This is our last Stuff We Like This Week for the year. We’ll be back in January once the Best Of 2015 compilation posts build up.
In the meantime, this week we’ve been enjoying reading all about caffeine and creatine, realistic strength goals for women, focusing on results, dealing with bicep tendonitis and how and why you should meditate. Yes, even (and perhaps especially!) you, the guy rowing 120kgs with one arm and benching a small house.
Have a happy holidays!

Kiefer does a great job in this post explaining the hows and whys of caffeine and creatine use. It doesn’t have to be complicated!

Reading Carb Backloading and knowing the general supplement regimen he recommends in his manuals will help further with your understanding but everything you need to know about these two extremely useful supplements is covered in this post.

You can find the post here.

Artemis Scantalides ropes in a number of well recognised and excellent trainers to get their take on females training and the double bodyweight deadlift. Well worth reading, especially if you work with a lot of women yourself.

You can find the blog post here.

A short, simple and to the point post from Ross Enamait that new trainers would do well to follow and old trainers already know: don’t fall into the trap of trying to do things that are new just because they’re new. Results are what matter.

You can find the blog post here.

We’ve shared quite a few posts about how to deal with various pains and mobility issues in our Stuff We Like series.

Obviously, great coaches ensure their clients have the lowest chance of injury possible given their training goals but sometimes issues come up.

Here’s an excellent post from Matt Reynolds via The Art of Manliness detailing a seven step approach to alleviating the pain from bicep tendonitis and hopefully help prevent future problems.

You can find the blog post here.

This is a great introduction to meditation, giving you plenty of information as to why you should meditate, a little background and lots of tips on best practice.

Give yourself the gift of learning to meditate this holiday season and things might not get as stressful as they have in the past!

You can find the full blog post here.