It’s time for another weekly installment of The Weekly Roundup: The Things That Didn’t Suck.  Each week I’ll feature 3 awesome articles that I read during the week that I feel everyone can benefit from, then some random highlights and lowlights from the week for some extra news. Each week you can expect to get quick access to impactful info and learn something new. A lot of stuff on the web just sucks – but not this stuff! Want on the list? Submit your best stuff to justinochoa@pacefitnessacademy.com!

TOP ARTICLES

The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps

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Stop Blaming Cramps on Dehydration

The cause of exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC) is a hot research topic. EAMC can occur in all populations, but it’s common with endurance athletes who have to perform repetitive movements for extended periods of time.

You’ve probably heard that muscle cramps are caused by dehydration. Well, recent studies don’t support this notion.

Written By: Arianna Hoffman

Published By: T-Nation

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The 5 Best Landmine Exercises You’re Not Doing

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Written By: John Rusin ft. Tony Gentilcore, Joel Seedman, Lee Boyce and Jonathan Mike

Published By: DrJohnRusin.com

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How to Optimize Rest Between Weight Lifting Sets

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“Filler” Exercises: Why You Need Them

The best solution to maximize weight room and recovery time is to program “filler exercises” between sets. These filler exercises are usually low intensity and target a problem area with focused mobility and/or stability movements. These exercises are a great compliment to the larger, more taxing WLMs. They don’t have to be revolutionary movements that you can throw your name on and go on a speaking tour about. Something as simple as an activation exercise in opposition of a large movement pattern can have a big pay off in the long run.

Written by: Zack Nielson

Published by: TeamBuildr

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

STREAM EPISODE 11 OF THE SAVED BY THE BARBELL PODCAST!

Last week we featured STACK.com’s Performance Director, Andy Haley, for the 11th episode of the Saved by the Barbell Podcast and it was a blast! Andy is the gatekeeper of content at STACK, who sees over 4 million unique viewers a month. Want to pick the brain of a true expert in his field? This is your episode! You’ll get some great key takeaways on what it takes to create content like a boss, no matter what industry you’re in!

LISTEN HERE!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PT. 2:

“6 Strength Drills Youth Athletes Must Master”

I wrote a guest post for Erica Suter’s website, hoping to not only educate young athlete – but PARENTS – on the essential movements that our youth need to be focusing on! Give this a read and let me know what you think!

On a personal note, I just wanted to let you guys know that I appreciate the well-wishes and support for my surgery and recovery! For those who don’t know, I had back surgery on September 1 to clean up an old injury that I’ve battled with non-surgical methods for nearly a decade. Surgery went smooth. I’m recovering well. I can’t wait to get back to 100% and continue to learn lessons from this injury & use them to help others become happier, healthier and better performers! If you want to read up on my journey, I wrote a little rant about it here.

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