Well it's Friday and here we are again with some more good stuff for you to explore. It's been a crazy for me this week. Did you ever feel like you did so much work, but somehow accomplished so little? Yeah that was one of my weeks, on top being knocked on my backside thanks to a cold. I'm not sick often so when I am, I'm miserable and also a big fat baby. Beyond that now thankfully.
OK enough about my cold and everyone feeling sorry for me, let's get to the goods.
Girls Who Powerlift and Grrrl-Neither of these are blogs specifically, but they still are working hard to send a damn good message. Both of these companies I follow on Instagram and if you're a coach, a fitness enthusiast or just want to see some great stuff being put out there, check them out. Both of these companies are working very hard at putting the kaybash on the message the mainstream media is trying to shove down out throats (does the word toned ring a bell?), and that being strong as a woman is a good thing!
Early Sports Specialization Is Killing The Health of Our Kids- This is a message to parents that think their kid is gods gift on the athletic field and will be in the (inset sport) Hall of Fame. Perhaps they will, but one way to be sure they never come close is to specialize in a sport WAY too early. If you watch sports, look at the best in each one, then look up what sports (plurarl) they played in high school, 9 times out of 10 it's at least 2 or 3 different ones. Dr. Greg Shaible's (via Dr. John Rusin) article explains what specialization too early is so not so good for your kids.
5 Myths of Pregnancy and Strength Training-Seeing as I know a few pregnant (or recently pregnant) ladies in my life, no not mine calm down. this article is appropriate to bring up. I'm pretty sure I've posted similar before (so sorry for cheating) but it's too good and too appropriate to pass up. Jessie Mundell of GGS (and many other things) is pretty knowledgable on the subject and she's been training pre and post natal women for quite some time. If you're scared to pick up something remotely heavy while pregnant, read this first.
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