Each Sunday I post the five best health and fitness articles I’ve found in the last week.

 

I scan the net, filter out the nonsense, and only give you the info that’s worth your time.

 

 

Strength Training For Beginners: Everything You Need to Know – Amber Thome, Girls Gone Strong

 

Girls Gone Strong‘s target audience is women, but men can also learn a hell of a lot from this blog post.

 

I loved Amber’s simplified description of the basic human movement patterns (squat, hinge, push, pull), her emphasis on warming up, and her recommendation to pair exercises.

 

I’ll even forgive her use of the word empower (which has unfortunately become a trite marketing buzzword). She can use that word all day if it convinces more women to engage in strength training.

 

 

The Food Myths Costing You Abs – Australian Men’s Fitness

 

This article is great. I’ve had clients ask me about all six myths on this list.

 

The most common myth I have to debunk is that “eggs raise cholesterol”, especially when I recommend people eat two or three eggs for breakfast.

 

 

The 11 Best Books for Smart Meatheads – T Nation

 

I love a good reading list, and this is one of the best fitness ones I’ve ever seen.

 

I haven’t read every book here, but I’m going to be adding them to my Amazon wish list.

 

My favourite fitness book? Never Let Go by Dan John. Dan’s an incredible coach with a gift for writing.

 

 

Finding YOUR Motivation to Exercise – Lynn Terry, Traveling Low Carb

 

I admire Lynn’s honesty in this article. As much as I enjoy a story about successful weight loss, this article talks about successful weight loss, putting the weight back on, and now finding the motivation to get over the hump and try again.

 

There aren’t enough honest articles like this out there.

 

 

The Beginner’s Guide to the Keto Diet – Nerd Fitness

 

I’m a big fan of the keto diet. And I’m also a big fan of Nerd Fitness.

 

If you’ve only recently heard about keto, this article is perfect. It’s easy to understand, full of great information, and the writer is bloody hilarious.