Posture, Ibuprofen and Squatting Anthems


Can you believe it's mid-December?  I’m not sure where the past 3 ½ months went, but they sure flew by for me.

Instead of one of my normal posts today, I wanted to pass along some of the great links and articles that I’ve seen through the past week.  And of course, there’s a new squatting anthem for those that are inclined at the very end.

First up is an awesome infographic from Greatist on posture.  The majority of people I see tend to have posture that ranges from “not good” to “terrible.”  Further, most people don’t realize how an office job simple reinforces all of their problems.  While the reasons why bad postures develop are pretty numerous (they can even result from just breathing), it’s important to remind yourself everyday of how you sit or stand.

The Ultimate Guide to Good Posture

Next, here’s a great write up of a study that was recently completed on endurance athletes and the use of ibuprofen.  I shudder when I think about my running days, and how I used to take ibuprofen before or after my runs when I had a litany of injuries.  I’ve said it before, pain is never the’s merely the signal of a larger issue.

For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use

The last article is below, and for another week I wanted to share a link that focuses on why women should be lifting weights.  Now, does this mean back squatting and clean and jerks for all women?  No.  But, it does a nice job explaining that the traditional routes women take to exercise will never lead them to realizing their goals.

Letter to a Client or Why I Don't Believe in Barre Classes

Now, if you’ve made it this far, my squatting anthem for the next week is below.  Whenever I hear this song I like to rename it, “Kickstart My Squat.”  On that note, have a great weekend everyone!