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Welcome to Thor’s Reads, my curated reading list. That’s all. My main blog is Thor Falk, my curated links are on Thor’s Reads, my WODs are on Thor’s WODs, and my series of guides is on Thor’s Guides.

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The Difference Between Eating Paleo and “Being Paleo”

March 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

I would like to quote, but really, I’d need to quote the article. It really picks up where Kurt Harris left it with Paleo 2.0

via Guest Post: The Difference Between Eating Paleo and “Being Paleo” | Free The Animal.

Onward by Moving Forward (or #paleo has gone tribal) via @FreeTheAnimal

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Richard has a very thoughtful post – and I cant agree more with him on the tribal thing. Paleo has great ideas, but not all the answers for everyone. And once people start identifying themselves with an eating style (“I am Paleo” vs “I am Vegan”) then objectivity often goes out the window

What I want to do going forward is to take a sensible, thoughtful, skeptical, and flexible approach to this whole thing. I’m not prepared to “slam paleo” or excise it from my writing vocabulary; but instead, continue to seek out synthesis among various approaches to a decent diet and exercise regimen.

via Onward by Moving Forward | Free The Animal.

100 Healthy Snack Ideas via @FitnessEMU

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Six Sisters’ Stuff: Fresh Food Friday: 100 Healthy Snack Ideas.

disclaimer: I don’t quite agree with all of them; eg I dont see why Yogurt should be low fat to be healthy, and “string cheese” would is in the category “over engineered foods” in my book. But you dont have to agree with everything on a list of 100…

Dan John on winning, losing, and a consistent program

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

| Dan John.

Long post. Worth reading. Why do people expect the fundamentals to change by the way?

My favorite workshop remains the “Work-Rest-Play-Pray” diagram that I learned in the Second Grade. Not long ago, I gave a presentation where I referenced this, just for a second, and a woman came up after and said that I always talk about the same thing and she had heard this at Charles Staley’s bootcamp years ago.

Well, good for you. You should have listened the first time. Yes, it upset my frail ego to hear that as, to be honest, there is NOTHING more important in this field of strength, fitness and conditioning than the connections between your training and your life.

The Legend of Marlboro Marc via @Critical MAS

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

He would run an entire marathon chain smoking cigarettes.

via The Legend of Marlboro Marc | Critical MAS.

Pale(br)o Science via @ConditioningResearch

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

A sarcastic term implying that the time tested, muscle building wealth of knowledge developed and utilized by successful, experienced bodybuilders is inferior to the continually shifting hypotheses of articulate, textbook-savvy 155lb. chemists with little or no real world first-person experience to substantiate their conclusions.

Now if he puts it this way, then broscience can actually be something very positive – for the record, I am sure that Mark Rippetoe knows more about strength training than any “articulate, textbook-savvy 155lb. chemists”

via Conditioning Research: Pale(br)o Science.

Good Science (Examine.com) via @conditioningresearch

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Conditioning Research: Good Science.

Over 30 and Still Training?

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

having to miss a week of training due to work obligations should not be considered the end of the world and lead to tantrums or depression.

via Over 30 and Still Training: Advice For Adult CrossFitters and Grapplers | Breaking Muscle.

Things You Need to Know Before Taking Supplements

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Also, unlike drug products, there are no provisions in the law for the FDA to “approve” dietary supplements for safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer. Once a dietary supplement is marketed, the FDA has to prove the product is not safe in order to restrict its use or remove it from the market.

via Shocking Things You Need to Know Before Taking Supplements | Breaking Muscle.

It’s Not a Skirt, It’s a KILT! Highland Athletics 101

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s Not a Skirt, It’s a KILT! Highland Athletics 101 | Breaking Muscle.

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains via @Critical MAS

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Great post – I might even read the book if I can concentrate long enough…

Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I’d spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. That’s rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration often starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle.

via The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains | Critical MAS.

Zone Diet vs Paleo Diet: What’s the difference? via @daimanuel @fitnessemu

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

great summary!

Zone Diet vs Paleo Diet: What’s the difference? | The Moose is Loose.

more info in Thor’s Guides on low carb diets and Paleo

Food and the Brain: Antioxidants via @Fooducate

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Food and the Brain: Antioxidants | Fooducate.

5 Reasons Why Your Internet Fitness Guru is Full of … via @elitefts

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

funny read!

via The Angry Coach: 5 Reasons Why Your Internet Fitness Guru is Full of Shit.

How stress wrecks your gut and what you can do about it via @chriskresser

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

How stress wrecks your gut.

Food Fortification: A Risky Experiment? via @pauljaminet

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Perfect Health Diet » Food Fortification: A Risky Experiment?.

previous posts via @benbruno1

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

good fitness readsBen Bruno.

How effective is pre-planned training?

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

How effective is pre-planned training? | HRVtraining.

The Ten Commandments of Strength & Conditioning Writing Practices

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Bret Contreras » The Ten Commandments of Strength & Conditioning Writing Practices.

Long, but extremely good.

Fitness Role Models Revisited

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seems my realistic role models weren’t realistic at all. I spent over a decade slamming the weights trying to bulk up. Although I gained some muscle, I also gained fat and was frequently sore or injured from pushing my physique further than it wanted to go. I had painkillers, X-Rays, cortisone shots and even a surgery. I wasted thousands on supplements, protein powder and energy bars. All in the quest to gain more muscle.

These days I have no fitness role models. Once I dropped the excess weight and inflammation, I was happy with my results.

via Fitness Role Models Revisited | Critical MAS.

Pressing Considerations for the Older Lifter via @dieselstrength

March 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Pressing Considerations for the Older Lifter – Part 2 | Diesel Strength.

Obesity: 5 Things You Should Know via @markyoungtrain

March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Become A Personal Trainer | PTDC | Personal Trainers and Obesity: 5 Things You Should Know.

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

How Companies Learn Your Secrets – NYTimes.com.

Common Running Injuries (Infographic)

March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Common Running Injuries (Infographic) | Naturally Engineered – StumbleUpon.

Food variety graph at natgeo

March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

National Geographic Magazine – NGM.com.

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