Fitness Articles of the Week #4

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

Usually I would’ve posted this on Friday or Saturday, but I spent all Friday celebrating Earth Day and planting trees. Then I spent most of Saturday in the hospital with my fiance who suffered a terrible knee injury at the gym. We believe it’s a meniscus tear, but we’ll find out more after tomorrow.

Anyway, I’m lucky to have found some time to post this at all, considering that it’s Easter today. I’ll be spending time with my family in about an hour 😀

I really didn’t want to procrastinate posting any longer though, so I made some time after cooking up my meals for the upcoming week.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!!!

Four Advantages Of Using A Bike Trainer

I don’t have a bike trainer and I’ve never even used one, but I love cycling. I’ve actually been looking for a good deal for a bike trainer to show up on Craigslist for the last couple of months now. I wish I could afford the Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. That one seems to the best one around based on all the research I’ve done, which is quite a bit actually.

10 Sites to Find Free Yoga Workouts

Another good one from “Jon is Fit.” I get tired of doing the same yoga routines over and over so for me this is a great resource. I hook up my computer to my TV when watching yoga videos from my computer, which makes it much easier to follow.

Grain-Fed vs. Grass-Fed: Which Beef is Healthier?

It’s a simple question with a simple answer. Grass-fed is better. Read the article to learn why. The benefits are definitely worth seeking out a grocery store that carries it.

5 running mistakes you didn’t know you make

I know I have running problems that I need to work on. I’ve had a pair of Vibram FiveFingers for a few years now, but I’ve only taken them out to run twice. I walk in them all the time though. I should try running in them more often to work on my fore-foot running. Anyway, read this article to get started on diagnosing your own running problems.

Do Amino Acids Really Help You Exercise Or Are Nutrition Supplement Companies Pulling A Fast One On You? – Part 1 and Part 2

This is very science-filled (but not too boring) discussion about amino acids and how they help your body build muscle. A bit on the geeky side, but interesting and worth a read if you have some time. If you plan on building muscle, it’s important you understand how BCAA’s work.

Makeover Your Burger: Delicious Curry Chicken Burgers

I haven’t made this yet, but plan to. It sounds delicious. And easy.

Help For Digestive Problems

Digestive problems are common when changing your nutrition plans or going on a diet. Read this article and learn more about how you can keep your digestive system in check.

Meat Glue: It’s Likely Lurking in Your Food

It’s stories like this that lead me closer and closer to vegetarianism every day. How unnatural will foods be in 5+ years?

GSP Physical Assessment

Georges St-Pierre is one of the toughest UFC fighters in the world. He has recently created a new 8-week fitness program called Rushfit which costs $89.99 and this video is the physical assessment before partaking in the program. I don’t plan on buying Rushfit, but the physical assessment looks crazy.

Pick the Perfect Protein Bar

Good tips on what to look for when choosing a protein bar. I haven’t eaten a protein bar in over a year now, but I plan to start with my upcoming nutrition plan change in about a month, so I’ll be doing plenty of research myself.

The Cheat Meal Manifesto

Anyone dieting loves a cheat meal, but it usually ends with a feeling of disappointment. Don’t get yourself down. Having a cheat meal here and there is actually a good thing. Read this post to learn how it can help, and how you should implement it into your own diet.

Low Carbohydrate Diet May Reverse Kidney Failure in People With Diabetes

I’ve been hearing so many good things about low-carb diets lately and this recent study seems to indicate that a ketogenic diet (low-carbs, moderate protein, high fat) may be able to repair kidney failure damage in as little as a month.

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