Weekly Fitness Reads: 7.6.15

The internet is a scary place when it comes to information, especially when it comes to fitness and nutrition. One google search can give you a million conflicting opinions. Sifting through the mess can be a difficult, confusing endeavor. Ain’t nobody got time for that, well almost nobody. I do have time for that. In this weekly post, I’ll do the work for you and provide you with some of the finest articles from the far reaches of the fitness blogosphere.


Once again, principles are more important than details. Principles can be applied to different situations, whereas details are dependent on context. Understanding the principles behind effective fitness programs yields a broader base of knowledge and applicability makes deciphering fitness information infinitely less confusing.


Soreness does not necessarily equal results. In other words, just because you are sore after a workout, doesn’t mean you’re doing anything productive. The opposite is also true: just because you aren’t sore after a workout doesn’t mean you didn’t have a killer, effective workout that will yield noticeable results with consistency


Detoxes are bullshit. Nia Shanks is rad and you should read her blog regularly. Sugar detoxes may make sense on paper, because it’s true: most Americans do consume way too much sugar. However, that doesn’t mean the sugar needs to be detoxed out, whatever the hell that means. Maybe just start consuming less sugar over the long term in a sustainable way?


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