Fitness Articles of the Week #52 – Get Fit Like Bruce Lee, Gain 19lbs of Muscle and Why You Should Supplement

image courtesy of Giga Paitchadze

Here’s a recap of the best health and fitness articles I’ve read over the past week.

21 Tips For Building the Body of Legend Bruce Lee

These are all very simple tips, and it’s all you really need to know to get in shape. Skip the “hottest” new exercise fad in the magazine and stick to the basics.

Why Creatine Benefits Vegetarians

Creatine isn’t necessary for vegetarians/vegans, but this article points out some excellent reasons why you should consider supplementing with it. I’ve been using creatine for years, and I’ll probably continue to use as long as studies continue to show how beneficial it is.

How I Gained 19LBS of Muscle in 8 Weeks with Visual Impact

This is one those success stories that makes me want to drop my current program and start doing this one. I won’t, but in about 3 months, I would really like to give this one a shot.

Blend a Whole Lemon Into Lemonade

I can’t wait to try this. I’m definitely making it this weekend. I think it’s worth noting that she is using a Vitamix blender in the video, which is capable of emulsifying the lemon rinds. I would suggest removing the rinds if you don’t have a blender like the Vitamix. I have a Ninja, which is strong, but I’ll still be removing the rinds.

Review of the Ninja Blender

Here’s a review I did on my Ninja Blender for one of my other, somewhat neglected, websites. I like being able to provide useful reviews, I just never seem to make the time. I’m gonna try to change that.

Why Getting Your Nutrition Only from Your Food is a Bad Idea

There are lots of interesting facts about what’s in our foods, what our foods are lacking and why you should use supplements. This one is very well researched and is a must-read.

Pressing Considerations for the Older Lifter – Part 1

I plan to lift well into my older years and this is probably some good information who already is. This is actually good stuff for any lifter to know.

Quinoa Burgers: Pizza Style

Just thinking about these makes my stomach growl. I can’t wait to try this. I’ve recently reduced my calorie intake and I’m eating boring, plain foods so I’m getting some crazy cravings lately. Saturdays are my cheat day though, so that’s when I get to make things like this.


I’ve been trying to include more supergreens into my diet lately for all of the reasons in this articles. Brendan Brazier is also very big on algaes such as spirulina and chlorella.

First Starbucks Juice Bar Opens

It would be so awesome if these juice bars started to pop up all around the country. The first location is now in Bellevue, WA. I really hope it tests well and they build one here in the Denver, CO area.

Use a Banana to Quickly Ripen an Avocado

I knew that apples are supposed to ripen fruits faster, but I didn’t know that bananas do it too. Now I know that I should keep my bananas away from foods that I don’t want to ripen.

DIY Foam Roller

I mentioned last week that I was going to put a foam roller on my shopping list and I almost didn’t buy one when I saw that they cost $30, but I broke down and bought one anyway. I know, it’s not a whole lot of money, but it’s also not something I really need. I wanted it bad enough though. If you don’t want to buy one, follow the directions in this article and make your own!

Nutrient Timing – When to Eat Carbs for the Best Fat Loss

I’ve been meaning to manage my carb intake more wisely, so this advice comes at a good time. Since I workout in the mornings, the only time I should be eating carbs is right after my workout. That’s going to be difficult.

10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

I’ve heard the lactic acid myth so many times before that I actually believed it. It’s always nice to learn something new.

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