Welcome to this week’s Variety Hour–my personal pick of the most inspiring, thought-provoking, interesting or sometimes funny posts from the past seven days. Putting this list o’ lovely links together has made me a bit less depressed about Mother Nature deciding to throw a hissy-fit at the END OF MARCH. Just as the snow was melting and we were getting all excited about spring, it has to snow and turn into Winter Wonderland all over again. Boo. I’m sending Mother Nature to time out. In the meantime, here’s this week’s posts.
For Fitness Enthusiasts
- R.I.P. The Barbell? Josh Henkin provides some interesting food for thought.
- How To Bully A Barbell. On the Other end of the spectrum, Travis Schefcik describes some strategies that may help you show the bar who’s boss.
- 100 Things That Are Awesome. Matt Wichlinski’s Strength Shop is pretty awesome, but here’s his list.
- The Path of the Buttercup. Ever since attending a Whole9 seminar (which I’ll write all about soon), I’ve been addicted to Dallas and Melissa’s site. This is an interesting article on overtraining vs. undertraining.
- I Haven’t Done Shit. And that can be healthy sometimes! Not a fitness article per se, but I thought it tied in nicely. (And word on the street is that Johnny B. Truant has a mean deadlift.)
- Ask Dr. K: Tips For Female Grapplers. When Krista Scott-Dixon speaks, I listen. Always.
- Injured Soldier Finds Motivation in BJJ. Very moving.
Food For Thought
- ‘Soft Skills’ Needed to Crack C-suite. Interpersonal skills, cross-cultural competence and leadership ability are useful skills for managers–but we knew that already, right?
- On Blogs Being Dead is some excellent analysis by Charlie Gilkey which made me think about why I will sit down for hours with a copy of Wired but merely scan headlines on many blog posts. His is worth reading all the way through.
- The Scientific Gender Gap explains, among other things, why female calculus teachers are important.
- Real People. Real Salaries. I found Parade’s slideshow interesting and thought you might, too.
Poetical (Yes, it is a word! I just made it up!)
- open up any way is moving poetry from the ever-amazing Danielle LaPorte. “engage every cell in fiercely wishing: to be seen. to be graduated. adored. valued. validated. met.” Beautiful.
- Despair: You Are So Busted. Jen Louden gives some guidance on dismantling despair-induced depression.
- Lawsuit Filed Against Ultimate Women Challenge Producers is a follow-up piece to Leaked: Ultimate Women Challenge Disaster: Filming Plagued by Lack of Foods, Funds & Training (an article I’ve previously mentioned during variety hour).
- Step Up And Face The Beast! The Beast Sled is an amazing fitness tool we developed to help you take your performance to the next level! If you want to build strength, develop speed, maximize endurance–even work on active recovery–the Beast will help you step it up a notch and get results! I could go on and on, but will just let you check it out yourself.