Thursday, July 29, 2010

Link Dump

It's been a while since my last link dump, so this is going to be a big one. In no particular order:

Take your vitamin D.

And a cold shower.

Jesse Jackson Jr. made the list of The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful People (on Capitol Hill) – not because of his involvement in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, but because he’s a “fitness nut” who converted a racquetball court in the Congressional gym into a “space dedicated martial arts, yoga, Pilates, and the P90X exercise program.”

“Toning” shoes = snake oil.

You can work out anywhere – and not having shoes is no excuse.

Here’s how to run an ultramarathon.

The China Study is bunk, so eat some meat.

I’ve successfully made my own beef jerky. Is pemmican next?

Mark Sisson’s about to unveil his Primal Blueprint Fitness program, which will center around Workouts of the Week (WOWs) posted every Monday on his site. From the description, WOWs sound a lot like CrossFit Workouts of the Day (WODs), which led one reader to ask Sisson to distinguish between the two. In the comments section of his blog post, Sisson responded:
There will be some similarities between WOWs and WODs, but some distinct differences, too. Most notably, we’re working on constructing WOWs that:

a) occasionally use specialized equipment, but with a focus on workouts where you can use ANY kind of weight (where a dumbbell, kettlebell, weight vest, heavy rock, etc. will do equally well)

b) occasionally use specialized equipment but with weightless (i.e. bodyweight) variations also provided
In other words, Sisson's WOWs are going to be very similar to WODs, but updated less frequently, and with less equipment to buy.

Lastly, it appears that I may be an addict. (And if you’re reading this, you’re probably one, too.)