It’s time for another edition of the Bodyweight Roundup! Let’s have a look at this week’s best content on clean eating, bodyweight fitness and smart supplements:
Bodyweight Roundup – This Week’s Multimedia:
This week I’m starting with multimedia because there are a few good videos I’ve come across recently.
- Alex at Calisthenicmovement shared this insightful video about the difference between flexibility and mobility, and why mobility training is important to preventing injury and developing strength.
- The guys at BarStarzz provide this tutorial on how to achieve a one-arm pullup. They suggest the assisted, the band-assisted and the negative one-arm pullup as exercises that can help you develop the skills to do a true one-arm pullup. In the video, you’ll see their reminder that this is a common source of tendonitis in the elbow, so don’t do them all that often!
- This week, GMB Fitness coaches us through several variations on the Bear Crawl.
- Grace Kavadlo shows us some fun partner calisthenics moves shot with a great view of New York City!
- Interview time! For your nutritional education, check out this interview of Dr. Josh Axe by Dr. David Perlmutter, on his series the Empowering Neurologist:
- Finally, Dr. Mark Hyman this week explains why he recommends potato starch–a resistant startch–as part of his diet in his weekly House Call:
Bodyweight Roundup – This Week’s Good Reads:
- Al Kavadlo provides this article talking about technique for the hanging knee raise. I found this segment of the post insightful as Al gives us all some good advice:
It’s great to understand all of those concepts theoretically, but it’s another thing to actually put in the time to get a feel for the exercise physically. The key to perfecting your hanging knee raise is very simple: lots of practice.
We’re all guilty of that to a degree, aren’t we? Talking, thinking and reading about exercises when we could just be doing them? I can remember a time in my past where I immediately felt an impending sense of boredom when anyone around me started talking about the number of reps they were doing on a given exercise, whether it was leg, abs, chest or butt day, etc. I still find those conversations mostly posturing and generally useless, but at least I can find enough value in them when they happen occasionally not to get too frustrated. But Al’s point is valid–put down this blog and go practice!
- Here’s one we missed last week–Madbarz posted the “Push Up Limit – Ultimate Chest Press Challenge.” This is one I might have to try soon – I have tried a few of the push up routines built into Madbarz, but I haven’t found one I really like yet.
- From the brain function side of the ledger, a study was published this week supporting the notion that exercise can slow down brain aging by up to a decade. This reinforces why we believe strongly in exercise as a way of supporting brain health, not just physical health–and reinforces why we’re open to the pursuit of nootropics for additional brain support.
- Now for healthy eating–and with a strong tie to the prior entry–Authority Nutrition posted this essay on how low-carb and ketogenic diets support brain health. This is an especially important read for those of you with family members fighting cognitive decline.
- While acknowledging I don’t know enough about cancer to verify this assertion, Dr. Mercola this week posits that chronic stress can encourage the growth of cancer. I’ll be sharing some anti-stress approaches I’ve been pursuing, but in the mean time, here’s Dr. Mercola on stress and cancer.
Thanks for reading–and see you next time!