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.
Ok! Now on with the show 🙂
Scientific American – The Easiest Way to Get Fit? “Incidental Movement” is Key Selling my car was one of the most beneficial things I have ever done for my health and well-being.
Get-Fit Guy – Why Cross-Training Is Essential (and Improves Your DNA) While it’s necessary to train in ways that are specific to your chosen sport, cross-training is also an extremely beneficial training component, one that can benefit you all the way down to your DNA.
Get-Fit Guy – What Is Green Exercise? Simply being outdoors can lower our levels of stress, our pulse rate, and even our blood pressure. But what happens when we exercise in a green space?
Endurance Planet – Ask The Coaches #263 Training for a Hilly 10k, When to Ignore Cardiac Drift, Interpreting VO2 Max Tests, Glycogen Replenishing, and more.
Ben Greenfield Fitness – Q&A 386 The Best Biohacks For Longevity & Drive, The Magic Of Sprinting, Fighting Psychology & More.
Get-Fit Guy – New to Lifting Weights? How to Start the Smart Way Fitness professionals and members of the general public alike are getting on board with the fact that weightlifting or resistance training is important for overall health, fat loss, and attaining your performance goals. But if you have never done it before, how should you start?
Get-Fit Guy – Can Simply Sitting in a Hot Tub Improve Your Health? According to new research, regular sessions of soaking in a hot tub may improve your health. Is it just me or does this sound too easy to be true? Let’s take a closer look.
Brock Armstrong – Slow Weight Loss for Performance While you athletes 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.
Facebook – Get-Fit Guy: Workout of the Week #10 Every two weeks, I jump on Facebook for a Q&A session that I like to call my “Workout of the Week.” This past week, I answered questions about breathing techniques for running, why even professionals need to take classes occasionally, and how music can help lower your rating of perceived exertion (and lead to me running extra hill repeats).
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Until next time, get out there and keep moving!