Archives For crossfit

Check these out:

  1. Iron Evolution Reflections Part 1 by Dave Tate
  2. Strength & Barbells: The Foundations of Fitness by Michael Wolf
  3. Instinctive Training by Jim Wendler
  4. Why Weightlifting Will Not Grow Without Crossfit by Kirksman

Some of my posts you might have missed:

  1. Dwight Schrute’s “Gym For Muscles”
  2. Schiek Dowel Lifting Straps Review
  3. 327.5lbs Bench Press PR Video
  4. Rogue Fitness Flat Utility Bench Review

And a few helpful articles I’ve come across this past week:

  1. 12 months with 5/3/1: A Beginner’s Insight by Paul Sutton
  2. How To Squat Low by Charles Poliquin
  3. Chin-Up Progressions for Women (The One Rep Hump) Part III by Tony Gentilcore
  4. A New Way of Assisting Pullups by Stevo
  5. Beginner's Guide To CrossFit by Steve Kamb
  6. Worst Celebrity Diets by Brandon Morrison
  7. IRON: Finding Success in Happiness from eliteFTS
  8. 38 Wisdom Tips by Rob King
  9. You Don't Want It Bad Enough by James Smith

Whey Protein Powder

Yummy

I have been training seriously for about 9-10 months now, however I haven't taken any "bodybuilding" supplements for almost 9-10 years. I've made some pretty good progress, but lately I've been thinking about adding some whey protein to my diet.

So after weeks (maybe months?) of thinking & debating with myself, I finally ordered some whey protein.

I find that sometimes:

  • my meals don't contain enough meat
  • takes too long to prepare and cook meat
  • the quality of the meat is pure crap (i.e. hot dogs)
  • I'm just to lazy to cook up a high protein meal

So to remedy this, I picked up three 5lbs tubs of whey protein isolate from Whey-Factory.com (best deal I could find in Canada).

Personally I don't think you should be taking bodybuilding supplements unless you're already training, making progress, and have a fairly decent diet. But since I got these covered, increasing my protein intake & keeping it more consistent via supplementation seems like a good investment.

25% off & free shipping probably influenced my decision too LOL.

Anyways, here are some good reads I've come across this past week:

  1. ThePsychologyofFitness.com tells you why you should "TRAIN" and not "workout"
  2. Stevo from SAPT shares his opinion and raises some good points about Crossfit.
    • My take on it: Some people love it, others hate it. Personally, although I don't do Crossfit myself, but I think it's probably better than most things out there available to the general public. I'm talking infomercial programs, fitness/muscle magazine's cookie cutter workouts, martial arts McDojo's, etc etc.
  3. Jim Wendler explains how to use "5/3/1" for beginners. He also shows you how you can increase your squat & deadlifts by adding power cleans at the beginning of your training session, and how awesome it is to develop a huge yoke.