Squatting, breakfast and vegans

By February 26, 2016Stuff We Like
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I’ve been away on holiday for much of this week, so I’ve not had as much time for research as I normally would. I did finally get around to reading Deep Water by Jon Andersen, my only regret being that it took so long to get to it. Well worth your time and money.
In the meantime, this week we’re sharing some quality blog posts on muscular growth through squatting, improving your HRV, what to eat for breakfast, primal tips for vegetarians and vegans and how a prominent nutrition blogger eats.
After we shared Lyle’s 3 part series on Changing Technique last week, he wrote this shorter blog post, discussing the basics of the science between training with squats and whole body growth.
Lyle delves into why the total body growth effect from just training legs is minimal at best and puts to bed the notion that you need to squat to grow large muscles elsewhere. Definitely worth a read.
You can find the blog post here.

If you use Heart Rate Variability (HRV) technology and are interested in upping your HRV (and your conditioning!), then this post from Joel Jamieson will give you a few ideas to consider and implement, as well as some target number ranges to aim for as regards your HRV and your chosen sports.

You can read the full post here.

Dain Wallis goes through the first thing he addresses with most of his clients: Breakfast. Similar in scope to why Kiefer recommends what he does within his books, Carb Nite and Carb Backloading, in this post Dain offers a well written summary as to how to think about breakfast and what it does to your body, as well as a couple of compelling alternative solutions to what most people would consider a standard breakfast.

You can read the full post here.

Seventeen excellent tips for how vegans and vegetarians can consider their diet from a primal perspective that go way beyond “stop eating so much pasta and bread”. Probably too far in a couple of instances for most vegetarians if I’m honest (eating oysters & insects? I think most vegetarians would decline those tempting options, whatever the rationale!) but definitely an excellent and thoughtful list.

I really enjoy reading how certain people live their lives in relation to their food, their fitness training and their work lives. In this instance, Stephan Guyenet goes into some significant detail sharing what sorts of food he eats and what he drinks throughout the year. It’s an entertaining and illuminating read and makes me quite jealous of his little flock of hens and sizeable garden farm!

You can read the full post here.