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The way you’re stretching is almost certainly not doing anything for you — Quartz

The way you’re stretching is almost certainly not doing anything for you

Stretching has always been a part of fitness. Most of us were taught to believe that being able to touch your toes or grasp your hands with one arm over your shoulder and the other behind your back was linked to injury prevention, less sore muscles, and even better performance.

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Faster Higher Stronger : How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes–and What We Can Learn from Them | Book

My brother Peter is a professional sports trainer specializing in “The Secerets of Speed”. I will have to check in with him and see if he has checked out this book Faster Higher Stronger : How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes–and What We Can Learn from Them yet or Mark McClusky’s website for that matter.

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How To Avoid Weight Loss Failure – AskMen

“Most popular diets are made of stupid, because stupid sells. Fear this, caveman that. Grains rot brains and sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Should you eat based on your blood type, or astrological sign? Put butter in your coffee and never eat chemiKILLS — they’re toxic! Lose ten pounds this week, directly from your belly, because magic berries seen on Dr. Oz. The stupid … it burns!” — James Fell’s latest for AskMen.

How To Avoid Weight Loss Failure

Dieting is easy. It’s like riding a bike. And the bike is on fire. And so is the ground. And everything is on fire. Because you’re in hell. -Seen on Facebook The modern diet industry is an eating disorder waiting to happen. Most popular diets are made of stupid, because stupid sells.

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I know exactly what to do! (So why am I still not in shape?) | PrecisionNutrition.com

The emphasis is mine…

Once you reach a certain level of knowledge and experience, the missing link is no longer a new exercise program, the perfect nutrition plan, or a new supplement to try.

The one thing you’re missing is this: being accountable—to someone or something—for your workouts and nutrition.

“Accountability is the acknowledgment of responsibility for your actions with the obligation to report, explain, and be responsible for the resulting consequences.”

In other words, accountability keeps you consistent because you have to report back what you’re doing—or not doing—in the gym and in the kitchen to someone else.

I know exactly what to do! (So why am I still not in shape?)

If you’re active and knowledgeable about health and fitness, but still aren’t quite in shape like you think you could be, you’re probably just missing one or two crucial pieces. In this post I’ll tell you what those are – and share two key strategies for getting on track.

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A Blog I Just Discovered and Find Interesting — Joy Victoria, FitnessBaddies.com

Joy Victoria –

Here are three things I do with every client, every session, that are simple and have a firm scientific basis for implementation. That means you can do them right away, and improve training immediately. These aren’t contestable facts, so no research links are included, but if you would like to learn more for yourself, you can follow your curiosity.

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A Blog I Just Discovered and Find Interesting — Leigh Peele, You Need To Hear This

Leigh Peele Presents | The Clutch Society

One positive thing that has come out of topics like ” metabolic damage” and ” starvation mode ” is people are learning (even though often misguided) that eating for your energy needs is necessary for optimal metabolic rate. On the flip side, people are now under the impression that going into a deficit is a bad idea.

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The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight – Vox

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient – perhaps the most important ingredient – of any weight loss effort. You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.

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Krista Casazza, PhD – Obesity Myths, Epigenetics of Obesity & Role of Muscle in Weight Loss

Just go done listening to another podcast from Danny Lennon of  Sigma Nutrition where he interviews Krista Casazza, Ph.D. that I think is well worth listening to. Krista Casazza is the lead author on a very interesting scientific paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine called Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity.

SNR #119 – Krista Casazza, PhD – Obesity Myths, Epigenetics of Obesity & Role of Muscle in Weight Loss | Sigma Nutrition

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed SNR #119 – Krista Casazza, PhD – Obesity Myths, Epigenetics of Obesity & Role of Muscle in Weight Loss Episode 119: Krista Casazza PhD, discusses myths surrounding obesity, the role of epigenetics and the importance of the musculoskeletal system in weight loss maintenance and metabolic health.

The nine obesity myths, which according to Krista Casazza’s research which are unsupported by facts, or may even be refuted, are:

  1. Losing weight quickly will predispose to greater weight regain relative to losing weight more slowly.
  2. Setting realistic weight loss goals in obesity treatment is important, because otherwise patients will become frustrated and lose less weight.
  3. Assessing “stage of change” or “readiness” to diet is important in helping patients who pursue weight loss treatment to lose weight.
  4. Physical education classes, as currently delivered, play an important role in reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity.
  5. Breastfeeding is protective against obesity in breastfed offspring.
  6. Daily self-weighing interferes with weight loss.
  7. Genes have not contributed to the obesity epidemic.
  8. The freshman year of college is associated with or causes 15 pounds of weight gain.
  9. Food deserts (i.e., areas with little or no access to stores offering fresh and affordable healthy foods, including produce) lead to higher obesity prevalence.

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I’m an obesity doctor. I’ve seen long-term weight loss work. Here’s how. – Vox

I’m an obesity doctor. I’ve seen long-term weight loss work. Here’s how.

Last week was not a good week for those hoping to permanently lose weight. A study of former contestants on the NBC show The Biggest Loser , conducted by the National Institutes of Health, found that six years after the last time Jillian Michaels yelled at them, nearly all of season eight’s contestants had regained the bulk of the weight they had so painfully lost.

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It’s a Hobby! | Off The Beaten Path

It’s a Hobby!

It might be challenging to understand cycling enthusiasts when you aren’t one. We spend a lot of money on bikes, then spend a lot of time getting into shape, and then we go on rides to nowhere, and come home tired. After all this effort, we are back exactly where we started.

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