Bi-Weekly Roundup – Oct 14, 2018

Welcome to the 9th bi-weekly roundup. The only place that gives you one easy place to retrieve all the rantings, ravings, and general diatribes that I have unleashed on the world of health, fitness, movement, and wellness in the last two weeks.

I was away for part of the last two weeks (on the other side of the continent, below the 49th parallel) but I am back just in time to watch the leaves fall off the trees and the cargo shorts turn into cargo pants. We are also closing in on the end of race season here in Canada which means I will be having some openings in my coaching roster – jus’ sayin’.

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Now, on with the roundup. If any of the following topics happen to tickle your fancy, click the underlined text to read or listen.


Scientific American Strain versus Sprain: What’s the Difference?  They share similar signs and symptoms, but the difference comes down to ligaments versus tendons.

Get-Fit GuyDoes Pure Barre Work? Getting Fit with Barre Classes In this episode of undercover-fit guy, I once again dig out my fake nose and moustache to infiltrate the workout craze known as Pure Barre. My goal: to find out what Pure Barre is, how it works, and whether or not it is a good way to get fit.

Get-Fit GuyHow to Stick to Your Fitness Goals with Joe De Sena For many people, motivating yourself to exercise is an ongoing project. Many of us struggle with getting and staying motivated when it comes to our exercise and movement practices. In his new book, today’s guest Joe De Sena shares a few ways to get off the couch (and stay off the couch).

Endurance Planet – Tawnee Returns: Lessons in Healing, Mindfulness and Personal Growth While re-introducing our much-missed show host, Tawnee and I discuss the transformation that can occur after trauma and the strategies you can implement while dealing with loss.

Endurance Plant – Ask the Coaches 271 Fuelling for a Double, Hill Training 101, Should Kids Take Supplements, MAF on Limited Time, and more!

Ben Greenfield FitnessAudience Q&A #390 Is Nicotine Healthy, How Long Does Stem Cell Therapy Last, A New Way To Fast & Much More!

Blog Posts:

Get-Fit GuyFeel Sleepy? Research Says Hit the Stairs, Not the Coffee Cup Feeling sleepy at the office? Instead of heading for the coffee shop, try climbing some stairs.

Get-Fit Guy – Can You Reduce Body Fat in One Specific Spot? It would be awesome if there was a way to take one specific part of your body, like your belly or the back of your arms, and make all the fat in that area burn away, wouldn’t it? Sadly, that is not how the body works.


BrockArmstrong.comWorkout of the Week #17 I show you one of the variations of a workout I did while staying in a hotel in Chicago earlier this week. This is great for hotels, small spaces, or anywhere else you want to fit in a workout without any fitness gear.


Road running – I can’t let the race season end yet, so I have signed up for the Fall Classic 10k on Nov 4. The race goes up and down and around the gorgeous UBC campus. If you plan to be there, let me know and we can have a coffee after!


I will leave you with this photo I caught of 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2 x ITU World Champion, Gwen Jorgensen when she was about 200 metres from the finish line of the Chicago Marathon last weekend. I know that she wasn’t pleased with her outcome but I was pleased to see her on the course.

Now, get out there and get that body moving!

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