’t have the appropriate mobility, strength, flexibility pre-reqs to handle the load repetitively, injury is bound to happen.

This is also why bi lateral barbell squats / Deadlifts are not the best exercises for runners, and you are almost wasting time if your goal is to get stronger for running.

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Extreme Exercise Can Wreck the Guts and make you fat

Just like so many things in life, you can have too much of a good thing. In the case of high intensity exercise (HIIT), regular overexertion appears to hurt the health of the gut microbiome – so, it’s all about finding balance. 

Extreme physical exercise can cause dysbiosis – an imbalance of the gut microbiome – which is a major underlying cause of many diseases. This means in some cases, over exercising and under recovering could cause you more harm than good.

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Train to be strong at the end of range to reduce risk of injury

“The Larger the Range of Motion that you are unable to generate strength in, the huge risk of injury” - Christopher Sommer

Train your “bubble”. Be strong at the end range / odd positions.  Ultimately that is what really matters, for sport and life.Classic example, someone that can deadlift 150kg of the ground, but can’t put a baby (3kg) in the cot without hurting their back

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Men who sleep five hours a night have significantly smaller testicles than those who sleep seven hours or more.

Men who sleep five hours a night have significantly smaller testicles than those who sleep seven hours or more. In addition, men who routinely sleep just four to five hours a night will have a level of testosterone which is that of someone 10 years their senior. So a lack of sleep will age a man by a decade in terms of that critical aspect of wellness. And we see equivalent impairments in female reproductive health caused by a lack of sleep.

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Nobody cares how many calories you burn in the workout, be smarter

If you are still measuring your workouts by how many calories you are burning, or even worse you are chasing to burn loads of calories, you are looking at wrong numbers. Potentially numbers that could harm your health. Ultimately sign of good fitness, wellness and healthy is your resting heart rate decreasing and your HRV Increasing.  Here is bit on what the hell HRV is and why it’s important.   

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