Weekend reading list reloaded! Only have 8 cool things for you this week as there was really a lot of malarkey I happened to read this week. Also, what do you want to see here on the blog? Leave us your suggestions and chances are we’ll write something so fantastic about it you’ll wish you’d done it earlier!
John Welbourn, of Crossfit Football and Kansas City Chiefs fame, succinctly describes the differences between a fast-twitch fiber dominant lifter and a slow-twitch fiber dominant lifter and gives some training pointers to improve strength. Cool read.
2) Kirk Karwoski squats 1000×2. Enough said.
”What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.” Arnold Schwarzenegger
A timely article for all the females out there about weight training, body composition, and basic nutrition. Here is a nice jumping-off point for all you fitness junkies!
A quick little read that will take your “cardio” to the next level. All you need is a deck of cards!
Otto Warburg (1883-1970)
“Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.” — Dr. Otto H. Warburg in Lecture
The department of radiology oncology at the University Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany published this article in the Nutrition and Metabolism Journal (October 2011 issue) about the Warburg effect and cancer. If you’re not in the know, the Warburg effect (as discovered by Otto Warburg- the 1931 Nobel Prize in physiology winner) describes how cancerous tumors rely on the presence of glucose in the blood for survival and growth. What he and they discovered is that a ketogenic nutrition approach can be useful at “starving” the tumors out and even preventing tumor development because there isn’t enough glucose in the blood for the tumor to manifest. An interesting read for all those who have been affected by cancer or has a family history of cancer.
Brad Schoenfeld takes the “bros” to task on fasted cardio, fed cardio, low intensity cardio (LIC), and high intensity interval training (HIIT). A good read with plenty of additional resources to help you understand this better! A quote from the article:
In conclusion, the literature does not support the efficacy of training early in the morning on an empty stomach as a tactic to reduce body fat. At best, the net effect on fat loss associated with such an approach will be no better than training after meal consumption, and quite possibly, it would produce inferior results. Moreover, given that training with depleted glycogen levels has been shown to increase proteolysis, the strategy has potential detrimental effects for those concerned with muscle strength and hypertrophy.
A cool article posted by Mike Eades M.D. on mitochondria and dietary intervention affecting Dr. Wahls’ multiple sclerosis. Very interesting…..
8) And now something to motivate you for the upcoming week! How great are you?!?!?