If you’re debating how to get your girl to lift without inadvertently ending the relationship, here is your out. Pass the job off to Jessi Kneeland, who pioneered Remodel Fitness. This fitness blog/coaching site is a hell of a way to inspire women to squat (and maybe train some upper body too).
Here’s a fascinating article called, The Surprising Reason I’m Always Mostly Naked. Maybe it’ll start a trend, (fingers crossed).
Here’s a unique departure from some of the previous muscle-head URL’s. The proprietor, Ross Enamait has been in the training game for 15 years, is a published author, and not to mention a hard-ass boxing coach.
“To put it bluntly, I only write about topics that I’m experienced in and believe in. I don’t write for the sake or writing.” – Ross Enamait.
We can appreciate that. In a fitness community that’s saturated with Instagram nutritionists and self-proclaimed experts, a high-level trainer like Ross could be a valuable resource for high intensity and sport specific training.
Step up your core training game with his article on rollouts.
Let’s all get zen for a moment and embrace the lifestyle of health. This blog isn’t just about curls, cardio, or even calories — it’s about the balance of them all. Manuel lays out his five pillars to the reader: Fitness, Family, Finances, Faith, and Fun. It may sound ridiculous to the common gym bro, but hey, even we need some zen to come down from all that semi-legal pre-workout.
To be perfectly honest, this site will probably help you live a bit longer, if not better, and it’s suitable for just about any demographic. Impress the fit chicks by showing them you can do more than count by 45’s. This How To Cook A Perfect Oven Roast Like A Boss article looks life changing.
Are you into Olympic Lifting? Good, because Greg Everett is too, and he’s done nothing short of creating the penultimate guide to crushing your PR’s. Catalyst Athletics is everything Olympic Lifting, but also much more — nutrition, motivation, tips, and even guide books on mastering the several primary lifts. Complete with a podcast, discussion board, online store, and articles, Everett’s online lifter’s paradise gets casual and fairly dense with the quality of information.
This quick tips page is one way to get knee deep in the Olympic Lifting game.
Lift Like A Girl
Here’s another for the women in your life. Nia Shanks is quite the philanthropist, encouraging the fairer sex near and far to get down with some barbells — ipso facto, more fit chicks.
Lift Like A Girl is most definitely a unique facet of the internet. You don’t see many women hoisting loaded bars wrapped in chains very often, and least of all in the midst of motivation and nutrition articles. Stop by Nia’s online gain center, after all, lifting form is the same for men and women.
Mark’s Daily Apple
This is a truly interesting corner of the internet. Mark Sisson, you may have heard the name before, is the man behind those “primal” ideas floating around fitness circles. Promoting the practice of “ancestral eating” (consuming foods in line with what your ancestors ate), paleo diet structures, and overall sound health techniques, Sisson has without a doubt made his mark on health and fitness.
For a guy in his 60’s, Mark looks damn great (maybe all those avocados and lettuce wraps are a good idea). At the very least, spend some time perusing his diet and nutrition articles. They could help detox the Saturday nights out of you.
Stronglifts may be the simplest, yet perfect link we’ve placed here. No, it won’t give you 15 different articles on the benefits of Deer Antler Spray, discuss the science behind knee wraps, or give you a different approach to Hammer Curls, but it will be effective. The key is in its simplicity.
Promoting the 5×5 lifting program, the author Mehdi explains his personal success with one of the most tried and true modalities in all of fitness. If you’re a seasoned gym bro this may seem elementary, however, going back to the basics of Squats, Bench, and Deadlifts always brings the gains. Respect to Stronglifts for taking the bullsh*t out of training.
Let The Gains Begin
Do yourself a favor this year and pick at least one. Even take a step further and choose one that’s far removed from your comfort zone – discomfort leads to growth.