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
  • Programming

More into nutrition:

  • Better than steroids

Exercises

This playlist contains guidelines for all the basic lifts by Mark Rippetoe

Squat

Deadlift

Bench Press

Overhead Press

Barbell Row

Power Clean

General Inquiry on Strength Training

Sites

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

Youtube channels I follow

Other interesting resources

Running

Sites

  • Hal Higdon
  • Kinetic Revolution

Records

My personal records for running and lifts

Weightlifting

  • 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
  • Running

    • 1 km (I don't in particular train for these)
    • 1 mile (I don't in particular train for these)
    • 5 km
    • 10 km
    • Half-marathon
    • Marathon: I have not participated in one, yet.