I hope everyone had happy Thanksgiving with their family and loved ones. Here are this week’s Articles & Videos You Should See.
Drink Green Tea – Charles Poliquin provides some great research on the benefits of drinking green tea. Not many young athletes will appreciate the anti-inflammatory benefits, but they will come running to the thought of protecting against alcohol effects.
My Training: Body, Mind and Self Control – Training is much more than gaining a physiological adaption to physical stress placed on the body. Jen Comas Keck gives some good points, and an interesting view by including self-control (it may seem strange, but it fits very well).
Do You Know Someone Struggling to Gain Weight? – I can’t tell you how many times I’m asked about supplements on a daily basis. Most of the people asking are asking for when they START lifting, aka – they aren’t doing anything right now (and looking for the magic pill). Too bad there isn’t one.
Strength – Good article for anyone training boxers/MMA fighters by Chad Howse. I am a big fan of the mindset he establishes in his writing. Attack everything and never, ever quit.
Stevie Johnson TD Dance – Just one video this week, but I thought it was hilarious. If you missed the Jets vs Bills game on Sunday, then you probably missed one of the funniest touchdown celebrations of the season. As you may recall, Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg in New York a couple years ago, then went to prison for it. Well…Burress is now a member of the Jets, and made for a perfect theme for Johnson’s celebration. Too bad Johnson blew a chance to win the game, while Burress had a touchdown of his own to help earn the victory. Lesson for the day – celebrate when the W is in the books.
Let me know any thoughts you may have on the above resources, I hope you find them as useful as I have. If I can ever help you or your program in any way, please don’t hesitate to ask.
All the best,
Drew Henley, CSCS, USAW