Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 9/27/2015

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Here’s a recap of all the best fitness info from the past week.

Strength Tip

You don’t get stronger missing weights. It’s physically taxing and probably worse, mentally. Your confidence gets shaken after you miss an attempt. You begin to doubt yourself, your training, and negative thoughts swirl through your head about your progress. There’s a lot of ways to PR. The most obvious way is crushing a new max, but you can also hit rep maxes, total volume PR’s, and RPE PR’s. A volume PR may not be as sexy as hitting a new max, but it is a PR! I see people get anxious when they aren’t testing their new max each week. Don’t feel as though you need to be constantly testing your 1RM to increase it. There are plenty of ways to get stronger other than chasing a new max each week. Regardless of your programming, pick weights you know you will hit. No one got stronger missing all their attempts. #powerlifting #deadlift

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Recommended Reading

  1. Exercise during pregnancy. [Infographic] The safest, most effective ways to stay fit and healthy. via Precision Nutrition
  2. Why I Still Work in a Commercial Gym via Dean Somerset
  3. A Barbell Complex For Strength And Fat Loss via Neghar Nonooni, Girls Gone Strong
  4. 7 Ways to Burn More Fat at Breakfast via Mike Samuels
  5. 7 Things All Athletes Need To Do via Chad Wesley Smith
  6. Gym Etiquette 201 via Tony Gentilcore
  7. Positive Self-Talk for Instant Strength Gains via Tony Bonvechio
  8. How To Eat Too Many Calories (And Gain Fat) via Jason Helmes
  9. Viking Day: Rope & Sled Training via Jim Wendler
  10. Coaching Cues to Make Your Strength and Conditioning Programs More Effective – Installment 12 via Eric Cressey
  11. Pull-Ups: You’re Doing Them Wrong via Lee Boyce
  12. Designing a Peaking Block via Chad Wesley Smith, Juggernaut
  13. How To Weight Train Without Getting Hurt via Bryan Krahn
  14. Embracing More than One Training Model – A Lesson in Opportunity Cost via Pete Dupuis
  15. 6 Habits of Successful Long-Term Dieters via Eric Bach, Adam Pine
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