Fitness Digest – Oct 13, 2019

I can’t believe it. Not only is it autumn already – but October is nearly halfway over!

Which means, for us in the Northern Hemisphere anyway, it is time to start pulling our cold weather movement practices (and gear) out of storage (metaphorical and physical) and get them back into the forefront. For me, that means doing things like setting up the bike trainer, switching my running shoes to ones with more grip, and perhaps buying some Swimmer’s Shampoo to protect what little hair I have left on my head from the indoor pool and its overly chlorinated-ness.

What does autumn mean for you, in terms of fitness and movement? What changes are you going to make to ensure that you don’t turn into a sedentary lump for the cold weather months? Let me know by hitting REPLY on this email and I will write an article on this topic and include your suggestions.

And with that, my friend, on with the digest!

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

My Podcasts:

Scientific American – Is It Possible to Get Fit Fast?
Everybody wants to get built right now or to run that 10k next month, but can you really get fit fast? And is that really the point?

Scientific AmericanThe Importance of Forearm Strength and How to Build It
Do you have weak forearms? Is your lack of forearm strength holding you back? In this podcast, I answer a listener’s question and get to the bottom of this weakness.

Get-Fit GuyCan You Use Yoga to Improve Your Athletic Performance?
Is there a way to use yoga to improve your performance and resilience at a particular sport? I met picked the brain of yoga practitioner, Abi Carver of Yoga15.com, to find out how she works with athletes to do just that. 

Get-Fit GuyHow to Stay Hydrated During Exercise
How important is staying hydrated during exercise? If you’re lugging around a fanny pack water bladder or sports beverages, you are overcomplicating it. (For some added hydration knowledge check out the Nutrition Diva’s article called When are Sports Drinks Necessary?)

Videos:

Hanging Leg Raises: Get-Fit Guy’s”Workout of the Week” #39
It may be one of the most overlooked core strengthening exercises but it is also one of the most effective. As well as working your lower abs, it activates your entire core while also challenging your shoulders, back, quads, and grip strength. Shout out to my mate, Graham Turner at https://www.instagram.com/gt_fit_at_50/ for reminding me of this awesome exercise.

Social Media:

The most popular post in the last two weeks was a photo of me and Abi Carver promoting the podcast episode I mentioned early about how to use yoga to increase your athletic performance. As you can see, we were both pretty excited about it!

Other Stuff:

My friend and business partner, Monica Reinagel, just kicked off her very eye-opening 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade again. If you feel like your diet could use an upgrade (and whose couldn’t?), I strongly encourage you to go check it out!

Brock’s Bi-weekly Roundup – Nov 25, 2018

Welcome to this bi-weekly BrockArmstrong.com roundup extravaganza. The only blog post that gives you one easy place to find all my rantings and ravings in the world of health, fitness, movement, and wellness from the last two weeks.

I spent last weekend in the frozen metropolis of Edmonton, Alberta (hi mom!). Despite the fact that I grew up in that city, I still forget how cold and snowy it can be – even in November. And while it would be easy to get grumpy about this and elect to stay indoors between the months of Nov and May (yikes) I find it much more pleasant to flip that thought on its head and instead decide to embrace the snow and cold and use it to my advantage.
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