Fitness Articles of the Week #3

Before every weekend I publish a recap of the best health and fitness articles I’ve read over the past week.


Hurry Up & Grow: 11 Tips For Super-Efficient Workouts

There are some great tips here for getting a good workout in a shorter amount of time. I really like the tip from Heather Rininger about doing 5 minutes of cardio between sets. That would be a killer workout.

Some Long Lasting Fatloss Exercise Myths – Taken Apart!

It’s always good to see articles like this spreading. There is so much bad advice floating around and it’s so hard to separate the facts from the old advice that has been dispelled in the last 5+ years.

Should I Weigh Myself Everyday?

Interesting post with pro’s and con’s to weighing yourself every day. Personally, I like weighing myself daily and marking it down on my workout sheets because I can compare my weight one week to the previous week and see how my weight has changed and if it has had any effect on how much I lifted that day. I do think I’ll be changing to once-a-week weigh-in’s soon though.

The Best Bodyweight Strength Exercises on Earth

These are some great bodyweight exercises to add to your arsenal. I’m mostly adding this one to my list because I want to start doing Handstand Push-Ups.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

This just sounds way too delicious not to mention.

Body Building Grandma Ernestine Shepherd Bench Presses, Runs Marathons At 73

This is amazing. I can only hope I’m in half as good of shape as she is when I’m 73.

Everything You Know About Fitness is a Lie

I’ll tell you right off the bat that this article is long. It’s six pages long, but it’s absolutely worth the read. This is what anyone who isn’t already a bodybuilder needs to know. Set aside some time and get through this one.

How Your Appetite Affects Your Decisions

Dieting is a big part of many of our lives, but if you’re not eating enough, it could be affecting the decisions you make.


A whole new use for a fitball at the beach. If you have a gymnastic bone in your body, you’ll love this. I, on the other hand, would break my neck.

How to Make Perfectly Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are really easy to make, but I’ve always had a hard time making them perfect. Perfect to me means that the shell comes right off. I suck at that part. Lifehacker linked to the post at the bottom of the article as well as to posts on making perfect fried eggs, scrambled eggs and poached eggs.

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