Brock’s Bi-weekly Roundup – Aug 18, 2018

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Welcome to the fifth edition of the bi-weekly BrockArmstrong.com roundup. The blog post that gives you one convenient place to find all my Podcasts, Articles, Videos and other shenanigans in the world of health and wellness from the last two weeks. Continue reading “Brock’s Bi-weekly Roundup – Aug 18, 2018”

Brock’s Bi-weekly Roundup – Aug 4, 2018

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to the fourth edition of this bi-weekly Brock Armstrong dot com roundup. Woohoo!

This post is meant to give you one convenient place to find all the Podcasts, Blogs, Videos and shenanigans that I have released to the world of health and wellness in the last two weeks. Continue reading “Brock’s Bi-weekly Roundup – Aug 4, 2018”

Bi-Weekly Brock Round-up for June 24, 2018

Welcome to the second edition of the bi-weekly BrockArmstrong.com newsletter! This newsletter is meant to give you one convenient place to find the coolest things I’ve come across this week, including my latest blog posts, podcast episodes, news items, projects and a few other things that you may be interested in. Enjoy!

Before we get into anything else, I am itching to tell you about a program that is beginning in just a couple weeks… WEIGHLESS!

Here is the elevator pitch:
Weighless is a group coaching program that I run with Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva) that produces permanent weight loss through lifestyle modification, awareness, and behaviour change. Our unique approach maximizes fat loss, minimizes metabolic disruption, and builds sustainable habits. So, instead of learning how to lose weight, you learn how to weigh less.

You can find all the information at Weighless.Life and our next year-long program will begin on July 6. Continue reading “Bi-Weekly Brock Round-up for June 24, 2018”

Slow Weight Loss for Performance

If you are a serious (or even recreational) athlete, you want to get faster.  That is, after all, the name of the game. And for many of us, getting faster often means losing weight, which can be a tricky endeavour when you are also trying to nail your workouts and perform well at races and events.

While you definitely want to “weigh less,” you also don’t want to lose any precious muscle that also helps you go faster. There are many theories and different approaches to this dilemma but I think the best place to start is with how fast you lose the weight.

Research confirms that people who lose weight slowly lose less lean muscle than those who lose weight more quickly. Continue reading “Slow Weight Loss for Performance”

Why You Should Move More (but not to burn calories)

In my perfect world, calorie counters would be banned from all exercise machines.

Instead, I would add “number of limbs moved” or “variety of planes used” or, even better, I would add a “level of enjoyment” meter.

While we all know that staying physically active is essential to a long, healthy,  and productive life, many of us don’t make time for it in our busy lives. As easy as it would be for me to chalk this up to society being lazy or uninterested in their own wellbeing (beyond popping meds when your health gets out of control).

I think the real reason is that we, as a society, have mistakenly and inextricably linked exercise purely with weight loss.

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How to Start Using Pull-Up Bars

Before you start dangling, swinging, and pulling up:

  • Your hands are probably weak (sorry). If so, check out the article How to Increase Your Grip Strength.
  • Don’t jump right into swinging or pulling, first just hang. Even if that means you keep your feet (lightly) on the ground.
  • It is important to learn how to hang with your shoulders down and your shoulder blades rotated back and down. This will help you activate the correct muscles and not hurt yourself.

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