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Weekend Link Love – Edition 217

Research of the Week

In elite gymnasts, a three month stint on a very low carb ketogenic diet had no (negative or positive) effect on their performance and explosive strength levels [1]. Gymnasts on the ketogenic diet, however, did lose a considerable amount of fat mass.

A new meta-analysis concludes that protein supplementation increases both strength and muscle mass [2] in younger and older trainees engaged in prolonged resistance exercise.

Interesting Blog Posts

The Sock Doc breaks down how our hormones can affect the health and stability of our ligaments [3].

“It’s not me, it’s you,” said the venison to the finicky modern eater [4].

Media, Schmedia

Vote for Robb Wolf and Greg Everett‘s whole Paleo Solution podcast dealio gig in the People’s Choice Podcast Awards [5]. Scroll down to Health/Fitness to cast your vote.

If any grain is Primal, it’s Paleo oatmeal [6], about as old fashioned as you can get (Onion warning).

Everything Else

Crossfit Endurance founder Brian Mackenzie details his training philosophy in the newly-released book with the self-explanatory title: Power, Speed, Endurance [7]. If you’re a fan of endurance sports (or just general human performance) and you want to do them safely, effectively and healthfully, check out the book. Here’s a trailer [8], and here’s a sample chapter [9] (PDF), free of charge.

And for the kids out there wondering what they should put on their feet to go run, here’s a possible answer [10].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (November 18 – November 24)

Email of the Week

I don’t know how ANY of the test subjects managed to fall asleep while researchers were taking their rectal temperatures.

 Different strokes, mattoomba [15]. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.