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

Welcome to this bi-weekly 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.

I wrote an article last winter called 11+ Winter Workouts to Stay Fit in Freezing Temps that you may want to check out, if you live in such a local. And feel free to send me some suggestions, if it inspires you.

That is all I will say about snow for now — but if you like the way I think, you can find out more about my personal coaching packages at

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 The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness to Exercise
If all of your workouts involve some type of distraction, it may be time to add some mindfulness into your workout regimen.

Get-Fit GuyHow to Train for a Long Distance Race
Whether it is a full marathon or a 10k, training for a race can have less than desirable consequences if you are not prepared. Today’s guests, Angie and Trevor Spencer of Marathon Training Academy, discuss ways that you can avoid the pitfalls and arrive at your finish line healthy and happy.

Get-Fit Guy – Want a Bigger Chest? 3 Key Tips and a Workout
Your chest muscles are important for many things (other than filling out a t-shirt). They are responsible for flexing your upper arm when you swim, moving your arm inwards when you are riding a bike, rotating your arm bone toward your body while you walk or run, and also simply breathing deeply.

Endurance Planet – Ask the Coaches #274
In this episode of Ask the Coaches, Brock and Lucho answer listener’s questions about knowing your potential as an athlete, what is the way to run downhill, how to not rely on your GPS so much, and the best way to return from a sacral fracture.

Ben Greenfield Fitness – Q&A Episode #392
What To Do When You Can’t Exercise, How To Fuel With Ketones For Long Runs, How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Muscle, and Is Heavy Lifting Bad For The Heart?

Blog Posts:

Oops! Apparently, I have been slacking off in the Blog department. I will get writing again soon… I promise!


Photo of Brock in a pushup position
The Brock Armstrong websiteWork of the Week #20
This “workout of the week” is all about how you can exercise all the different parts of the chest, to maximize strength and tone, without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Now, get out there and get that body moving!

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