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January 18, 2009

Weekend Link Love – Edition 33

By Mark Sisson

The locker room can be unbearable. For anyone who remembers those painful, self-conscious moments after P.E. in middle school, The Great Fitness Experiment has a funny and revealing post about showering at the gym.

Will Smith is just full of good advice. Ross Training posts about the wonderful moment in The Pursuit of Happyness where Smith talks to his son about protecting one’s dreams.

Forget skiing, forget snowboarding, Lift Magazine brings you extreme sledding. Extremely fast, extremely fun, extremely dangerous, and extremely expensive.

Or if sledding isn’t extreme enough, how about flying?

MizFit doesn’t use a heart rate monitor. Do you?

Why educate people about health and fitness when we can simply use our taxes to pay for weight loss surgery? The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has the story on why doctors want to use our tax money to give people lap bands. My best summation: Jaw-dropping insanity. According to the article, the “eligible” age for weight loss surgery in women is 13! (Thanks for the link, David B.)

So, what’s a better alternative than the surgery? How about teaching your 13 year old to stop eating the 20 worst foods in America. (thanks, David F.)

According to My Super Charged Life, video games aren’t just for couch potatoes with fast thumbs. Catch up with the buzz over Wii Fit.

Starlets follow the craziest diets and The Diet Blog explains why Gwyneth Paltrow is the reigning queen.

If you liked my Tabata Sprint post, Beach Fitness has a handy online Tabata Clock to time your intense intervals. The timer works great if you’re confined to the prison of a dorm room or home office, and you want to do a quick 4 minute routine of extreme burpees.

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8 years 6 months ago

some great links, Mark (Id forgotten about Lift!)
thanks for including me…

8 years 6 months ago

I’m pretty much ignoring Men’s Health until they resolve their cognitive dissonance with regards to fat and carbs. The still focus a majority of their information on fat in a negative light, but then have Jeff Volak etc, who promote low carb/high fat.

I’m still waiting for them to come completely around, but since they are pretty mainstream, I don’t see it happening any time soon, but maybe they can slowly evolve their and others opinions.

Zen Fritta
Zen Fritta
8 years 6 months ago

I saw the flying thing….why not pay some money and get a private pilot’s license? Then us military pilots can laugh at you for thinking you are hot stuff! =)

8 years 6 months ago

How much do I love that you guys picked the post where I talk about getting naked? 😉 Thanks for including me on such an illustrious list. I loved the Diet Blog’s rundown on Queen Gwennie. Girlfriend is nuts.

8 years 6 months ago

Looks like some fantastic fitness and health reading! Thanks for including my article about the Wii Fit. It is truly fun and useful!

8 years 6 months ago

Love the link love- thanks!

And thanks for the motivation- I’m gonna get those 50 kipping pull-ups darn it!

8 years 6 months ago

And PS- that tabata clock is AWESOME!

8 years 5 months ago

Thanks for those links, a nice way to pass the morning looking at them.