We’re already nearly a twelfth of the way through the year! It feels like January has gone by extremely quickly. While we hope your fitness business is doing record business so far this year, we’ve been busy putting together the final touches to our completely updated workout builder and recorder functions and then we’ll be launching our service for everyone. So we’re extremely busy right now, with a lot of testing and chatting with our beta users, as well as lots of other fitness industry people, so we know exactly how you want our software to work for your business.

If you’d like to get involved at this stage and would like to have a chat with me about the fitness industry and your business within it, do please get in touch by using our Contact Us page.

In the meantime, our Stuff We Like post this week includes one more round up from 2015 (I make no promises that this is the last one. But it’s probably the last one), a list of the best exercises you should be doing, how to make the move from lean to ripped, back pain help and ab wheel core strength development.

We shared three of Eric’s “Best of” articles back in our first Stuff We Like post of the year. Here’s just one more, with links to Cressey’s favourite features, including some excellent articles on Sports Performance Training, Coaching Cues and Strength Strategies.

You can find the full post here.

The Poliquin Group list out their top ten exercises, with a whole load of solid reasoning behind each of their choices. There’s not much in the way of surprises here (and nor should there be) but just being reminded of Garhammer Raises and why we should do them made me happy!

You can find the list of exercises here.

Keith Norris is a hell of an athlete and, at 51 years old, 220lbs and ripped, he walks the walk. In this excellent blog post, he goes through what it takes to go from lean to ripped and how to get the body you really want. Get serious about the basics first, then understanding and increasing your insulin sensitivity is how to go about it.

There are obvious parallels with some of Kiefer’s work here (especially Carb Backloading) with some additional information on lifestyle choices and some of the supplements and foods to help you along the way.

You can read the full post here.

This is a fascinating post from Stephan Guyenet on the basics of back pain and how it’s often nothing to do with structural issues, his personal journey with such pains, and how he has healed the vast majority of his back pain issues using the methods from one, inexpensive (it’s under $5 in the US and £3.49 in the UK on kindle) book Healing Back Pain by John Sarno.

If you help people who suffer from back pain, and I know many of you do, then this could be an excellent book for you to pick up.

You can read the full blog post here.

Ross Enamait shares some videos and thoughts on ab wheel rollouts and variations, and again reminds us that often keeping things simple, along with consistency, are key to serious long term progression.

You can find the full post here.