Fitness & Nutrition
About the Fitness & Nutrition page
This is my resource page of things I study and do with respect to fitness and nutrition, the physical aspect of sharpening the saw.
With respect to exercising, I am into strength training. I started with the stronglifts program and do progressive loading. I also run from time to time and participate in running events.
My usual training program is as follow: I pick up some main running events and a program for them. Until the mileage is starting building up during the laste couple of weeks, I do progressive loading using the stronglifts program with the basic lifts. I learned the basic lifts from this book: Starting Strength. The last couple of week I deload heavily on the weights and do also core strengthening exercises. For nutrition I follow the calculations of Bigger Leaner Stronger. The recipes I use you can find them in my related Trello board.
Also a disclaimer. I am not a professional medical care provider or anything of that short. These resources are what I read, listen, watch, follow, study and use for my personal fitness and nutritional needs.
Books (and eBooks)
Some general books that include both nutrition and exercise (more related to weight training):
- Bigger Leaner Stronger
- Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger
- Burn the fat, Feed the muscles
- Starting Strength
More into nutrition:
- Better than steroids
This playlist contains guidelines for all the basic lifts by Mark Rippetoe
General Inquiry on Strength Training
Apps I use
- Stronglifts 5x5
- Garmin Connect (if you own a garmin watch)
- My Fitness Pal for calorie counting
- Nike+ to gather my treadmill running as well.
- Apple's Health app, to add my weight and body fat percentage daily
Youtube channels I follow
- Alan Thral's
- Starting Strength
- Bodybuilding RevLove the matches, really inspirational and seeing how different regimes work in a competition. Favorite game: Guess who will win before watching it.
Other interesting resources
- Hal Higdon
- Kinetic Revolution
My personal records for running and lifts
- Squat (3x5): 137.5 kgr
- Deadlift (1x5): 120 kgr
- Bench press (5x5): 85 kgr
- Over-Head Press (5x5): 55 kgr
- Barbell Row (5x5): 85 kgr
- 1 km (I don't in particular train for these)
- 1 mile (I don't in particular train for these)
- 5 km
- 10 km
- Marathon: I have not participated in one, yet.