Fit to Be Linked – Oct. 28, 2013

I find it pretty interesting that the gym, part of a small local chain, in the expensive part of town has both nicer equipment and less people than gyms in other areas. Seemingly against the stereotypes of the affluent residents — more money and free time to spend on a gym — I’ve now found a place to go after work that’s not going to be a crowded beatdown of a workout every evening after work. Best part of it all? It’s exactly half-way between work and home. Good bye, rush hour blues!

Here’s this week’s Fit to Be Linked. 
We’ll start with a nice, short, interesting read over at EliteFTS. I had something similar when we first started this online area of MetroWeekly. Here is their Strength 101: Part 1. [EliteFTS] (http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/strength-101-part-i-strength-and-the-body/)
In a strong case of if-it’s-worth-it, SuppVersity is offering some great performance increases… at the cost of your self-respect, dignity, and underwear. Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) increased the squats (+27%) and bench (+6%) of athletes in less than 60 minutes. [SuppVersity] (http://suppversity.blogspot.ca/2013/10/sodium-bicarbonate-for-strength.html)
I’ve slowly started coming around to the idea of yoga. Only thing now, is to get over my irrational fear of passing gas in a quiet room full of people. [Fitness Magazine] (http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/yoga-101/)
In the grand circle of life, a new documentary titled Generation Iron was released just over a month ago. Similar to the predecessor “Pumping Iron”, filmmakers followed around today’s top body builders to gather footage for the flick. Here’s a short review, to find out if you’re interested or not. [Inside Pulse]( http://insidepulse.com/2013/10/26/generation-iron-review/)
Admittedly a bit heavy on the weightlifting links this week, but I can’t not  share a great write up of my favorite leg exercise: the front squat. [RTS]( http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/front-squat/) 

Anyway, here’s this week’s Fit to Be Linked.

We’ll start with a nice, short, interesting read over at EliteFTS. I wrote something similar when I first started the Health blog on MetroWeekly. Here is their Strength 101: Part 1. [EliteFTS]

In a strong case of if-it’s-worth-it, SuppVersity is offering some great performance increases… at the cost of your self-respect, dignity, and underwear. Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) increased the squats (+27%) and bench (+6%) of athletes in less than 60 minutes. [SuppVersity]

I’ve slowly started coming around to the idea of yoga. Only thing now is to get over my irrational fear of passing gas in a quiet room full of people. [Fitness Magazine]

Generation Iron

In the grand circle of life, a new documentary titled Generation Iron was released just a bit over a month ago. Similar to the predecessor “Pumping Iron”, film makers followed around today’s top body builders to gather footage for the flick. Here’s a short review, to find out if you’re interested or not. [Inside Pulse]

Admittedly a bit heavy on the weight lifting links this week, but I have to share a great write up of my favorite leg exercise: the front squat. [RTS]

 

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