Around the Blogs 17.01.12

Some really interesting stuff for you this time, culled from the various running- and exercise-related blogs that I subscribe to.

First, because it’s such a visual treat, a post from Alex Hutchinson’s Sweat Science blog, in which he offers image-based evidence of the effects of exercising on aging. The photos, as you’ll see if you follow the link, compare the muscle mass of a 40 year old triathlete, a 74 year sedentary man, and a 74 year old triathlete. Fantastic!

Next, a “two for the price of one” offer. (That’s two wisdoms in one…) Steven Sashen of Invisible Shoes recently posted his take on Daniel Lieberman’s “Foot Strike and Injury Rates in Endurance Runners: a retrospective study” report. Lieberman’s study is fascinating enough (his stuff always is), but Sashen adds his own perspective.

Last, a bit of controversy. Here’s a post from the Science of Running blog, in which the author critiques the CrossFit model. I’ve got to admit, I’ve had the same concerns about CrossFit since doing one of their workshops a few years ago. Couldn’t have said it this well, though.


  1. Thanks for the links. I know Sweat Science blog but I am not familiar with the other ones. As for CrossFit, I have my doubts about their approach to exercise. This will be an interesting read.

    1. You’re welcome, Ewa! Sweat Science is one of my favourites (Hutchinson also has a regular column in the Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper). I pass along many of his posts on “Around the Blogs,” simply because he’s so good. But I read lots of other good ones too. Will have to try to give them room. 🙂

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