Sunday, January 1, 2017
RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Leg pressing improves balance more than squatting (though both are effective).
Creatine emerges as a novel treatment for Crohn’s disease.
Inuit cold tolerance may have come from the Denisovans.
Episode 149: Arriane Alexander: Elle Russ chats with Arriane Alexander, a “rock your life coach” and actress who helps women discover their dreams, lay the foundation necessary to realize them, and succeed on the journey to their new lives.
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INTERESTING BLOG POSTS
Grain-producing regions of the world may soon run dry. Get them some holistically-managed ruminants!
Could using genetic engineering to eliminate neurological diseases also eliminate genius?
Bats like to argue about almost everything.
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
Announcement I’d like to make: Primal Kitchen, Primal Kitchen Restaurants, and Primal Health Coach will all be at TheFitExpo, coming Jan 7-8 (next weekend) in Los Angeles.
Older study that I liked: A high-SFA, no-starch diet rich in fruit increased weight loss and improved blood lipids over 52 weeks.
Concept I’m pondering: Does the mind extend beyond the body?
Something non-obese perhaps shouldn’t do: Fast for two weeks.
Doctor who got it: This guy.
One year ago (Jan 1 – Jan 7)
- The Definitive Guide to Using Your Recent Ancestry to Determine Your Optimal Diet – How and why your ethnicity might affect your optimal lifestyle.
- 10 Ways to Make Every Day a Window for Change – Seize the days.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
“You don’t like the Udi’s Gluten-Free crumble cakes that they call bread? :O”
– Amen, zach rusk. Gluten-free bread is the best argument against bread consumption.
Happy New Year, everybody! I’m looking forward to digging into 2017 together. And FYI: our annual 21-Day Challenge begins January 9. Look for more info this week!
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Happy New Year, friends! Welcome to 2017! Let’s cheers (via kettlebell mug) to the best year yet!
I heard a rumor (from my 2017 Reader Survey) that you guys enjoy my weekly workout recaps because they give you ideas and motivation for your own sweat sessions, so I decided to bring them back. And I figured since today is January 1st and you might have a fitness-related resolution for the new year, I would publish it a day early. There are 3 awesome (i.e. hard!) workouts included, and I hope they’re just what you need for a fit week of workouts. Happy sweating!
Holy cow, this workout killed my quads… and lungs. It was a good one for sure!
Oh, how I missed KFIT. So glad I was able to join the KFIT crew for this workout. I miss those ladies! FYI: 90-second hill heavy is on a spin bike.
Guys, I friggin’ love Orangetheory and “dragged” Mal there last week to try it with me. He really liked it, too! My gosh, Orangetheory is such an amazing workout. It involves treadmill intervals (running or walking), rowing, free weights, TRX, BOSU, and more. Love, love, love!
FYI: My favorite workout tank (pictured above – I have it in 3 different colors) is on sale for just $21 right now! I love it because it’s one of those tops that you don’t have to think about. It’s comfy and just stays put!
My friend Marisa and I teamed up for this workout at Salt Shack and finished in about 22 minutes. It was a great Saturday sweat session!
Question of the Day
What’s your workout schedule look like for next week?
Here’s my plan:
- Sunday: Off
- Monday: CrossFit
- Tuesday: Off
- Wednesday: KFIT or CrossFit – depends on the workout (I’m trying to do more endurance workouts)
- Thursday: At-home workout or run outside – depends on the weather
- Friday: CrossFit
- Saturday: CrossFit
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