This Weeks Good Reads 06/02/12

Last weekend I went with my girlfriend to see the avengers, and let me say… It was awesome.  A comic book movie done right.  Had all the pieces of the puzzle; humor, fighting, good character entrances and the Hulk stealing the show. 

Also in recent news, heavy front squats followed by heavy R-DL’s is a recipe for disaster for the hamstrings and glutes.  Holy can’t extend my legs Batman.

Without further adieu, here are this weeks good reads.

This blog post by Jason digs into the mindset that many of us take into the gym and everyday life.  How many people focus too much on the little details in life, and the negative outcomes that may occur in a given situation.  Also, he talks about how we should try to keep a positive mindset not just through life but within our training as well. And how these stresses effect your hormonal levels like cortisol and testosterone and how it affects your body.

HOW TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE AND YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM  – JASON FERRUGGIA

This brief article mentions two new studies done that are changing our minds on how we view both foam rolling and proper breathing techniques with our training.  He did a great job summarizing the two, and I don’t want to be a spoiler, so check it out.

THINK FOAM ROLLING AND BREATHING TRAINING DON’T WORK, THINK AGAIN – BRET CONTRERAS

I really like what Adam Bornstein did with this post.  He lays out just the truth and facts about the ten things a fitness magazine would never tell you.  Do you wonder why?  Because these things do not sell.  The things I talk about in my blog and the things I put in my good reads don’t sell in the mainstream because they are not the easy way out.  These things do not tell people what they want to hear, but tell them they must work to achieve the fitness goals, or any goals they desire.

Please take the time and read this one, a lot of valuable lessons to be learned.

THE TOP 10 THINGS FITNESS MAGAZINES WON’T TELL YOU – ADAM BORNSTEIN

This was a great question asked and answered by a STEVO.  And this is why I love questions and comments in blogs, because it leads to good stuff like this.  The reason I like this post is because he went further then just saying why situps and spinal flexion is bad for you.  He also tells you why!  And even better, he does tell you that in certain cases, spinal flexion and situps are even favorable.  If you are still not convinced about situps not giving you a six-pack and that they destroy your back, check this Q&A out and read for yourself.

Q&A WHAT’S WRONG WITH SITUPS – STEVO

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