Each Sunday I post a weekly roundup of the best 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.

 

 

Weekly Roundup 9/30/18

 

 

Charles Poliquin: 1961-2018 – T Nation

 

Sad news: Charles Poliquin, world-renowned strength coach, died this week. He was only 57 years old.

 

His work has been a huge influence on my development as a personal trainer.

 

RIP Mr Poliquin.

 

 

This Article Contains the Best Fitness Hack Ever – Tony Gentilcore

 

I LOVED this article/rant so much. I included it in my weekly newsletter, so I’ll just copy and paste below what I wrote:

 

“Spoiler: there aren’t any fitness hacks.

 

This obsession with hacks was another reason for my recent break from Instagram. “Trainers” promoting how easy their methods are. No effort required. Instant results.

 

And it’s all BS.

 

Listen: if you want results, you need to work. Show up, train hard, eat right, drink water, sleep more.

 

No hacks. No shortcuts.”

 

Great stuff as usual from Tony.

 

 

Here’s How Much Weight the Average Person Gains in a Relationship – Men’s Health

 

This article was both eye-opening and depressing. The average person in a new relationship gains an average of 17 pounds within a year.

 

I guess most people get comfortable and lazy when they’re not in “pursuit” mode.

 

Not me and my wife, though. We’re both in better shape now than when we met four and a half years ago.

 

 

The Benefits of Intuitive Lifting – Breaking Muscle

 

This article is great for a couple of reasons.

 

First, it’s a reminder that you should train even on days you don’t really feel like it.

 

Second, it points out that you should modify your workouts according to how your body is feeling.

 

Feeling sleep-deprived and weak? Then go easy.

 

Slept for 10 hours last night and had a day of perfect nutrition? Then you can push a little harder than usual.

 

 

Bring Back the Bulk! – T Nation

 

It’s officially autumn, which means that it’s bulking season. Yay!

 

Unless you have a beach holiday planned for the near future or you’re currently at an unhealthy body fat percentage (over 20% for men, over 30% for women), then it’s time to forget about that six pack and start building some good quality lean muscle tissue.

 

Building muscle means eating more, especially protein. Here’s my lunch from last weekend.

 

 

BONUS – New Blog Post – How to Sleep: 15 Habits Backed Up by Science

 

Sleep is such an important aspect of fitness, and it’s too often overlooked.

 

This week I wrote a big new blog post all about sleep. Enjoy!

 

 

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