Week in Review: August 30, 2019

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The Internet is a treasure trove of information and content. Hereโ€™s a sampling of health and wellness related items that caught my eye this week. Enjoy!

My Favorite Articles

Strength training is perfectly safe for kids, provided we approach it smartly.

A great, detailed read on why calories in/calories out is an inescapable underpinning of weight loss, and the factors that dictate the equation.

Static stretching always has a place in my programs, but I tend to use it judiciously prior to working out. This approach to incorporating stretches pre-workout makes sense, and is well designed and thought out.

Best of Social Media

Challenging hip and core stability with the Half-kneeling Cable Lift:

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The 1/2 Kneeling Cable Lift is one of my favorite ways to train stability at the hips while working through an upper thoracic rotational movement. You don't need a ton of weight - these are sneaky hard. - ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™‹๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ: ๐™„'๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ค๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™š๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ข. ๐™‹๐™–๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฅ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™˜๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™ก๐™ค๐™ค๐™งโ—๏ธ - Aim for 3 sets of 5/side and tell me what you think below๐Ÿ‘‡ #wednesday #howtoexercise #howtoexerciseseries #exercisetips #fitnesstips #exerciseoftheday #strengthtraining #stabilitytraining #vitalifit #vitalifittips

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