Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fitness Fabulous

A friend of mine has a fitness blog you might want to check out if you:

1) are a fitness buff
2) are interested in getting started on exercising
3) are a NS man looking to increase your fitness level
4) need motivation to start or continue exercising
5) need new ideas for your exercise regime
6) are in none of the above categories but enjoy exercising

He seems to particularly enjoy what is termed, erm (correct me if I am wrong), "Cross Fit". His exercise regime consists of not only running but training various other areas of the body. He also recommends diets, talks about cross fit competitions and include various tips and stories regarding exercising in general.

For instance, I found this piece of information in one of his post particularly interesting and useful:

Dr Daniel Lieberman, professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University, has been studying the growing injury crisis in the developed world for some time and has come to a startling conclusion: 'A lot of foot and knee injuries currently plaguing us are caused by people running with shoes that actually make our feet weak, cause us to over-pronate (ankle rotation) and give us knee problems.

'Until 1972, when the modern athletic shoe was invented, people ran in very thin-soled shoes, had strong feet and had a much lower incidence of knee injuries.'

Lieberman also believes that if modern trainers never existed more people would be running. And if more people ran, fewer would be suffering from heart disease, hypertension, blocked arteries, diabetes, and most other deadly ailments of the Western world.

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But at least you know you'll never limp again. Or so the leading companies would have you believe. Despite all their marketing suggestions to the contrary, no manufacturer has ever invented a shoe that is any help at all in injury prevention.

full story here

So if you do exercise to any extent, you might want to check out his blog, Fitness Fabulous, for an easy read.


Fitness Fabulous said...

Hey there, many thanks for the mention! =]

tstar said...

yo! no problem =)